Killeen: CTC Hosts Renowned Artist

KILLEEN (February 26, 2013)—Central Texas College holds a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the Anderson Campus Center for renowned artist Ted Ellis, who’s famed for his African-American-themed art and styles which blend elements of folk art, naturalism and impressionism, the college said.

Some of his exhibits including “African-Americans who Serve in the Military from Colonial Times Until Now” focus on the military.

Ellis was named Black Heritage Artist of the Year in 1998 at the Black Heritage Visual Arts Expo in Baltimore, Md.

He painted the presentation poster for event’s sponsor, Pepsi Cola.

He was also honored as the Heritage Arts Festival's winner of the Pallette Award for Impressionism in 2002.

In 2005, Ellis was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

Ellis will also spend time visiting CTC art classes.

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