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January art gallery exhibit features Women of Visions

1/3/2012 —

 

ANNUAL MULTI-MEDIA DISPLAY SHOWCASES AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS

The multimedia exhibit showcasing the works of Women of Visions Inc., a nonprofit women's art collective based in Pittsburgh, opens Jan. 9 in the Art Gallery at Penn State New Kensington.

The exhibit features quilts, drawings, photographs, prints and paintings created by African-American artists. The exhibit runs for two months until Feb. 24. The exhibit is free to the public. The art gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends.

Founded in 1981, the organization's mission is to promote the art and history of African-American women through exhibitions, education and community involvement. The group establishes relationships with universities, corporations, art groups, foundations and individual artists throughout the country to provide its members with opportunities to grow professionally. Women of Visions members serve as presenters and facilitators of exhibitions, symposia, workshops, and lecture and film series.

For information on Women of Visions, contact Donna Alexander, public relations and marketing director, at 412-606-0733 or dalexanderwov@live.com.

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