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Martinsville Bulletin: FAHI displays art by local African-American artists

Bulletin photo by Holly Kozelsky: Naomi Hodge-Muse and Renwick Morrison are two of the artists who have work on display at FAHI.

March 10, 2016

A new exhibit at FAHI highlights the art of several local African-American artists.

On the wall directly across from the museum’s front door are brilliantly colored landscapes by Naomi Hodge-Muse. "My sister says I’m stuck on color," she laughed.

Hodge-Muse recently took painting back up – she first did it in the 1980s, she said.

A few years ago, she began taking care of her late mother, who since has passed away. The artist recalled that her mother noticed she was stuck in the house, so she suggested a way to pass the time: "‘Naomi, why don’t you paint?’" Her mother reminded her that she had painted years ago.

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