Thursday, April 28, 2011

Artist's Talk and Round Table Discussion

Thanks to funding assistance through the mini-grant program offered by the Diversity and Inclusion Office, the Rankin Gallery will bring Mr. Fred Weston and his work to Ferris State University's campus.

Fred Weston is a New York based artist living with HIV. His work focuses on the issues of living with such a misunderstood disease.

Weston will present "A Retrospective: For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When All You Ever Needed Was the Blues."

His presentation will be on Thursday, Apr. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. located in the Rankin Art Gallery.

Weston is a Ferris alumnus, and in 1966 was instrumental in organizing the first African American Greek Organization at Ferris, the Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Beta Chapter.

Forty-five years later he will be celebrated by the fraternity while on campus during his exhibit, which runs through April 30 at the Rankin Art Gallery.

Contact Carrie Weis at (231) 591-2536 for more information.

To learn more about the Rankin Art Gallery and this event visit : www.ferris.edu/gallery

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