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Photography, mixed media featured in exhibit at ASU Gammage

Rosa Parks
February 08, 2013

The next art exhibition at ASU Gammage will feature artwork by one group of artists and a solo artist.

Merrill A. Roberts, Jr. and the Artists of the Superstitions will showcase their work Feb. 20 through March 26.

Roberts Jr.’s photographs include icons from the Civil Right Movement and the music industry, as well as New York scenes. Among his subjects are Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Ted Kennedy, Duke Ellington Buddy Rich and Louis Armstrong.

“Art and its creation is the ability for us to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things by intuition far beyond the sight of the average person, to see and to feel within a deep sense of purpose in line with the magnitude and wonder of God’s creations,” said Roberts Jr.

A former member of the New York Working Press, Roberts Jr. is a self-taught photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Daily News, Billboard, Ebony, Jet and Essence magazines.

The second part of the exhibition features a variety of contemporary and traditional two-dimensional original compositions by the Artists of the Superstitions. Among these will include paintings, class and photography.

The Artists of the Superstitions is an organization comprised of talented artists who are committed to enriching the community’s art culture by providing opportunities for education and promotion of artistic expression.

Exhibit hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays, or by appointment by calling 480-965-6912. The street address is 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Parking is available at meters around the perimeter of ASU Gammage. Entrance is through East Lobby Doors at the Box Office.

Media contact: 
Brad Myers
Art Exhibit Coordinator