Enduring Spirit : The Art of Tyrone Geter

March 3 - June 11, 2017

“Throughout my career, the human form has been the mechanism that makes it possible for me to speak my truth about my life, my beliefs, and the varied and colorful histories of my people.” 

-Tyrone Geter

Columbia African-American artist Tyrone Geter debuts an all-new series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings in this one-person show of approximately two dozen works. Geter’s work is heavily influenced by his mother, who grew up in the early 20th century amid racial discrimination, poverty, and illiteracy. Through her love, compassion, and desire to do the right thing, she passed her legacy on to her children. Geter uses that legacy in his work, saying, “Throughout my career, the human form has been the mechanism that makes it possible for me to speak my truth about my life, my beliefs, and the varied and colorful histories of my people.” 

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A Personal Piece by Tyrone Geter

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by Porchia Moore, consulting curator for African-American art

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The CMA would like to thank the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsors

  • Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Gimarc

Grantors

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Lipscomb Sponsors

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  • Marcia and Allen Montgomery

Patrons

  • Benedict College
  • Dr. Lemuel Watson and Mr. Gerard Erley
  • Susan Thorpe and John Baynes
  • Ellison Kibler & Associates at Merrill Lynch
  • Leslie and Jeff Archie
  • Katherine and Clarence Davis
  • Jeryl and Tenesia Salmond

Additional Support From

  • Allen and Gladys Coles