The Larimer Arts Center in Platka, Florida recenlty featured five artist in the “Metamorphosis II, The Evolution of the Black Artist” exhibit. The featured artists were Eddie B. Roundtree (Painter), Evangeline Johnson ( Painter), Targi Rhime (Quilt maker), and Jacksonville’s painter Overstreet Ducasse (Painter) and Khamil L. Ojoyo (Sculptor). The exhibit is the brainchild of longtime art innovator and curator, Shirley Edwards of Palatka. Two other artists from Jacksonville in the exhibit were Marsha Hatcher and Annelies Dykgraaf.
Since the 1970s Ojoyo has been a self taught sculptor creating original pieces from re-purposed objects, i.e., plastic, metal, wood, glass and textiles destined for the landfills. “I look at these items as treasures. I shine them up and create one of a kind arts,” said Ojoyo. The sculpture artist and carpenter is also author of Hello! Ojoyo has Something to Say!
The show is in honor of Richard Morris, Arlene Polite, and Dave McClain and was sponsored by Emagine Arts and the Arts Council of Greater Palatka.
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