Artwork focusing on images from Nigeria by RCPL employee Pete Kramer will be on display in the Wachovia Gallery of the Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly St., through January 6. The series is based on Kramer's interpretation of photographs taken during his niece's travels throughout Nigeria in 2004.
Kramer's love of art stems from his favorite childhood toy--a black board with colored chalk. He studied fine arts at the University of Texas at Arlington during the 1970s but stopped painting in the late 1980s. Nearly a decade later, he resumed painting after significant encouragement from friends and family and has exhibited in a number of local venues.
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