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Curlee Raven Holton
Journey, A Selection of 30 Works Over 30 Years

February 17
March 19 2017

Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery
Artists Curlee Raven Holton

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This is an exhibition of works by artist Curlee Raven Holton ’89, surveyed from over 30 years of the CIA alumnus' extensive and versatile career. The exhibition opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm February 17 and runs through March 19. A public lecture with the artist will be presented at 12:15pm February 17 in the Peter B. Lewis Theater as part of CIA's Lunch on Friday lecture series. These events are free.

Curlee Raven Holton is a printmaker and painter whose work has been exhibited professionally for over 25 years in more than 30 one-person shows and over 80 group shows. His exhibitions have included prestigious national and international venues, such as Egypt’s Seventh International Biennale, Taller de arts Plasticas Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work is in many private and public collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Discovery Museum of Art and Science in Bridgeport, CT; the West Virginia Governor’s Mansion; the Foundation of Culture Rodolfo Morales in Oaxaca, Mexico; Yale University Art Gallery; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pennsylvania; and the Library of Congress.

Holton earned his MFA with honors from Kent State University and his BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art in drawing and printmaking. Since 1991, he has taught printmaking and African American art history at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He is the founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Works produced by EPI have been included in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum, Allentown Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery.

Above image: Curlee Raven Holton, English Only, oil on canvas, 2009.

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