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Louis Delsarte’s Hammonds House Exhibit Closes on Sept. 12

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.


(Sept. 10, 2010) -- This weekend will be the final opportunity to see art professor Louis Delsarte’s Hammonds House Museum exhibit that chronicles his life in art.

“Spirit Chasing Rainbows: The Art of Louis Delsarte,” closes on Sept. 12 with a special presentation at the museum with Delsarte and his friends in the art community.

The exhibit opened in July during the National Black Arts Festival, where Delsarte was a featured artist.

His Hammonds House exhibit is his take on various stages of his life, including pieces on watching the carnival in Brooklyn, the strength of a black woman and a mixed-media collage on the birth of Christ.

“It’s a retrospective of the 40 years of my life as an artist,” Delsarte said. “It goes back to the time when I was 14 years old and goes up to the present. People can see how dedicated I’ve been to the arts over the years and they can figure out my sense of style and direction.”

Hammonds House curator Kevin Sipp said Delsarte’s work has a spirit of movement utilizing color and other elements.

“Delsarte's sensual depiction of the human form in his work is reminiscent of the works of renaissance masters, and what is captured in the subject matter of his art can be seen as a Diaspora of cultural experiences,” said Sipp.

The closing event is 4-6 p.m. at Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples St. S.W. in Atlanta. Hammonds House members are admitted free; non-members, $4, children, students and seniors, $2. For more information, call (404) 612-0500.

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