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African diaspora exhibit opens Feb. 17 at PBSC

AfricandiasporaA new Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibit by 13 artists of African diaspora opens Feb. 17 at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens.

Titled “Collaboration: African Diaspora,” the exhibit features paintings, sculptures, fabric and mixed media created by Anthony Burks Sr., Barbara Cheives, Carl Craig, David German, Howard Cash, James Rush, Kandy Lopez, Kianga Jinaki, Nzingah Oniwosan, Ramel Jasir, Robert McKnight, Rodney Jackson and Tonya Akins.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17. The exhibit will run through March 20. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The opening reception will be presented by Trina and Anthony Burks, who curated the exhibition.

The African diaspora refers to the communities throughout the world that are descended from the historic movement of peoples from Africa, predominantly to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, among other areas around the globe.

Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a realistic or unusual environment.

The art, ranging from $850 to $10,000, will be available for sale.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located on the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd.

For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015 or click HERE.

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