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URI Providence Campus exhibit celebrates ‘cultural differences’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- January 28, 2002 -- The University of Rhode Island Providence Campus is presenting a mixed media exhibit of 10 local artists representing African, African-American, Brazilian, Cambodian, Cape Verdean, Cuban, Indian, Native American, and Venezuelan cultures.

The exhibit, which is located on the first and second floor galleries, features works by Providence artists URI Art Professors Bob Dilworth and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, and Matt Barros, Carla Goncalves, Victor Gonzalez, Pablo Mijares and Munir Muhammed. Also the works of Samnang Yong of Cranston, CCRI Art Professor Tom Morrissey of Lincoln, and Marisol Mijares of Venezuela will be on display.

The exhibit, filled with rich cultural diversity, also documents the study and travel abroad programs at URI.

The exhibit runs from February 1 to 28 and is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays).

A Gallery Night reception will be held on February 21, 5 to 9 p.m. A Brown Bag Gallery talk is scheduled for February 22 at noon.

For more information, call Stephen Pennell, artist-in-residence, at 277-5206 or Jan Wenzel, 874-2116

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