Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mermaid and Merwomen at the Avery opening

Greetings All,

The opening of "Mermaid and Merwomen in Black Folklore" exhibit was a success and I received an email to confirm this from Cookie Washington one of the Co-curator.

"Dear Ladies and gentleman,
Here are some photos of the opening of the MERMAIDS AND MERWOMEN IN BLACK FOLKLORE show. It was a wonderful time and I was so pleased so many of you all came. Thank you so much. The show is set to travel to the Florence Museum on April 2, 2009 and you will receive contracts and invites from them soon. We are still working to get a catalogue/small book produced of this show... I will update you all as events unfold...The works are all so beautiful and there were more than 140 people at the opening and it got rave reviews... We were featured Saturday night on the local NBC news channel at 11 PM.March 14th there will be a children's program at the Avery, If we get photos I will send them along. I cannot tell you how wonderful the show is and I have spoken before a group of about 15 ladies and they were so moved by your art and the story of Black Mermaids and what they meant to each of them...I will send more photos. Peace and Blessings to you all. Cookie Washington Co-curator of Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore." Above is a photo of some of the artists that came out to the opening and below is a list of participants in the exhibit. Do check out their websites or stories.

Belinda Lyons Zucker
Kianga Jinaki
Amy Stelly
Pat Neese
Is’Mima Nebt’kata
Yvonne F Anderson
Shirley Bullock
Jacqueline Johnson
Martha Ann Dudley
Antonia S Torres
Rosalind Spann
Pam Woollis (Suji)
Ethel White
Lenora Brown
Margaret Edinburgh
Antoinette Savage
Lucy Elliott
Tommie Burwell
Gail Wilson
LaQuita Tummings
Patty Woodhurst
Lynda Thompson
Shelia Bligen

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