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Dixon Exhibition on View at STLCC-Florissant Valley

Michael Dixon stands in front of several samples of his artwork. Identity is a thread woven through much of his artistic practice.

Artist Michael Dixon explores the personal, societal and aesthetic struggles of belonging to both “white” and “black” racial and cultural identities, yet simultaneously belonging fully to neither in the exhibition, “Can You Hear Me, Now?”

“Too Wedded to the Material Gains Derived From a Racist System” and other works by the professor of art and chair of the Art and Art History department at Albion College will be on view Aug. 20-Sept. 20 in the Contemporary Art Gallery at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. The college is located at 3400 Pershall Road in St. Louis. The art gallery is in the Instructional Resources building, Room 111. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

An opening reception is scheduled for Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in the art gallery. Gain insights into the artist’s perspective, social context and the process for creating the artwork during an artist’s lecture, planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at in the Humanities building, Room 112.

Dixon was born in San Diego and has a master of fine arts from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Among other honors, he is the recipient of the 2016-17 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has shown work both nationally and internationally in public and private institutions.

For more information, contact Eric Shultis, gallery director and professor of fine arts at Florissant Valley, at eshultis@stlcc.edu.