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The Art of Oronde Kairi: This and That - Exhibition & Reception

October 4, 2010

CHEYNEY, PA – (September 29, 2010) – Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is hosting a solo exhibition for artist Oronde Kairi its Biddle Hall Art Gallery. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 5PM–7PM. The exhibition will run from October 6 through Friday, November 5, and features the work of local Philadelphia artist Oronde Kairi.

Oronde Kairi was born and raised in Philadelphia. As a child he observed the graffiti on the trains and rooftops throughout the city noting the artistic qualities found there. During his public school years, art was a means of enjoyment and relaxation. Later, he was fortunate enough to meet Dawud Anyabwile, creator of Brother-Man Dictator of Discipline comic book. It’s no wonder that Oronde is impressed with Dawud’s artwork. The publication is deemed by many to be the hottest Black comic book on the market. In fact, Oronde says after meeting Dawud Anyabwile he decided to pursue art in earnest.

As a powerfully expressive young artist, Oronde’s subject matter is contemporary with an understanding of human experience that many artists senior to him may never reveal. There is confidence and honesty in each of his rendering. Come view Oronde’s art and discover the uniqueness of his paintings at Cheyney University.  Download Flier