Famous Negro Athletes: An Exhibition of Artwork by Milton 510 Bowens

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SACRAMENTO – The impending Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics have put sports on the forefront and a local gallery is continuing with that “frame” of mind.

Framed by Frankie and Bridge the Art present “Famous Negro Athletes: An Exhibition of Artwork by Milton 510 Bowens” from February 1 to February 28. The exhibition will be on display at the 1001 Del Paso Works Artist Sanctuary. It is a series of original contemporary construct fine art painting.

The Oakland-born artist was inspired by such great artists as Jean Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Andy Warhol. Bowens’ work has been featured across the country, including shows at the Harlem Arts Festival in New York, The National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta and Washington D.C.’s International Visions Gallery. Locally, his work has been highlighted at numerous galleries and art spaces including Evolve The Gallery and The Crocker Art Museum. Bowens is also a lecturer and public speaker/community activist in the struggle to keep art a vital part of public education and a tool to help build self-esteem in youth.

The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. An opening reception preview is set for Thursday, February 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A “Soul of the Game” discussion with the featured artist is set for Saturday, February 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Frankie E. Lee at (916) 613-2940 or Kevin Santos-Coy at (916) 613-4244.

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