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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Arts on Grand to present exhibit on Malagasy Art of Popular Culture

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Arts on Grand is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibit, Malagasy Art of Popular Culture, Madagascar artifacts from the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. H Schar.

This exhibition presents a unique opportunity for gallery visitors to view the art of the Malagasy people, natives of Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island off the southeastern coast of the African continent. The Schars came to know the Malagasy people, their art and culture, having lived on the island for four years from 1994 to 1998.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, September 23 to be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Arts on Grand in Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Schar will offer a gallery talk at 2 p.m., providing insight to the Malagasy people and the art in their daily life.

The exhibit provides various perspectives on Malagasy culture through a collection of wood carvings, rattan and other sculptures, pottery, photography, hats, weavings, including hats and baskets, print cloth, semi-precious stones, musical instruments and even a rickshaw!

This exhibit is sponsored by William D. Murphy and Stephen G. Hunter of Edward Jones Investment Services in Spencer. The exhibit will be on display beginning Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, October 20. Special tours may be arranged by calling Arts on Grand in advance.

Arts on Grand is a multi-disciplinary, non profit arts agency dedicated to making the arts available to everybody. The facility features an exhibit gallery, sales gallery, and studio classrooms. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information please call (712) 262-4307.