'Al LaVergne: Sequences' on display at the Richmond Center

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Richmond Center for Visual Arts

KALAMAZOO—Al LaVergne, professor of art, will exhibit his work "Sequences" at Western Michigan University's Kerr Gallery in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts through Friday, Dec. 20.

The exhibition focuses on LaVergne's new awareness of his Nigerian Roots. The exhibit's sculptures do not reflect traditional African images, but speak of the impact that the ten months spent in Nigeria as a Fulbright scholar had on his confidence as an artist and a person. The works celebrate life's ineffable nuances.

Al LaVergne

LaVergne, a native of Basile, La., earned a bachelor's degree from Southern University, Baton Rouge, and master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at WMU since 1990, and received a Fulbright grant to travel to Nigeria in 2012.

Gallery hours

RCVA galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Don Desmett at donald.desmett@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2455.