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Black Art Show Planned Friday

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The first Student Black Art Show will be held by Washtenaw Community College on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Island Park area. The outdoor exhibit will feature works by students enrolled in WCC's Black Studies curriculum, under the tutelage of Jon Lockard, Black Art instructor. The student works emphasize the black man's struggle since slavery and to accomplishments of outstanding black persons in history. A number of local black artists will also exhibit selected works. Though none of the art is for sale, most of it will be displayed in a permanent exhibit at the college's new campus this fall. A mobile van with information and brochures will be available to answer questions. Faculty members will also be present, while students will be working the location doing sketches of the public. Lockard hopes that the exhibit will place the students in a position to obtain scholarships to further their artistic development and education. Registration for the Black Art Education and Black Drawing and Painting classes is still open, Lockard anounced. Johnie W. Tigner, assistant coördinator of the Black Studies Program, also announced that the WCC Black Student Union is currently planning the Black Cultural Centre. Tigner asks anyone interested in donating African artifacts, pictures, books, money, slave memoirs, etc., to be placed in the Centre, to telephone him at 483-5152, ext. 33 or 35.