FOX 50’s Evelyn Booker (right) visits with artist Aaron Michael Moore III, the author of ATC’s latest exhibit.
American Tobacco recently unveiled a new art exhibit in the gallery of the Strickland Building lobby. “Durham: A Tapestry of Diversity” opened with a VIP reception in Bay 7 on Friday, February 20, 2009. The exhibit is now open to the public until April 30th.
About one hundred guests gathered for the opening event. “Durham: A Tapestry of Diversity” features the work of Durham native Aaron Michael Moore III. The exhibit also includes a church program from St. Joseph’s AME Church that was signed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1958.
American Tobacco VP/GM Paul Pope welcomes the crowd to the opening reception on Feb 20th.
Guests got a chance to mingle with the artist while noshing on appetizers from Blue Mounting Catering and listening to the smooth jazz sounds of the Byronon Tymas Trio. Representatives from North Carolina Mutual Insurance, the reception sponsor, and Frasier & Griffin, Attorney’s at Law, the Exhibit Sponsor, were in attendance.
“A Tapestry of Diversity” features 25 pieces in a variety of media, reflecting the artist’s diverse talent and interests. Artwork varies from large 4 ‘by 4′ oils and acrylics to collectibles and memorabilia. During this same period, visitors can see Moore paint a mural on a wall adjacent to the exhibit, a project commissioned by American Tobacco and expected to take 6-8 weeks.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday-Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm through April 30, 2009.
Find more information about the exhibit here.
Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for these capcom photos as well as contributions to this capcom story.