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Cedar Ridge High School seniors showcase their artwork at Margaret Lane Gallery

Six high school seniors are displaying their artwork that explores various social topics and historical art movements in an upcoming showcase at Margaret Lane Gallery in Hillsborough beginning Feb. 24.

The art show is a culmination of each student’s work in the International Baccalaureate program through Cedar Ridge High School.

The event is comprised of three shows: “Our Moments in Time,” “A Kaleidoscope of Emotions” and “The Shape of Life Through Color.” Each show lasts two weeks, with two students being featured in each showcase.  

The students each spent two years creating and compiling a portfolio that includes artwork and written rationales explaining their journey.

“I really want the public to not only appreciate the beauty of their work and their effort,” Lori Shepley, visual arts instructor at Cedar Ridge High School, said. “But also I want them to understand how much thinking goes into creating art and a product

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Virtual Black History Month events will showcase the arts, history and a trivia contest

Black History Month in South Florida will showcase a rich tapestry of virtual events, woven through the arts, history, food, education and a bit of fun.

Here is a sampling of the multitude of events:

All of February

Africa Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A dialogue between African artists born on the continent and those living in the diaspora. All works on view draw from the William Karg Collection of African Art; through Feb. 28; Opa-locka Community Development Corp. 490 Opa Locka Blvd, Ste. 20, Opa-locka. View the exhibition at www.artinopalocka.org. For information, call 305-967-4233. Events include:

“What is Contemporary African Art?” features artists Laurence Lemaoana (South Africa) and Georgina Maxim (Zimbabwe/Germany) and curator/art historian Tumelo Mosaka (South Africa/NYC). View virtual artists’ talk at: https://artinopalocka.org/fb-live-talk-artist-and-curator/

“Agency, Subjectivity, and Space in Modern/Contemporary African Art,” features artist and art historian Thembinkosi Goniwe (South Africa). View virtual lecture at: https://artinopalocka.org/thembinkosi-goniwe-leads-a-lecture-on-modern-art/

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