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New USI art exhibit challenges perception of skin color


A new exhibit called "What is the color of your skin?" opens Monday at the University of Southern Indiana

The 24 acrylic paintings featured in the exhibit were done by art professor Joseph Uduehi. He uses five main colors to represent the variety of different skin tones to help break down the simple classifications of black and white.

Uduehi says he hopes the art challenges us to see the colors in front of us with our eyes and not with what we've been indoctrinated to think.

To more fully explain the thought process behind creating this exhibit, Dr, Uduehi is hosting a lecture and presentation tomorrow in Kleymeyer Hall in the Liberal Arts Center from noon to 1 p.m. A repeat lecture will be Tuesday, September 30 in Forum II in the Wright Administration Building from 6 to 7 p.m.

You can see the exhibit at any time through December 3 in the McCutchan Exhibition Space of the Wright Administration Building.

That area is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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