Saturday, July 05, 2008

Michael Cummings Quilts on Exhibit at Warm Spring Gallery

Recently in the news... "The Art and Life of Ashley Bryan, an African American artist, educator, author, illustrator and storyteller," will be showcased in a collaborative exhibition of African American artists at Warm Springs Gallery. The exhibit will begin with an opening reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. July 11. To recognize Bryan's 85th birthday, poet Nikki Giovanni, longtime friend and Bryan collaborator, will attend the reception. The public is invited. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres will be served accompanied by live jazz and blues music by Bert Carlson.

The group exhibit includes 22 of Bryan's colored floral oils and a selection of charcoal drawings, never exhibited before, and works by quilter Michael Cummings of New York and basketmaker Jerry Bennet Taylor of South Carolina. The exhibition will run through Aug. 7. For more information, call 839-2985 or visit

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