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April 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Blue House Too
Color and creativity best describe Marie Renfro's paintings in oil or acrylic. A very versatile artist, Marie enjoys using various media to express her emotional response to a subject. Her work has received numerous outstanding awards and is included in major collections. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Woman's University in Denton and has studied in several European countries.
Exhibited artwork can be purchased at the gallery, along with books by Amanda Dunbar and Jaqcueline Woodson.
April 6, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Learn about the successes, challenges and failures of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas from Dr. Christopher B. Bean. Dr. Bean discusses profiles of bureau officials who assisted former slaves in transitioning to a life of freedom. In addition to being the author of "Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas," Dr. Bean is also Assistant Professor of History and Native American Studies at East Central University, Oklahoma.