Spelman artist shows work through Feb. 26

Atlanta artist Barbara Nesin will exhibit her work through Feb.26 at the Dillard University Art Gallery in Cook Center as the secondof four exhibits for the school year.Nesin, director of the Art Department at Spelman College whohas been described as one of the best-known Haitian women artistsworking today, will show paintings and drawings depicting”Creolization,” described as the merging of two or more cultures.Nesin said her drawings and paintings investigate many aspectsof multiculturalism in an increasingly global context.The student art exhibit in March will round out the art calendarfor spring, according to Amy Bryan, art gallery director.Bryan noted two shows were held in the fall. The first, in October,featured Texas artists Adrian Jesus Falcon’s “Anarchic Xyloid”and D. Cedra’s “Hypostatic.” The second, in November in December,featured Jose Torres Tama’s “New Orleans Free Peopleof Color & Their Legacy,” including pastel portraits on paper ofwell-known New Orleans Creoles of color.Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursdayand by appointment with Bryan, who can be reached at (504) 816-4853 or abryan@dillard.edu.(Gabrielle Boykin contributed to this report.)