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Daughters of the Diaspora – May Gallery Walk


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Daughters of the Diaspora–Women of Color Speak exhibit at the Landmark Building will be open for Gallery Walk night. Enjoy the artwork while listening to performances by SPA CITY BRASS and TREBLE IN THE VILLAGE QUARTET. Visitors will be able to meet the exhibit curator - Garbo Hearne and artists Evita Tezeno, Melverue Abraham and Lousie Mandumbwa.

Texas artist Evita Tezeno created the colorful mixed media portraits in the exhibit and is the Mixed-Media Collage instructor in a Arts & The Park workshop.Melverue Abraham creates folk art that narrates the history of African Americans. Louise Mandumbwa is an artist from Fracistown, Botswana and creates both digital art and traditional media portraits.

Spa City Brass ensemble includes Bill Crook (trumpet), Jeff Olson (trumpet), David Pierce (French horn), Lloyd Kuhn (trombone), and Rick Perrymand (tuba). They are members of the Hot Springs Concert Band. Spa City Brass has performs at the Arlington Hotel during the winter holidays, in Art Galleries in Hot Springs, and the Atrium at Serenity Pointe. They also performed at Flag Retirement ceremonies and various private functions.

Treble in the Village is a ladies barbershop quartet that performs many kinds of music in the barbershop style. They all live in Hot Springs Village. The quartet also sings with Top of the Rock Chorus, a member of Sweet Adelines International, in Little Rock. The vocalist include; tenor -Kathy, lead - Patty, baritone-Kay, and Sharon-Bass.

The reception for Gallery Walk at the Landmark Building is sponsored by Hot Springs Life Long Learning Institute. The exhibit is sponsored by HSU-Academic Initiatives, HSACA, and Hearne Fine Arts. This is an Arts & The Park event - celebrating the arts in the Hot Springs, Arkansas.