Giles Gallery to Host Exhibit of African American Art Oct. 27-Nov. 14

Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery will host an exhibition of African American art Oct. 27-Nov. 14.

My Art/My World: A Look at Contemporary African American Artists will feature the work of 12 artists: Maya Freelon Asante, Charles Bibbs, Garry Bibbs, Althea Murphy-Price, Gary Noland, Ayokunie Odeleye, Robert Peppers, Kelly Phelps, Kyle Phelps, Faith Ringgold, Morris Taft Thomas and Valerie C. White.

“The goal for this exhibition is to educate, celebrate and expose the campus, community, local schools, educators and the state of Kentucky on current African American artists,” said Gwen Graham, instructor in the University’s African/African American Studies Program and curator for the exhibit. “I want viewers to come into the gallery and view the artwork, but also experience it.”

Visitors will also receive a catalog/booklet “so that they can help in the continuation of educating and exposing others on current African American artists and their works,” she added.

A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery, which is located in the Campbell Building on Crabbe Street.

For Gallery hours, call 859-622-8135..

Published on October 19, 2014

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