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New Ernest Lee art exhibit to open in North Carolina Oct. 5
October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C., will open a new art exhibit Oct. 5 called “SAU Homecoming Exhibition: Mr. Ernest M. Lee, Folk Artist, Son of St. Aug.” featuring the work of Lee, a former student of the school and North Carolina resident.
The exhibit in the Seby B. Jones Art Gallery includes 32 16-by-20-inch reproductions of Lee’s work, including his first painting of a young girl completed at age 13 and other pieces he painted throughout his career. Often called Florida’s van Gogh because of his impasto painting technique, Lee grew up in North Carolina but moved to Gainesville in the early 2000s.
The university will host an opening reception in the art gallery at 1315 Oakwood Ave.
in Raleigh, N.C., 27610 on its homecoming weekend Oct. 5 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will run through Oct. 31. Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.