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Join TAAC for our 3rd Annual Special Afternoon and the Opening Reception for Angela Davis Johnson
Join the TRAHC African American Committee for our 3rd Annual Special Afternoon and 6th Annual Children's Reading and Arts Program on Satuday, February 15th from 12PM-3PM. The event celebrates the newest TAAC exhibition entitled African American Artists: People, Places & Things.
In conjunction with the event, TRAHC is also hosting an Opening Reception for the featured artist in a additional exhibition: Grace Beaneath the Floating World: The Art of Angela Davis Johnson.
Based in Little Rock, Ms. Davis Johnson is best known for her vibrant narrative paintings that examine universal connections, Southern identity and historical occurrences through personal symbols.
“I began this series with the thought that if Cranach’s three graces were born on 12th and Jefferson, a predominantly poor black neighborhood in Little Rock, what would they look like,” Ms. Davis Johnson said. “Would one be able to distinguish them from the crowd?”
Navigating between academic influences and outsider art individuality, she creates textured figures using oil paint, scrap paper and fabric with unique compositions.
“This show’s purpose is to examine our reaction to the invisibility, negative reputation, and ultimately the humanity of this particular group of people."
A signature member of the Arkansas League of Artists, Ms. Davis Johnson has works on display in major galleries and private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
TRAHC is presenting Ms. Davis Johnson’s exhibition in conjunction with the TRAHC African American Committee's 3rd Annual Special Afternoon and the 6th Annual Children’s Reading and Arts Program. Also on display in the Regional Arts Center’s Open Galleries is TAAC’s 11th Annual exhibition titled African Americans in Art: People, Places & Things.
TRAHC’s Regional Arts Center is free and open to the public, Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
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