The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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March 14, 2014

Bentonville exhibit features African-American artists

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — An exhibit featuring some of the nation's pre-eminent African-America artists will be featured in Bentonville next week.

Black Art in America and the SilverParker Group will feature Najee Dorsey, artist and founder of Black Art in America.

Dorsey will provide guided tours of the exhibit, which includes a mixed media portrait of Bass Reeves, one of the first African Americans to receive a deputy commission west of the Mississippi River.

Other featured artists include John Biggers, David Driskell, Herbert Gentry, Kevin Cole, Cora Marshall, Robert McKnight, Frank Morrison, Charly Palmer, Deborah Shedrick, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence and Charlotte Riley-Webb.

The exhibit will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Walmart Visitors Center, located at 105 N. Main St.

Details: 479-629-4975.

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