Reception Part of Celebration of African Arts

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 23, 2007) - An exhibit of multicolored woodcut prints by Ugandan artist Fred (Kato) Mutebi is part of a Celebration of African Arts being held at Manatee Community College (MCC) Bradenton, 5840 26th Street West. An opening reception for the exhibit begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in the fine art gallery, building number 10. Refreshments will be served.

Maceo, an African drummer, will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Family Heritage House Musuem, a resource center for the study of African-American achievements that is located at MCC Bradenton. At 8 p.m., MCC President Dr. Sarah Pappas will welcome guests to an artist's talk by Mutebi in the musuem. The events, which are free and open to the public, are co-sponsored by the MCC Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Museum, which also will display Mutebi's works.

Mutebi uses vibrant colors to celebrate his country's natural beauty and to tell stories about fragile human conditions there. His exhibit will continue through March 29. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The college is closed March 12 through 16 for Spring Break. For more information, call (941) 752-5225.


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