African art exhibit extended through Nov. 25
Lake Erie College will extend the showing of the popular exhibit, “A Sense of Place from Africa to Beyond: A Traveler’s Guide to Family, Order, God and Country,” through Nov. 25, 2007.
Originally slated to be removed from the College’s B.K. Smith Gallery Oct. 31, the overwhelming response to the exhibit has encouraged Lake Erie College to keep the show open. The exhibit glimpses the travels of an American family in Africa chronicled by the art and objects collected over 30-plus years. Collected on back roads, apart from the tourist trade, the collection reveals a culture’s foundation of social, civic and spiritual thought and interaction.
Gallery visitors will see a display of artwork inspired by Africa and African Diaspora including masks, figures, toys and functional and ceremonial objects. The exhibit also includes juried art pieces from a call to artists.
The popularity of the exhibit has encouraged the College to investigate the possibility of exhibiting a similar show next fall on the topic of Chinese culture.
The B.K. Smith Gallery is located on the east side of Lake Erie College on Gillett Street near Andrews Osborne Academy. Gallery hours are 9 a.m-9 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call Deb Remington at 440.375.7040.