MCC presenting African art collection



FLINT – The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present selected works from the Anthony & Davida Artis Collection of African American Fine Art. The exhibition, titled “Faith, Family & Faces,” will be in the gallery from Sept. 25 through Oct. 10.

In addition, Anthony Artis will give a presentation, which is open to the public, about the collection on Monday, Sept. 25 at noon in the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center Auditorium located on the Mott main campus in Flint.

This outstanding collection of African American fine art includes works by well-known artists Benny Andrews, Elizabeth Catlett and Jacob Lawrence as well as work by Flint area artist and educator Eddie Watkins.

In 2014, the Artis family’s Art Community Outreach program was nationally recognized by the Pollination Project in Berkeley, CA. This program allowed the family to share artworks with the community in public spaces to educate, encourage and engage others using African-American artists and artworks.

In 2017, the collection partnered with Dedicated Believers Ministries to initiate a new arts and culture program called Art Education Outreach to teach K-12 students about African-American artists, visual arts and subject matter in Flint and Genesee County schools.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Art and Design office at 810-762-0443.


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