February 14 - April 12
Tunde Odunlade: Dreaming Between Worlds
Tunde Odunlade is one of the leading figures in the resurgence of traditional African art to come out of Oshogbo, Nigeria, in the late 1960s. A second-generation artist from Ibadan, Odunlade is a freelance artist who works with hand-made paper, print-making, textiles, and the intricate art of batik, a craft that developed from the tradition of adire cloth dyeing for which the Yoruba people were famous. As an artist-in-residence, Odunlade will conduct a week-long batik class, provide specialized tours, and participate in a public discussion about Nigeria with Ambassador Andrew Young.
May 2 - June 27
The Works of Daryl Harris and Michael Morgan
This two-person exhibition features artists whose works tackle the social issues and social taboos of contemporary African American culture. Daryl Harris's art confronts the viewer with the sociological and scatological ideas of unspoken, suppressed, and explosive stereotyping within and outside of the African American community. The art of Michael Morgan focuses on his perception of the ongoing hypocrisy in the African American and the broader American community in relation to issues of homosexuality, classism, and racism.
July 11 - September 12
Spirit Chasing Rainbows: The Art of Louis Delsarte
Described as a figurative painter of dream-like compositions, Louis Delsarte emerged onto the art scene more than thirty-five years ago. Using texture, abstraction, paints, ebony pencil, and mixed media, Delsarte takes the viewer to the depths of his own experiences and imagination.
September 26 - November 7
Ronnie Phillips is an award-winning artist, photographer, and educator. His work has been seen on several popular television shows, including Roc, Amen, In the Heat of the Night, The Cosby Show, Martin, A Different World, and Living Single. Prominent personalities who have collected his work include Cicely Tyson, Bill Cosby, Andrew Young, Dionne Warwick, Sheryl Crow, Anna Marie Horsford, Victoria Rowell, and Halle Berry, to name a few.
December 5 - January 30, 2011
Charlotte Riley Webb
A retrospective of the art career of Charlotte Riley-Webb, this exhibition will be comprised primarily of paintings from four different series that revisit her journey through life: From Stories of My America, Transcendence of Earth Tunes, Tattoo Series, and Still Running Lines Through My Head. Riley-Webb's multifaceted interest in poetry, theater, and music and how she interprets them will be the underlining themes for this exhibition.