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Artifacts | 6/1980

Cayman Gallery, 381 West Broadway in New York, has presented the First Latin-American Graphic Arts Biennial. It ran through May 24.

Mrs. Effi Barry, wife of the mayor of the District of Columbia, along with Congressman and Mrs. Louis Stokes hosted the opening of the exhibition of Toyce Anderson’s collages and prints at the Washington World Gallery in the nation’s capital.

Franklin Furnace and the National Center for Afro-American Artists in Boston are exchanging performances in June. The following events will take place at Franklin Furnace (112 Franklin Street in New York): June 10, the Voice of Black Persuasion, will perform music from the African and AfroAmerican traditions, under the directorship of John Ross. On June 12, the Ethnic Dance Company, choreographed and directed by George Howard, will perform dances from Africa, the Caribbean, South America and AfroAmerica. The National Center for AfroAmerican Artists (122 Elm Street, in Dorchester), will host performances by artists Michale Smith and William Wegman May 31 and by Jill Kroesen and Arleen Schloss on Jun 7.

Works by Benny Andrews, Camille Billops, and Manuel Highes were featured in the 16th Annual Art Show at the Goddard-Riverside Community Center, 647 Columbus Avenue in New York. Organized by Janice Oresman, the theme of the exhibition was Still Life Today.

Davis Driskell’s exhibition of small works on paper, scheduled to open at the Collector’s Gallery, 51 East 10th Street in New York, in late April has been postponed because of a fire at the Gallery. Contact them for a new opening date…

The Museum of African and African-American Art in Buffalo recently hosted an exhibition of work by Charles Searles, who also had his work featured in the Afro-American Abstract Art exhibit at P.S.1 in Queens.

Ronald Walton recently had an exhibition at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Center for Art and Culture.

The Department of Cultural Affairs in Atlanta, Georgia would like to obtain slides from artists to be considered for public commissions. Send slides to Barbara Bowser, Department of Cultural Affairs, 317 Marietta NW Atlanta GA 30313. The Commissioner in Atlanta is of course, the energetic Shirley Clarke Franklin, whom I ran into on a recent visit there. Also bumped into old friend Mark Lassiter, who is also working for the Commission. Atlanta is full of ex New Yorkers! Reggie McGee has resettled there and recently did a few photography programs at the High Museum. I hear tell that Ed Spriggs will be arriving soon to work for the Southern Arts Federation. Beverly Buchanan, who recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship, is living in Macon,

Georgia and I saw her recently dedicated sculpture at the local museum. Other transplanted New Yorkers around town included Cristal Britten, who has opened an art gallery — Chi Wara, 9 Baltimore Place NW and Evelyn Mitchell, who in working with the High Museum. How did Atlanta let all those Yankees slip through?

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