Penn Center’s York W. Baily Museum will feature a collection of artwork by African American contemporary visual artist, poet and performer, TJ Reddy. The artist’s work, the art and the kalimba music present an integral relationship to his understanding of life.
Reddy’s art is a multiplicity of varying elements which are coexisting. What’s inherent in all that action is he takes the opportunity to discover, and be discovered. He says the kalimba, an ancient African instrument tells him what to do, it informs him with no pre-existing order within his consciousness. He experiences what he calls an “invitation to openness.” The paintings of TJ Reddy are the same, they inform him, tell him what to do.
Reddy states, “I am beginning to understand as I mature what I already know about the art and music.”
The York W. Bailey Museum will showcase a collection of TJ Reddy paintings June 28 to July
26. The public is invited to a free meet and greet the artist reception 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 28.
The York W. Bailey Museum normal hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 843-838-2474, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.penncenter.com.