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Review: 'Familia' at Averitt Center

Folk art display evokes warmth, verve

Review: 'Familia' at Averitt Center

Review: 'Familia' at Averitt Center

Averitt Center patrons pause to admir...


What is it about folk art that beckons us? It feels so familiar, honest, earnest. This early American style is so very “real” in spite of its intentionally flat, two-dimensional simplicity — or maybe because of it. All I know for sure is that walking among the folk portraits by Ananda Balingit-LeFils evokes that comfortable warmth with contemporary verve. As the song says, “everything old is new again” in “Familia,” on the folk art exhibit at the Averitt Center through April 27.   


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