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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Skittles opening tomorrow at Wesleyan

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University
238 Washington Ter., Middletown, (860) 685-3355
Skittles: The 2nd Annual Students of Color Art Exhibition
Feb. 14—Mar. 2, 2008.
Opening reception: Thurs., Feb. 14, 5—7 p.m.

Press release

In conjunction with Wesleyan University's celebration of Black History Month, Ujamaa presents Skittles, a student art exhibition organized by artists of color to showcase their work for the larger Wesleyan community. Skittles, a presentation by Ujamaa, Wesleyan's Black Student Union, provides an opportunity for students of color to contribute their skills and talents in the creation of an exhibition intended to give voice to an underrepresented group of artists.

The exhibition opens on Sat., Feb. 15, 2008 and runs through Sun., March 2, 2008 at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery's South Gallery. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Thurs., Feb. 14 from 5—7 p.m. The reception will feature several student speakers as well as Alexis Peskine, a prominent young artist whose work was recently included in an exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford and has been featured in the New York Times.

Skittles' opening reception in early February, 2007, had an astounding turnout of 100 students and other members of the Wesleyan community and featured four speakers—three students and a Wesleyan Professor of Art History. The works of seventeen students were represented in that exhibition, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures.

Double that number—34 students-—are showcased in this year's exhibition. In addition to the more traditional visual art forms such as painting and photography, audio and a digital music piece will be featured this year.


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