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FAU’s Jupiter Campus Library Presents ‘Gingerblack Man,’ an Exhibition of Paintings on Roofing Paper by Atlanta Artist Donte K. Hayes

 WHAT:            Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter campus
                           library gallery presents “Gingerblack Man,”
                           16 paintings, mostly on roofing paper, by
                           Atlanta artist Donte K. Hayes.

             Through Friday, March 12

          Florida Atlantic University

                           John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery
                           5353 Parkside Drive

                           Jupiter, FL  33458

               Free and open to the public

      For more information, contact Diane Arrieta
                           at 561-799-8530 or, or visit

             Hayes explores black identity in his work through his invented character the Gingerblack Man, which acts as the consciousness of African-Americans. The work speaks on how society shapes identity on the basis of assumptions and accusations. While incorporating pop culture, history, technology and cookie-cutter mentality, the art confronts issues of imagery, stereotypes and the social political realities of chasing the American dream.

The John D. MacArthur Campus Library’s hours are Sundays from 12:30 to 9 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  


About Florida Atlantic University:

FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The campus is home to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Lifelong Learning Society, the Scripps Florida research facilities and the future site of the Max Planck Florida Institute.

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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