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August Issue 2006

The Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem, NC, Features Works by Earnestine Rainey Huff

The Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem, NC, will present the exhibit, Earnestine Rainey Huff: A Retrospective (1952 - 2005), on view from Aug. 1 through Sept. 2, 2006.

Huff devoted her life to creating beautiful things: paintings, sculptures, pottery, gardens, and her community. She passed away in Dec. 2005, and was a nationally renowned artist whose work was shown in several countries including Canada, Mexico and Germany. Her work was exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. Over the years, she had received numerous commissions, both public and private, notably the Nabisco Famous Black American series. In 2004, she was honored as one of Winston-Salem Outstanding Women Business Leaders by the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Huff's career in the arts was multi-faceted. She studied ballet for seven years, gave piano and clarinet recitals, and modeled professionally for Dimensions Unlimited in Atlanta. Along with her sister Sue Rainey, she toured the US with many of this country's most outstanding performing artists, including: Stevie Wonder, William "Smokey" Robinson, and Aretha Franklin. Her academic training includes study at the Atlanta College of Art, Georgia State University and Shaw University. Huff and her husband established Huff Art Studio in 1972.

The show includes a large piece entitled Metamorphosis of the Aboriginal American done for the cover of the 1976 Biographical History of Blacks and Indians in North Carolina for the Center of Urban Affairs, North Carolina State University in Raleigh; several tribal inspired pieces executed during the 1980's and two pastel floral still lifes done during her last year.

For more information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 336/722-2625 or e-mail at (delta2611@bellsouth.net).



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