Out of Africa

by - January 07, 2018

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Out of Africa
Exhibition Opening Friday, January 26, 6-9pm
Art Village Gallery
410 South Main

The fifth edition of the art exhibition, Out of Africa returns to the South Main Arts District by bringing contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora to the forefront during Black History Month. The Out of Africa exhibition features contemporary artwork created by four emerging artists, including Nigerian-born artists, Adewale Adenle and Norbert Okpu, international rising star, Houston-based artist Robert Pruitt and Trinidadian-born, Los Angeles based artist, Miles Regis.
The exhibition will be a destination for new and established collectors, art patrons and cultural tastemakers!!

Further, the exhibition will offer a focused schedule of special events, performances and talks to complement the experience.

Indie film screenings by African American filmmakers, curated by University of Memphis art history professor, Dr. Earnestine Jenkins; Beats of Africa music sets by local favorite, DJ Crystal Mercedes, to be performed opening night; a panel discussion, Lost Roots: The Disconnect Between Africans and African-Americans, and a dramatic Art+Poetry event curated by author, poet and editor Sheree Renée Thomas are part of the innovative programming.

Not a fan of the cold weather? Not to worry! A pop-up bar featuring cappuccino and espresso drinks by a private barista with light bites will be provided on opening night Friday, 1/26 for gallery goers and wine provided by your favorite wine and beverage service!

Join us!

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