I had the opportunity last weekend to get a preview of the brand new Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III which runs from September 3-October 21, 2016. Curated by Anthony & Trina Burks of A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC a local 22-year art based business who is also responsible for the annual Continuum and other local art events.
As I walked through the exhibition, the varying of styles of art on display was inspiring. The theme is varied but the artists share a commonality: They are originally from, reside or are represented in the state of Florida in one location here in Palm Beach County and share African descent. The list includes first and second generation Florida Highway men and many more.
Artists include: Addonis Parker, Anthony Burks Sr., Ashley Dias, Barbara Cheives, Carl Craig, Caron Bowman, Cheryl Edwards, Daniel Fortune, David German, Derin Young, Emmanuel Aderele, Everett Spruill, Florida Highwaymen, AJ Brown, Isaac Knight, Roy McLendon Jr., Gillian Kennedy Wright, Greg Pitts, Henrimae Bell, Jacqueline Arrieux, James A. Rush, Jonathan Knight, Julia Polonyi, Kianga Jinaki, Lyndale Pettus, Maria Luisa Pflucker, Nate Dee, Neil McConney, Nzingah, Ore’al Bluntson, Patrick Foucauld , Ramel Jasir, Robert McKnight, Rodney Jackson, Scott Jeffries, Shani Simpson , Thomasina Jackson , Tonya Akins, Tracy Guiteau.
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If you haven’t been to this beautiful Center for Creative Education at 425 24th St. make sure you take the time to visit it. Originally a roller rink in the 1950’s and 60’s, the Center features an art gallery, classrooms, meeting rooms. The space is used for art instruction, art exhibits, performances, seminars and a base for community activities.
Opening this Weekend
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6-8:30 PM
The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th St, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Suggested $10 Entry (Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)