A painter, calligrapher, sculptor, poet, playwright, and storyteller, Sharon Barksdale-Worth attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, whose alumnae include the Sarah Vaughn, Melba Moore, and a host of other nationally known artists. There she studied watercolor technique, charcoal, and textile design, with an emphasis on African culture.
Sharon creates images using acrylic paints, watercolor paints, 3-D figures, and mixed media. She also designs street signs and greeting cards. Many of her images may be found painted on wood (her favorite surface). Her calligraphic skills are used for poetic verse, place cards, wedding invitation envelopes and banners. Sharon resides in Mebane, NC.
Kenneth Thomas Lewis was born and raised in Durham, NC, where he still resides. Lewis has gained fame for his depictions of Durham landmarks such as the Durham County Courthouse and the Durham Bulls stadium, but also creates beautiful landscapes.
Nearly everyone in Durham has seen Kenneth on the sidewalks, recreating historic buildings on canvas. He has used his artistic talents to serve the community in such projects as the Soup Kitchen Project, and plans to capture Ninth St. for his next project.
Photographer Walt Davis is a resident of Raleigh. In this exhibit, Davis captures Nigeria in a series of photos from his journey there in 1994. Walt's photos give us a glimpse of the people and the place.
The Black History Month art exhibit runs until Februrary 28.
The Century Center is located at 100 North Grrenboro St., and is open from 9 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and some evenings and weekends. Call 919-918-7385 for more information.
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