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`Spirit-lifting’ art featured in new pavilion: Art on Tour, specializing in contemporary African American work, to debut at Artexpo – Show news – International Artexpo New York 2003 – Art On Tour

`Spirit-lifting’ art featured in new pavilion: Art on Tour, specializing in contemporary African American work, to debut at Artexpo – Show news – International Artexpo New York 2003 – Art On Tour – Brief Article

Maja Tarateta

Art On Tour, a traveling exhibition specializing in contemporary African-American artwork, will make its way to International Artexpo New York 2003 as a featured pavilion, a first for both Art On Tour and Artexpo.

“Our premier participation in Artexpo represents a milestone achievement and an incredible opportunity for the organization to present artworks by some of America’s most influential fine artists, many of whom are considered pioneers in African-American art,” said Elaina Moss, tour consultant.

Art On Tour is based in California and was founded by artist Charles Bibbs. Its membership organization is dedicated to the economic advancement and exposure of contemporary African-American art, according to Moss.

The exhibition features an array of original art, reproductions and handcrafted sculptures that Moss describes as “global in scope,” by both award-winning masters and emerging artists in the genre. Moss said the works that will be on display at Artexpo are “capable of arousing emotions that touch the soul and lift the spirit.”

Among the artists featured in the pavilion will be Alonzo Adams, Charles Bibbs, Larry “Poncho” Brown, Roederick Vines and Varnette P. Honeywood.

Moss added that the group’s participation as a featured pavilion “provides an appropriate platform for the culturally diverse collective to come together and make a single statement about the quality of African-American art.”

Moss will conduct a seminar on Sunday, March 2, entitled “Developing a Celebrity Following & Leveraging Its Benefits to Fuel Your Bottom Line.” For more information, visit booth #1503 or www.artexpos.com.

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