Celebrating African-American Artists Art Exhibit

Tandra Smith

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will be presenting Celebrating African-American Artists, an art exhibit located in the Southern Folk Art Gallery in the Center for Art & Theatre, that will be featuring work by southern African-American artists. The exhibit will run from Feb. 1 to July 29.

According to a press release by the university, Annamarie Kistler, a graduate assistant from the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection, wanted to show off these pieces for a very particular reason.

“I realized we have a lot of pieces painted of childhood memories by African-American artists who have not been exhibited in a long time. I wanted to do this exhibition to show off these beautiful pieces by these very talented artists,” Kistler said.

The topics of the various pieces of artwork will vary from cultural traditions, to passing on a variety of shared values.

The works have been displayed all around the country, from the Smithsonian Museum, and have been commissioned to Coca-Cola and The New York Times

This exhibit is free and open to the public.