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Artist Ivey Hayes to be featured

Artist Ivey Hayes to be Featured at the Third Annual African American Cultural Festival

Artist Ivey Hayes to be featured at the Third Annual African American Cultural Festival Raleigh, NC | July 11, 2012

The Board of Governors of the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is pleased to announce that Rocky Point, NC artist Ivey Hayes will be the Featured Artist for the third annual African American Cultural Festival in downtown Raleigh over Labor Day weekend.

Mr. Hayes’ use of bright colors to express emotion makes each of his pieces come to life with their own distinct personalities. Mr. Hayes was born and raised in eastern North Carolina and currently resides in Rocky Point. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from North Carolina Central University. He went on to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1975.

Mr. Hayes’ artwork has received numerous awards and has been exhibited throughout North Carolina as well as Washington, DC; Boston, MA; and New York. He also has work in several private collections in the United States.

“African Mask,” an image from Mr. Hayes’ Visionary collection, will be used to promote the Festival in print, on posters and T-shirts. Mr. Hayes’ artwork will also be on view in a prominent place at the Festival.

African American Cultural Festival

The third annual African American Cultural Festival features juried visual artists, marketplace vendors, food vendors, and performances by local, regional and nationally recognized musicians. It also features a Family Village with hands-on arts and crafts activities and performances geared toward children. This celebration of African American art and culture will take place on City Plaza and along Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh on September 1 & 2, 2012.

The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is presented under the auspices of the African American Cultural Festival Governing Board, a committee of civic leaders appointed in 2008 by the Raleigh City Council and Wake County Board of Commissioners. For a complete list of performances, activities and an up-to-date Festival schedule, visit www.aacfralwake.org.

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