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"Africa: Myth, Magic and Reality" Art Exhibit opens at Ohio Northern

Feb 8, 2007

"Africa: Myth, Magic and Reality," an exhibit showcasing the artwork of Betty LaDuke, is featured at Ohio Northern University from Jan.8 - Feb. 16.

The works appear in the Stambaugh Gallery, located in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, and the Elzay Art Gallery.

The show will include paintings and etchings from one of LaDuke's traveling exhibits: "Africa: Myth, Magic and Reality 1 and 2 Series." A video presentation of LaDuke's work will be held on Monday, Jan. 8 and Monday, Jan. 22, both at 6 p.m. at the Wilson Art Center.

LaDuke is an accomplished artist, author, teacher and traveler whose work is heavily influenced by her interest in African, Asian and Mexican cultures as well as third-world lifestyles.

She attended Denver University, the Cleveland Institute of Art and Los Angeles State College, also receiving her MA in printmaking from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

LaDuke has been honored with many artists' residencies and is also the author of four books: Africa through the Eyes of Women Artists; Africa: Women's Art, Women's Lives; Women Against Hunger: A Sketchbook Journey; and Women Artist: Multicultural Visions.

Admission to the Elzay and Stambaugh Galleries is free and open to the public daily from noon - 5 p.m. or by appointment. For additional information, contact the department of art at (419) 772-2160 or

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