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N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Large solo exhibit at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Opening February 17, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk  March 10, 2012 – 2 p.m.

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Atlanta Show opening December 16, 2011

The Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta will have an exhibition of Beverly’s recent work.

The show,  HOME PLACE, opens December 16, 2011.

Barbara Archer Gallery, 280 Elizabeth Street  A-012, Atlanta, GA 30307

Telephone:  404-523-1845       www.barbaraarcher.com      info@barbaraarcher.com

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NYC Show, Talk: February 10

On February 10, 2011 from  6-8 pm, Beverly will be participating in a conversation sponsored by The Feminist Art Project and Flomenhaft Gallery, where her work and others will be exhibited in the show BEWARE:  Women Working at Flomenhaft’s. The exhibition, which salutes the women represented in Flomenhaft’s gallery, is open through February 19, 2011.

Flomenhaft Gallery

547 W. 27th Street, Suite 200

New York, NY 10001

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Exhibition at Carter Museum

Buchanan’s work owned by President and Mrs. Carter will be featured in the exhibit Mixing Metaphors: the Aesthetic, the Social and the Political in African American Art. The exhibition will be on display at the Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, Georgia from March 19 through July 31, 2011.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum and Bank of America are bringing an important collection of contemporary African American art to Atlanta in March. The exhibition titled “Mixing Metaphors: the Aesthetic, the Social and the Political in African American Art”  includes almost one hundred works of photography, paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media and sculpture from the Bank of America Collection. It will be on display at the Carter Presidential Museum from March 19th thru July 31st.

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

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Exhibition at Taubman Museum of Art

Exhibition runs from Monday, February 28, 2011 – Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA.  Members Preview on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

Lillian Blades works with assemblage of objects and fragments in her attempt to make sense of life observations symbolically. Components and symbols such as eyes, empty frames, buttons, quilts and reflective surfaces like mirrors and glass frequently appear in Blades’ mixed media wall hangings.

Beverly Buchanan is an African American artist noted for her exploration of Southern vernacular architecture through her art. She notes that tobacco barns have played an unconscious role in her life as an artist in making what she was calling shacks. Her focus on these shacks and houses are meant to pay tribute to the human struggle and survival.

Beverly Buchanan’s work includes miniature churches, houses and shack sculptures. Some are quite colorful while others are starkly devoid of color. Lillian Blades’ pieces are large-scale, mosaic-style mixed media wall hangings. Both artists share an interest in the African American southern experience with each maintaining homes and work studios in Georgia.

Taubman Museum of Art: Beverly Buchanan and Lilian Blades

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Beverly has been selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art!

The award ceremony is Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hilton New York (1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets).

After the ceremony, a gala reception will follow at the American Folk Art Museum (45 West 53rd Street) from 8-10 p.m.

The award ceremony is free and open to the public. Tickets are needed for the reception. You can find further details about Beverly and the events at the Women’s Caucus for Art website.

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