National Afro-Folk Artist to Kick-Off 2017-18 Lyceum Series at N.C. A&T

Freedom ClayGreensboro, N.C. (Oct. 12, 2017) – For the first installment of its 2017 Lyceum Series, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will present afro-folk artist and alumnus Randy “Freedom Clay” Rogers and his latest collection, “High Cotton: Paying Homage to & Celebrating My Intergenerational Roots, with an opening reception, from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Clinton-Taylor Galleries.

Rogers has emerged aggressively over the last six years. He has presented his work throughout the United States, including, Chicago, New York and Durham, North Carolina. Each piece of his artwork, described as very upfront and meaningful, incorporates a meaningful story behind each of his creations.

He utilizes vivid colors and broad figures to capture and provoke emotion from his faceless paintings. It is Rogers’ hope that when one views a Freedom Clay original, it makes people happy as they may possibly see themselves or others they know in his creations. His artwork will be on exhibit through Oct. 31.

The Lyceum Series is dedicated to bringing the most provocative, culturally diverse programming to the university campus and surrounding community. The core intent is to offer a world view of arts and humanities. Past artists and performers include Richard D. Wilson Jr., Ailey II Dance Theater, Sheila E. and India.Arie.

A complete listing of the 2017-18 series is available online.