SRU stages Feb. 2-25 African American art exhibit

Curlee Holton print

"Organic Portals" by Curlee Raven Holton, 2005, Serigraph

Jan. 26, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - African-American art, including drawings, etching and lithographs, will be exhibited Feb. 2-25 when Slippery Rock University presents "A Collaboration of Creativity, Two Masters: David C. Driskell Master Artist and Curlee R. Holton Master Printmaker" at SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery.

The exhibit opening is from 4:40-6:30 p.m., Feb. 2, at the gallery.

Driskell and Holton are showing their art during SRU's Black History Month and the President's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity months. Their work illustrates the culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

Holton is executive director of the David C. Driskell Center and senior artist-in-residence for the art department at the University of Maryland. His work has been exhibited in more than 60 one-person shows and 100 group shows. Driskell is professor emeritus of African-American art at the University of Maryland. He is the recipient of three Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships and a Harmon Foundation Fellowship.

SRU's Office of Multicultural Development and the President's Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity are sponsoring the exhibition.

Martha Gault, 108 Maltby Ave., is open from noon to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.


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