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Artist "Bing" Davis '59 Presents Two Master Classes in Toledo Tomorrow

February 18, 2009

bing_davis eku2.jpgFebruary 18, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "Artist and educator Willis 'Bing' Davis will discuss his life as an artist and how African and African-American culture has influenced his masks, paintings, drawings and sculptures in two free master class lectures Thursday" at Owens Community College's Learning Center in Toledo. Ohio's Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune previews tomorrow's events. Davis is a 1959 graduate of DePauw and a former member of the University's faculty.

"A longtime faculty member at Central State University, Davis' career as an educator also includes teaching in the Dayton Public School System and at DePauw and Miami universities," notes the newspaper. "He currently is president of the board of directors of the National Conference of Artists. The Greer, S.C., native's artwork has been exhibited worldwide to include the Studio Museum of Harlem, the American Craft Museum, the National Museum of Art of Senegal West Africa and the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, as well as in private collections for Dr. and Mrs. William H. 'Bill' Cosby and former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, among many others." (at right: Bing Davis and his wife Audrey with Laura Bush)

It adds, "Davis' artwork is included in an exhibit at the 20 North Gallery in downtown Toledo as part of its annual Black History Month exhibit through March 1."

Learn more at the Sentinel-Tribune's Web site. Also available is this previous story.

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