UAPB art professor’s works to be featured in “Freedom! Oh, Freedom!” collection and Creativity Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) art professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Art Danny Campbell will have mixed media works on display at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Campbell, a native of Dumas along with other Arkansas artists will join MTCC for the opening reception of their largest exhibition to date, “Freedom! Oh, Freedom! Arkansas’s People of African Descent and the Civil War 1861-1866.” The exhibit is a story of transformation and will allow visitors the opportunity to explore the African American perspective of the Civil War from the lens of slavery, the contributions of African American soldiers, and what happened through and after the Reconstruction Era. 

Ronnie A. Nichols of North Potomac, Maryland, Md., is the guest curator for the exhibit and will speak at the opening reception. Nichols is the former director of the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, a descendant of a black Civil War veteran and is a respected author, artist, genealogist and Civil War re-enactor.

The opening reception will be held November 14, 2014 at 7pm at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and refreshments will be served. The “Freedom! Oh, Freedom!” exhibit will remain open through December 31.

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