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PSC art gallery exhibit focuses on African American experience

“Reflecting Dignity” is the current show at the Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gallery, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

The exhibition is open through March 4, and features works by Sandra Bridges, David Anthony Geary, Juarez Hawkins and Kristy Raines Loving. 

In recognition of Black History Month, the works “embrace the value of honoring the African American experience,” according to exhibit curator Beth Shadur, who is the gallery director. 

“Often, in popular culture, the African American experience is presented with a singular and simple sweep, centered around sports, entertainment and music,” Shadur added. “Here, the subject matters of each work are treated with grace and inherent value, creating a sense of dignity.”

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m.; and by appointment, by calling 708-709-7738. The college is closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of Presidents’ Day.

For more information about the gallery and future exhibits, visit prairiestate.edu/artgallery.

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