Personal collection of African Art displayed

Granite Bay resident shows off 28 items from his collection at Quarry Ponds Plaza
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Robert Reece spent 47 years living in Africa, traveling back and forth to the United States. Along the way, he collected several dozen pieces of original artwork by African artists. The Granite Bay resident, 86, is currently displaying 28 items from his personal collection at Quarry Ponds Plaza through Sunday, Oct. 31. Items include watercolors, pencil sketches, framed prints, matted prints, carved wood and metal masks, and batik fabric animal-print wall hangings. Reece worked as a flight manager for Pan American World Airways and transferred from Los Angeles to Nigeria in 1958. He spent the next several decades exploring the continent. He started helping African artists sell their creations, and sometimes received artwork as a token of their appreciation. He first introduced his collection to local residents during his African art display at Roseville’s Borders Books last January. ~ Sena Christian ---------- What: African art, a personal collection of Robert Reece When: Through Sunday, Oct. 31 Where: Market Hall of Quarry Ponds Plaza, 5550 Douglas Blvd. in Granite Bay Cost: Free Info: Call Robert Reece at (916) 797-0241