Daytona Beach, FL.- Bethune-Cookman University will host the opening reception at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center for Paul A. Houzell from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017, for students and Friday, February 17th for faculty and staff. Mr. Houzell is the artist-in-residence for the visual arts gallery, which is funded by the County of Volusia ECHO Grants in Aid Program. The reception is comprised of a meet and greet with the artist and refreshments. This event is open and free to the general public.
About the Artist-in-Residence:
Paul A. Houzell, a Florida native reared in the state of California, is inspired by the
human figure striving to bring forth humanitarianism, spiritualism, education and healing. His love for art started at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee. He began studies in Art History at Florida A&M University and studied at Santa Monica City College before transferring to California State Univ. Dominguez Hills, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art History. He received Master’s Degrees from UC Berkeley and the University of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
Mr. Houzell is an artist, a teacher, and a lecturer. He chooses not to create art for art’s sake but seeks to tell stories, communicate and touch lives through this medium.
His body of work, including flora and fauna and many focusing on the human body, portray familiar elements from perspectives that show what could be and he is concerned with expressing aspects of creativity that can bring about healing and which lift the human spirit.
Mr. Houzell’s work adheres to traditional realism, despite changing trends in the art world, and has been displayed in the United States, Africa, and Brazil. His works have been exhibited at California State University, Dominguez Hills, California State University Long Beach, Loyola- Marymount University, Hampton University and now B-CU, just to name a few. His works have appeared in numerous publications including International Review of African American Art (Hampton University Museum) and Creating Black Americans: African American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present by Dr. Nell Irvin Painter, and God I Listen-The Eula McClaney Story by Dr. LaDoris McClaney.
For more information on this art exhibit or the gallery, contact: Autre Morgan,
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