HOUSTON (Sept. 12, 2007)–“The Extended Legacy” art exhibition opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at the Community Artists’ Collective in the Midtown Art Center Tea Room Gallery, 1413 Holman.  The group exhibition, which runs through October 20,  features works by more than 30 artists. Artists include Alvin Roy, John Foreman, Lee Ann Jackson, Ron Smith, Karl Hall, Thomas Freightman, Rose Sprott Swain, Hassan Hilliard, Sarah Trotty, Dan Pore, Roy Thomas, Vernon King, John Biggers, Frank Frazier, Aubrey McCaskell, Dayo Laoyes, Busola Akerele, Denise McGuire, Jamie Woody, Rhonda Radford-Adams, Danny Russo, Michelle Barnes, Dan Houston, Michael Kahlil Taylor, Bruce Brown, Teresa Collins, Jamar Pierre, Eugene Foney, Ngozi Haydell, Maya Imani Watson and Akua Fayette.

The Community Artists’ Collective (The Collective)  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the arts and arts education more accessible to all children and adults and to foster an appreciation for art and the creative process.  The Collective is funded in part by grants from the Houston Arts Alliance,  Houston Endowment, Inc., corporations, individuals and through collaborations with community organizations.  The Collective is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition, a collaboration of the most original and thought-provoking arts groups in Houston.