Events Listings: Conversations in Print - Artists' Reception

Conversations in Print - Artists' Reception

Date: Apr 27th, 2014

Location: 2500 W. North Avenue entrance to Coppin State University, in the Cary Beth Cryor Gallery of the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium Building

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

Reception honoring 17 artists, from Harlem Renaissance to present. They specialized in different media, but all created prints, which are on exhibit. Curated by Linda Day Clark.

Conversations in Print

CURATOR'S   STATEMENT

Conversations in Print

Romare Bearden                        David Driskell                                 E.J. Montgomery

Mary Lee Bendolph                    Sam Gilliam                                     Faith Ringgold       

James Brantley                          Margo Humphrey                            Alison Saar

Elizabeth Catlett                        Richard Hunt                                   Charles White

Roy Crosse                                 Jacob Lawrence                              Hale Woodruff

Oletha DeVane                           Tom Miller

I found that a significant meeting place for these great artists was the print. Masters in their fields, they are widely renowned for media like sculpture, quilting, collage, painting, even painted furniture, but printmaking was common ground. It seemed an important point to begin conversations about process and exquisite design, as well as a dialogue about the fundamental concerns of culture and authentic identity. From the most abstract to the most representational, these works concisely talk about us – all of us. There is no prescribed theme for the show, but as we look closely, one may find clear and specific threads binding the work. These twenty-six beautiful pieces explore tragedy and humor, spirituality and history, determination and resolve. We, at Coppin State University, are honored to present this select group of seventeen African American artists. This important exhibition features artists working from the Harlem Renaissance to this moment, exceeding half a dozen print processes, and offering powerful and alternative views of celebrated American artists.  Linda Day Clark

Join us on Sunday, April 27, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Cary Beth Cryor Gallery in the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium at the 2500 West North Avenue entrance to Coppin's campus, as we celebrate these great artists and their "common ground" of printmaking.   Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The gallery is also open by appointment.  For additional information and to arrange individual and/or group tours, please call 410 - 951-3361 and leave us a message.