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Opening reception for Multicultural Center art exhibit is Friday

Transitions exhibit features original pieces of three alumni

The opening reception for the Ohio University Multicultural Center's exhibit, "Transitions: The Culture from Within," will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, at the Multicultural Center Art Gallery.

"Transitions," which features the original works of alumni George Danhires, Tyrone Geter and Robert Peppers, focuses on their explorations of humanity and spirituality. The exhibit runs Sept. 27 to Nov. 17 and features paintings, sculptures, assemblages and mixed media works that comment on this theme.

The artists met in the 1970s while in graduate school at Ohio University and have remained close friends for almost 40 years. Some of the artists' original artwork is currently featured in the Multicultural Center’s offices.

Danhires, who is both a sculptor and oil-based painter, resides in Kent, Ohio. He has instructed art classes at East Carolina University, Kent State University and the University of Akron.

Geter, who attended school in Dayton, Ohio, formerly taught at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and the University of Akron. He currently teaches at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.

Peppers, an associate professor at Ohio University's School of Art, formerly taught drawing at Penland School of Crafts and painting in various locations, including London.

The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will feature light refreshments.