African-American art exhibit extended

Artists Donna Blakey and Lafayette W. Bell Sr. talk during the Local African American Art reception at the Biggs Museum of American Art on Thursday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Carol Vieira looks at paintings by artist Aekyung Maria Ruffin during the Local African American Art reception at the Biggs Museum on Thursday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Danielle Rogers and Mekayla Petion with the Sankofa String Orchestra perform during the Local African American Art reception at the Biggs Museum on Thursday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Artist John Waters poses with his art work during the Local African American Art reception at the Biggs Museum on Thursday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Artist Bryant Bell with his art work during the Local African American Art reception at the Biggs Museum on Thursday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

An exhibit highlighting works created by African-American artists of greater Dover and Kent County has garnered such a great response that the exhibit has been extended a month and will remain open at the Biggs Museum of American Art in downtown Dover through April 29.

The exhibit is part of the second annual Citywide Black History Celebration, which this year reached out to the Biggs museum as one of its partners to showcase African American artists. Works include various media such as painting, video, photography, fiber, sculpture and works on paper.

The Biggs is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, visit www.biggsmuseum.org.

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