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International Arts Experience 2018:  AFRICA

Experience AFRICA - the world's second largest continent, a vast land with a history of expressive art in masks, sculptures, paintings and fiber arts.

June 1st - July 28th, 2018
Location: Anne Lloyd Gallery
Monday, 8:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday, 8:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday, 8:30am - 4:30pm Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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African arts speak to this amazing continent's extreme cultural diversity and influences from ancient civilizations, indigenous peoples, Europe and the Middle East.  This exhibit includes a wide variety of sculptures, textiles, masks, paintings, artifacts and other arts, on loan from private and museum collections.

Many thanks to Ibiyinka Alao, Nigerian Ambassador of Art, for exhibiting his paintings and being an active participant in our African experience.  
We sincerely appreciate him and all who have helped to make this exhibit a reality. 

Exhibit Dates: June 1 - July 26

Opening Cultural Event: Friday evening, June 1
Click HERE for event details!

First Friday Gallery Walk Reception: Friday evening, July 6
A taste of African cuisine plus - 

Featured musician:  Kaream Williams, African drums
6 pm:  Brief talk about African music and join Kaream's African drum circle!

Our sincere thanks goes to these and other private collectors who have shared their treasures from Africa -

Giertz Educational Collection, Krannert Art Museum
Spurlock Museum, U of I, Education Collection
John Baird
Brian & Hagossa Buckner
Meta & Gary Burlington
Sally Dennis
Kim Fields
Jacqueline Goetter
Mary & B.J. Leonard
Rod & Deborah Logan
Lesley Nicholson
Annette Russo
Lenore Sloan
Mark & Kathy Sorensen
Heather & Terry Stoa
Joash & Delia Tiarks
Ron & Bunni Zitzlsperger

Special Thanks to our Contributors:
Ameren Illinois
Decatur Rotary Club #180
Decatur Blueprint

John & Cheryl Bradley
Carla Brinkoetter
John & Susan Cobb
Jerry L. Douglas
Alan & Beth Frigy
Ardith Hubbard
Marilynn Madden
Virginia "Sis" McDonald
Ken & Betty Moser
Sharon & Herb Thompson 


Thanks to our sponsor, Ameren Illinois, this exhibit is open, free to the public.


Ibiyinka Alao

Ibiyinka Alao

Ibiyinka serves as Nigeria's Ambassador of Art around the world. Trained as an architect at the University of Ile-Ife Nigeria, he saw what many other didn't, even at an early age. He saw life in "color" and "color" as a language. He imbues this life and language into his paintings that express his traditional African viewpoint. His art speaks to hope, joy, peace and love - a reflection of his…

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