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April 2014

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Features Hewitt Collection of African-American Art

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is presenting selections from the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, on view through May 28, 2014,

For over a 50-year period, John and Vivian Hewitt visited galleries, artists’ studios and exhibitions, collecting hundreds of paintings, etchings and sketches. The “John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art,” an assemblage of 57 two-dimensional works celebrating the expression and passion of 20 renowned artists, including North Carolina-born Romare Bearden, as well as works by Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, NC, is the permanent home for the “Hewitt Collection.” Generously donated to the Harvey B. Gantt Center by Bank of America Corporation, the collection is organized by the Gantt Center and is a cornerstone of its permanent collection.

Want to discover more about the collection? Watch a video of Mrs. Vivian Hewitt describe the collection. Discover the artwork and the artists behind them. Go “Beyond the Walls” with the Gantt Center at this link (http://ganttcenter.pastperfect-online.com/).

The exhibition is presented by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and sponsored in part by: Bank of America, Macy’s, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter, and generous individual community donors.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 910/323-1776 or visit (www.theartscouncil.com).

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