Saturday, September 27, 2008

Obama portrait to be unveiled at exhibit

Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey will unveil a new portrait of Barack Obama on Saturday at the 2008 "African American Fine Art Show Chicago" in Bronzeville's Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. Martin Luther King Drive. The color portrait shows the senator and presidential candidate at home. Bey will speak about his work from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Among the other exhibiting artists are painter Abiola Akintola, sculptor Elenora "Rukiya" Brown, painter Turtel Onli and photojournalist Robert Abbott Sengstacke (who also will speak Saturday). Admission is $8 each day, or $12 for a two-day pass. For further information, call 773-531-4313.

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