January 10, 2023
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Huntingdon Art Exhibit Features Work by Larry Silver
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College’s annual Black History Month Art Exhibit, sponsored by the College’s Black Student Union, will feature the work of Birmingham artist Larry Silver in an exhibit entitled “Say What’s on Your Mind.” An opening reception and talk by the artist will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 13. The work can be viewed in the College’s Seay Twins Art Gallery during the week of February 13. The reception and show are free and open to the public. Some artworks will be available for purchase.
Mr. Silver is known for creating fanciful, vibrant depictions of human lives, past and present, in his paintings and charcoal drawings. A self-taught artist, he has practiced his craft since childhood, inspired by the work of artists such as Charles White, Ernie Barnes, Kevin Williams, Salvador Dali, and Basquiat. His central goal is to highlight the positive aspects of African American culture through historic, imaginative, and effervescent artistic depiction. He aspires to leave his mark on the art world that will increase diversity within the profession and move others to express themselves through art to make a difference in people’s lives. Bham Now listed Mr. Silver among “12 Black Artists in Birmingham that Are Making the City Look Better” in February 2022.
“In ‘Say What’s on Your Mind,’ each piece within the exhibit was created to appear as imaginative streams of thought that are symbolized using cloud forms in relation to the black diaspora, steadily transcending before the viewer,” said Mr. Silver. The artist has been interviewed and/or his work featured at Studio 2500 gallery, Birmingham, Ala.; in the Umoja Magazine, Madison, Wisc.; in the Emerging Artist Program sponsored by the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of The Links, for which he donated a piece of work to a library built in Appasso, Ghana by the Links chapter; at the Links’ Art Gala at UAB Alys Stephens Center; and in East Tennessee State University’s “Y’all Don’t Hear Me: The Black Appalachia.”
Seay Twins Gallery is located on the Huntingdon Green next to the president’s home and across the street from Ligon Residence Hall and Roland Student Center. Parking is available at the Gibbs Tennis Center entrance parking lot accessible from Narrow Lane Road.