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ECSU African art exhibit features local artists

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-20 14:53:47-04

Elizabeth City, NC – Elizabeth City State University is bringing new culture to the community as they feature a new exhibit, “Clay, Canvas & Culture,” at the University Art Gallery.

Art Professor Alexis Joyner, director of the University Art Gallery, said he is honored to bring another exhibit to the gallery that will be an enriching experience for the students.

They will witness firsthand how these featured artists handle their respective media. Our guests are Tidewater artists Robert Davis, Maizelle, and Debbi Small.

“All of my work starts with canvas. I spend months pinning, designing and sewing to canvas. It’s nice to contribute to the students’ educational experience. Students can look at this art and see the time and effort involved,” Small said. “As artists, God gives us a vision. If we are obedient and wait for that vision, we can translate what He has given us.”

This is the 24th Annual African Art Exhibit held on ECSU’s campus. The “Clay, Canvas & Culture” exhibit is open through March 20 at ECSU Art Gallery.

McKinley Strother, WTKR Intern