WOODLAWN — A new African art exhibit set to be unveiled in Woodlawn will feature work from five Chicago artists.
The artists are Wadsworth Kelley, Al Hawkins, Marcus Sterling Alleyne, Raymond Broady and Malika Jackson.
The exhibit, “The Roads Not Taken — The Roads Now Taken,” runs from 5-8 p.m. June 20 and noon to 4 p.m. on June 21 at the Africa International House for the Center for Contemporary African Art and Culture, 6200 S. Drexel Blvd.
The center’s curator, Stephen Carter, said the exhibits would show the career paths each artist took early in life.
“This unique exhibition displays how these under-known emerging master artists, turned their — ‘If only I had…’ moments” — into — ‘Yeah, I’m following a path that has heart ...’ moments,” Carter said. “It is an example of what can happen when you choose to live your passion.”
Patrick Woodtor, president and executive director of the center, said it hoped to introduce more African art to the public through partnerships with local artists.
“Effective partnerships and collaborations are the cornerstone of success for not-for-profit organizations,” Woodtor said. “And [these] partnerships allow AIH to advance our mission to provide high-quality arts related programming and to introduce new populations to the greatness of art work created by artists of African descent.”
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