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'Soul of Black Folk' exhibit opens Sunday

WICHITA FALLS  The work of self-taught artists who created artwork from everyday objects will be featured in a new exhibit at Midwestern State University.

"The Soul of Black Folk" will showcase the works beginning Sunday with a public reception from 4-6 p.m. 

This exhibit  created by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture in collaboration with the African American Museum of Dallas  will be shown at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU, No. 2 Eureka Circle. 

"These pieces don't fit the traditional idea of what art is, but that is what makes it amazing," said Francine Carraro, museum director. The exhibit will showcase 30 pieces from the 500-piece collection. Artwork in this collection spans the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. 

"Every single one of these pieces evoke a personal experience and feeling," Carraco said.

The exhibition will include works by notable folk artists, including Clementine Hunter, David Butler, Sister Gertrude Morgan and Willard "The Texas Kid" Watson. 

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