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Artist Everage King


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Everage King: Biographical notes
 
Drawing has always been one of my favorite thing to do from childhood.  I especially enjoyed drawing the comic characters in the Sunday paper. I took art classes all through high school years and received much encouragement from my teachers. 
 
Following high School I served two years in the U.S. Army.  Upon release entered the University of Cincinnati in a two year Liberal Arts program through which I received an Associate Degree. I returned to U.C. two years later to begin a program at The College of Design Architecture and Art (DAAP).  I acquired a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Education.  I graduated in 1979 and began teaching the fall of that year I taught for twenty years in several venues and in some good and bad conditions.  Overall teaching was a rewarding experience.
 
During these years I have had the privilege of traveling to Egypt, seeing the great monuments and temples even playing tennis virtually in the shadow of the pyramids.  I also was able to travel to Ghana West Africa, shopped in the marketplace at Accra and sat in on a tribal ceremony in a remote village. I also played tennis in Ghana, and won.  In Ghana at the seaside I played my flute in a ceremony honoring ancestors who were taken from Ghana overseas to the Americas.
 
In 2000 I applied for and was hired at The Cincinnati Art Museum in a position initially described as art handler, later renamed preparator.  This was a very enjoyable and complex list of responsibilities, including handling expensive and precious fine art, lighting exhibitions, installing exhibitions, making mounts and matting and framing art.  We also transported and retrieved art from other cities.  I worked for 15 years at the museum and retired in 2014.  I now spend time [...]

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