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The Venue to provide reception for featured artist



The Venue Fine Art and Gifts will have a reception for one of its featured artists, according to a press release.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Megan Amani Hanson will be present with her collection “Out of Africa,” a series of pieces depicting African wildlife. The collection opened at the Venue on Nov. 4. Hanson lives in Bloomington but spent most of her life in Kenya and Tanzania with her American missionary parents before moving to Indiana.

“Drawing animals for me is a way of welcoming the audience in to a life that may seem exotic to some but is still the norm for many on the continent where I grew up,” Hanson said on the Venue’s website.

According to the release, Hanson’s style combines realistic nature scenes with an impressionistic twist.

“When you view her painting of a zebra rolling in the dust, you can feel the joy,” according to the Venue’s 
website.

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