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Former TCC student to display art on SE

   For some, everyday items such as wire and scrap metal may seem like trash, but sculptor Augie N’Kele sees an opportunity to honor his heritage.
   In commemoration of Black History Month, the artist will showcase selected items from his collection on SE Campus Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 15-16, in ESEC Art Corridor 2.
   The collection, titled The Forgotten Heritage, focuses on the history of Africa, and slavery was a major part of African history, N’Kele said.
   “ I believe our history is long and rich. There were many great kingdoms in Africa. If we educate our children about other cultures and ethnic groups, they will grow up respecting him,” N’Kele said in a statement on his Web site.
   N’Kele was born in Zaire, which is now known as The Democratic Republic of Congo. He has lived in the United States for more than 20 years and has become a U.S. citizen. He has also taken art classes at TCC.
   “ I chose sculpture as my medium of expression because I can feel and touch the material as I shape it. Our history in Africa and the New World needs to always be told and retold,” he said.
For more information, contact SE student activities at 817-515-3595.

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