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Sutton-Brown Book-Signing Event

As part of a Meet the Artists Gala Reception sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Librarys African-American History Committee, Indiana Fever center and childrens author Tammy Sutton-Brown will read to kids and take part in an autograph and book signing event this Saturday, Feb. 9 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. The event is a part of the 25th anniversary of Meet the Artists, which began February 1 and continues through March 23, where library guests can view the works of prominent local African-American artists.

The entire community is invited to meet the artists and enjoy an evening of cultural entertainment during the Meet the Artists Gala Reception on Saturday from 5:45 to 10 p.m. This free event features feature a number of performers, including Staci McCrackin and the Euphony Band; Walter King the Spellbinder of Magic; Lamar Campbell & the Spirit of Praise Gospel Choir; poets Kadiesha Ricks, Tasha Jones and Gabrielle Patterson; and the Sterling Designer Showcase Fashion Show, coordinated by award-winning fashion designer Alpha Blackburn.

During the Gala, Sutton-Brown will read to children in the Learning Curve, from her 2011 debut book Cree & Scooter Hit the Slopes in British Columbia. Sutton-Brown will join other local African-American authors for book sales and signings throughout the evening. Young people can also participate in a workshop presented by Art With a Heart in the Learning Curve. The six-week exhibit, sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Librarys African-American History Committee, has grown to become one of the citys premiere cultural events while providing an avenue for African-American artists to showcase their works. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of artistic mediums throughout Central Library surrounding the theme, World Outside My Window: A Silver Soiree.

Participating artists include Eric Shelton (mixed media), Jerome W. Chambers (oil, pencil), D. delReverda-Jennings (acrylics), Anthony Radford (mixed media), Kevin Johnson (mixed media), Brittany Tate (photography), Al Brown (acrylics, water color pencil), Michele Wood (acrylics, book illustrator), LaShawnda Crowe-Storm (mixed media, quilts), Michael Gillespie (mixed media), Dennis Green (sculptor), Quinn Hartzol-Toney (handmade jewelry), Flora Jefferson (handmade jewelry), Regina Brown (dolls), and LJ McCaleb-Doucoure (photography). A youth exhibit coordinated by Art With a Heart also will be featured.

Meet the Artists 2013 is made possible by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

To learn more about the Meet the Artists exhibit and Gala, call 275-4099 or visit or on