The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh will be exhibiting work from the Fifth Annual Art Gala
, the N.C. Central University Foundation's largest scholarship fundraiser, on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition will include as many as 225 pieces, and 35 to 40 of the featured artists' works will be for sale. The black-tie gala, which includes a silent auction, is scheduled for the following day, Thursday, Aug. 30. This year, the featured artists include Ernest Crichlow and Lester Gunter. The 87-year-old Crichlow began his career in the 1930s in New York, where he still lives. A product of the Harlem Renaissance, his work reflects the themes of race, politics and urban life. Jamaican-born Gunter, who also lives in New York, is a colorist whose work tends toward impressionism. He has studied with renowned artists such as Barrington Watson, Robert Sawyer and Jacob Lawrence. Call 530-7398 for more information about the exhibition and gala.