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Art and poetry by a St. Lawrence professor and his wife are featured in an exhibition and cultural festival at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Works by Dana Associate Professor of Fine Arts Obiora Udechukwu and Ada Udechukwu, both natives of Nigeria, will be in the exhibition, titled "Lyrical Lines." The couple will be in residence at Guilford as part of a program titled "Igbo Visions: Art, Literature and African Cultures' Values," the first in a biennial series at the college that examines the art, literature and values of specific world cultures. The program will also feature novelist and children's author T. Obinkaram Echewa.

Both Udechukwus use traditional Nigerian Igbo designs in their works, which include paintings, etchings and drawings with collage, and both are members of the Nsukka Group, associated with the department of fine and applied arts at the University of Nigeria-Nsukka.

Their work was included in the group exhibition "The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group," held at the National Museum of African Art, in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Read more from the Guilford College Web site.

Posted: February 27, 2003