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NCCU Art Museum to Feature Work of Cuban Artist

Orisha Oshun by Erik Olivera Rubio

Work by Cuban artist Erik Olivera Rubio will be featured at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Museum of Art beginning Sunday, Oct. 8, as part of the museum’s fall exhibition for the 2017-2018 season.

The show features an impressive and varied body of work in drawing and painting. The exhibition opens with a free public reception Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m. and will remain on view through Nov. 17. It includes more than 24 pieces by the artist that are the visual equivalent of musical genres, including blues, jazz and gospel rich with color and symbolism. This exhibition is Rubio’s first museum showing in America.

Rubio’s works demonstrate his painting style as well as technical abilities including bravura brushwork, innovative figurative, compositional arrangements and the use of intense, monochrome color. The exhibition also includes his ability to conjure Afro-Cuban traditional gods.

Rubio obtained a degree from San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba. His works have been featured internationally in museums, including London, Italy, France and throughout Cuba.

Admission is free and open to the public. Every effort is made to make all NCCU Art Museum exhibits accessible to those with physical challenges. The NCCU Art Museum is on one level with no steps at the entrance.

The museum’s regular operating schedule is Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Saturdays, Mondays and university holidays. For group visits or general information, please call 919-530-6211. For more information or assistance, please call contact Christine Perry at 919-530-5078 or cperry@nccu.edu.

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