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Biedenharn Museum and Gardens opening new art exhibit, Acts of Faith: Forward Together

The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is opening a new art exhibit, Acts of Faith: Forward Together, to highlight the commemoration of the ending of slavery during Juneteenth. The exhibit opening reception will take place on Friday, June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Featured in this exhibit are faith-based selections from the Sutton Collection as well as additional works from the Living Water Ministries International Collection and featured local artists.

Cheryl Sutton, part-owner of the Sutton Collection, said about her and her husband, "We have been collecting for more than 30 years... We find that sharing with others just multiplies the blessings."

The exhibit will be on display through March 31, 2023.

Acts of Faith: Forward Together celebrates African American history. One piece featured in the exhibit is Forward Together created by Jacob Lawrence. Ralph Calhoun, the executive director of the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, said about the piece, "It's a depiction of Harriet Tubman leading people through a swampy, tree area. It's a striking image."

During the reception, food and refreshments will be available. Also being served are coke floats.

Starting at 7 p.m., Coco York will perform for guests.

Sydney Russo is originally from West Monroe, Louisiana. She is currently enrolled in The University of Louisiana at Monroe and is studying Communications. Her concentration is in Digital Media.