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Works by Dana Professor of Fine Arts Obiora Udechukwu are on exhibition at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The exhibition, "Lyrical Lines," includes works by Obiora and Ada Udechukwu, at the Guilford College Art Gallery from January 24 through April 20. The Udechukwus are two of the major contemporary artists to come from Nigeria, and the exhibition presents more than 30 works of art on paper and eight poems by the artists printed on handmade paper.

The Udechukwus reinterpret traditional Igbo designs known as uli (Igbo body and wall paintings that feature curvilinear designs and symbols) in their paintings, etchings and drawings with collage. Both artists are also known for their poetry, and selections of their writings will be included in the exhibition as a complement to their visual expressions.

The artists will visit Greensboro March 19 through 21 as part of a program titled, "Igbo Visions: Art, Literature and African Cultures Values."

For more information: Guilford College Art Gallery

Posted: February 1, 2006

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