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Graduate Student Artist to Discuss African-American History Month Exhibition

David Gay

February 27, 2018

Patrick Quarm, a Texas Tech University School of Art graduate student from Ghana, will speak Thursday (March 1) about “West Meets West: Illuminated Figures,” a two-person exhibit at the Caviel Museum of African-American History.

WHAT: Media availability with Patrick Quarm, a Texas Tech University School of Art graduate student from Ghana, who has collaborated on "West Meets West: Illuminated Figures," a two-person exhibition at the Caviel Museum of African American History featuring the work of African and African-American artists.

The exhibit is presented by the School of Art, which is housed within the  J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, and the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council as a part of the 2018 African-American History Month Art Exhibition.

WHEN: Media availability: 1-3 p.m. Thursday (March 1)

Exhibition: The exhibit will be included from 6-9 p.m. on the trolley route of the First Friday Art Trail on March 2 and April 6. It is also available for viewing by appointment through April 30.

WHERE: Caviel Museum of African American History, 1719 Ave. A,

EVENT: "West Meets West: Illuminated Figures" is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of an African and an African-American artist. Quarm, a third-year graduate student in the Texas Tech School of Art, collaborated with Alexander Bostic, an associate professor in the department of art at Mississippi State University.

The works in the exhibit are figurative and focus on the African and African-American community and experience. The works are rich in color and texture and combine myth, fantasy, genre and imaginative scenes to create intersections between West Africa and America.

Quarm will be available to speak about his work and the exhibit. Quarm's former professor David Lindsay, School of Art associate director, and Shirley Green, chairwoman of the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council, also will be available. Lindsay can speak on Quarm's work as well as the upcoming School of Art's Annual Community Open House on Friday (March 2).


 

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CONTACT: Cathy Jung, marketing and public relations, J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-0700 or cathy.jung@ttu.edu