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First black fine art show opens Friday in Austin

January 10, 2019

AUSTIN — The first Minnesota Black Fine Art Show opens Friday at the Austin ArtWorks Center gallery, 300 N. Main St.

The work of 10 Minnesota black artists is exhibited in the show, which will move to Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato and Minneapolis after nine weeks in Austin.

The artists were chosen from a pool of applicants by a jury process. The artists are:

• Kprecia Ambers, a fiber artist from Minneapolis.

• Eyenga Bokamba, an abstract painter from Minneapolis.

• Carla Hamilton, a mixed media artist from Duluth.

• Christopher E. Harrison, a painter from Minneapolis.

• Bill Jeter, a multi-media artist from Minneapolis.

• Antwon Key, a photographer from Eagle Lake.

• Terresa Moses, a painter from Duluth.

• Theoneste Munyemana, an abstract painter from the Twin Cities.

• Ivy Vainio, a photographer from Duluth.

• Carl Wesley, a mixed media artists from Minneapolis.

An opening reception will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

The exhibit is open through March 23. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

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