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The Gantt Center will debut four new exhibitions to the public on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Bring the family and enjoy gallery talks, docent-led tours, art-making workshops and other activities as we celebrate the launch of Simple Passion, Complex Vision: The Darryl Atwell Collection; Selections from the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art; Immortal: A New Series by Miya Bailey; and Sloane Siobhan: Archetypes of the Subconscious.

These exhibits of contemporary collections, figurative and abstract paintings, and mixed-media sculptures celebrate collectors of African-American art. Join us as we celebrate collectors who are preserving African-American art for future generations.

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drop in Art-making Activity - Exhibition coloring sheets inspired by Sloane Siobhan: Archetypes of the Subconscious
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mixed-Media Art-Making Workshop with Miya Bailey - Miya Bailey will take patrons on a journey through his creative process, discuss the pieces in Immortal: A New Series by Miya Bailey and lead participants in creating their own mixed-media art.
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided Tour: Simple Passion, Complex Vision: The Darryl Atwell Collection
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Art: Guided Painting with Sloane Siobhan - Join Sloane Siobhan as she guides community members in creating their own versions of her artwork using oil pastels and watercolors.
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
A Conversation with Mrs. Vivian Hewitt and Dr. Michael D. Harris on the legacy of African-American artists, collecting art and the Hewitt family’s relationship with the artists in Instill & Inspire: Selections from the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Mixed-Media collage Art-Making Workshop with Cathay Dawkins - Create mixed media collages inspired by Instill & Inspire: Selections from the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art
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Image credits: Darryl Atwell sitting in front of Good Vibrations, 2013 Rashid Johnson, Courtesy of Darryl Atwell. Photo credit: Kevin Broome