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International students stop by Arts on Main

International students in Leslie Bohon’s University of Richmond U.S. Culture class visited Arts on Main on March 1. They were there to see Kacey Carneal’s art exhibit at the First Friday Arts Opening reception at the Gloucester Main Street gallery, said a press release.

The students had an opportunity to chat with Carneal about inspiration for her work, especially poetry and novels, said the release. Carneal told the students that naïve art is universal and can therefore be found in every culture.

Yu Kataoka of Japan said he was intrigued by the “process of Mrs. Carneal’s work, from inspiration from a poem, to a colorful and symbolic painting.” Kataoka learned that one of Carneal’s pieces was inspired by a Japanese haiku, said the release.

Bohon’s culture class includes 15 international students from 80 countries who come to Richmond to study for a semester or a full four years, said the release. The class serves to maximize the benefit...

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