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Two Parkside shows feature African art

The art galleries University Wisconsin-Parkside come alive with art Africwhen two shows debut Jan. 17 900 Wood Road Kenosha.

The art galleries at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside come alive with the art of Africa when two shows debut Jan. 17 at 900 Wood Road, Kenosha.

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Updated: February 13, 2012 8:51AM



KENOSHA — The art galleries at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside come alive with the art of Africa when two shows debut Jan. 17.

The exhibition “West African Art from the Mathis Collection” is shown in the Fine Arts Gallery and in the Foundation Gallery, Catherine Kennedy’s “Contemporary Journeys” opens..

Both galleries are located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities at 900 Wood Road.

Drawn from the collection of Emile Mathis, “West African Art” features 50 traditional ceremonial objects. The exhibition runs through March 10. Catherine Kennedy’s exhibition “Contemporary Journeys” chronicles her migration from Liberia through Ivory Coast to the United States and runs though Feb. 9.

Both exhibits are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays noon to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. Gallery admission is free.

For more information, call (262) 595-2521.



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