Foster-Tanner features new artists


The Florida A&M Foster-Tanner Art Gallery held an opening reception Friday for the debut of two art exhibits and a book signing to help celebrate Black History Month.


The reception also featured music from vocalist and recording artist Kebra Moore.


Some paintings on display are from artist Sonja Griffin Evans. Titled “From Whence I Came,” Evans’ paintings illustrate different aspects of African-American culture.


Another featured artist is Kabuya Pamela Bowens, a FAMU professor. Her exhibit, “Lift Every Voice,” is inspired by artists from the Harlem Renaissance and also includes artwork from the FAMU DRS Art Club.


The reception included a book signing by FAMU professor Phyllis

Gray-Ray for her new book, “From Imagining to Understanding the

African-American Experience.”


The two exhibits will be open through Feb. 28. The Foster-Tanner

Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.