Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Cash Crop" Exhibit by Stephen Hayes

Greetings All,
I love this youngman's story and art and had to share it. I hope that you will feel the same.

Stephen Hayes, A Native of Durham, North Carolina has been working at some form of artistic expression his entire life. He earned a BFA from North Carolina Central University as well as an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. His exhibition, Cash Crop, is comprised of fifteen life-size relief sculptures of former slaves that serve as a symbolic representation of the fifteen million Africans imported to the New World from 1540 to 1850

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kwanzza Celebration

Greetings All,
Kwanzaa Celebration Ife Felix in conversation with Faith Ringgold Dec 29, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Faith Ringgold's Bearden We Love You (above), 2011 Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York .

As we kick-off a series of community quilting workshops during Target Free Sundays, join quilt and fiber artist Ife Felix in conversation with Faith Ringgold as they explore the history and significance of quilting as a collaborative activity. In celebration of the Kwanzaa principal Kuumba, which means creativity, we invite you to participate in the creation of a community quilt.

In January, artist Ife Felix will lead a series of quilting workshops, during which you can contribute to the quilt. Interested in participating? Here's what to do: - Select a 5x7" fabric swatch that represents you, your family, or your community - Enclose the swatch in a Ziploc bag with an index card listing the following information: •Your name •A phone number and/or email address at which you can be reached •One or two sentences about the fabric swatch you chose, and how it represents your community. You can deliver your fabric submission in person to the Studio Museum's lobby desk Sunday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm, or Thursday-Friday 10am-9pm.

You may also mail your fabric submission to: The Studio Museum in Harlem c/o Education Department 144 W125th Street New York, New York 10027

We will be accepting submissions for the next two weeks (Monday, December 12th to Friday, December 31st, 2011), so be sure to drop off or mail your fabric swatch as soon as you can. We look forward to receiving your fabric swatches and thank you for sharing with us!

Monday, December 26, 2011

CCNY 1st Cultural Arts Arward - Faith Ringgold - 2011

Greetings All,
Faith Ringgold to Receive CCNY’s First Cultural Arts Award Artist, CCNY Alumna to be Honored October 6 with Ceremony, Quilt Exhibit Faith Ringgold, renowned artist, author and quilt maker to be honored by CCNY.

Faith Ringgold, the renowned artist, author and quilt maker has been selected to receive The City College of New York’s First Annual Cultural Arts Award. An alumna of City College, she will be honored at a ceremony Thursday, October 6, at CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Ms. Ringgold is the first recipient of the award, which recognizes those who have made substantial contributions to the world through the cultural arts including visual, literary, music, performance and community. It has been introduced by City College President Dr. Lisa S. Coico to strengthen the bonds between the institution and the community at large through the arts. Ms. Ringgold is a Harlem native.

“The City College is immensely proud to be honoring one of its own, an internationally acclaimed artist, writer and activist who has touched many around the world,” said President Coico. “Faith Ringgold is a uniquely talented woman in whom her Alma Mater continues to rejoice.”

A commemorative quilt exhibition “In Honor of Faith Ringgold,” in the Aaron Davis Hall Gallery is a free and open to the public. Curated by Dr. Myrah Brown Green, a master quilter who is also executive director of art and culture at CCNY, who described Ms. Ringgold as an artist of uncommon ability and an inspiration to generations of artists. “She has excelled in the various art forms that she’s pursued, earning recognition worldwide. It is our privilege here at The City College to celebrate her life and accomplishments.” Below is a slide-show of the quilts. Enjoy;-)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to All. I just want to say that I appreciate your stopping by my blog and checking me out. See you in the New Year and much love.
Trish Williams

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pieces of the Week (Oct/Nov/Dec).

Greetings All,
Sorry it's been a while since I posted any "Pieces of the Week", here are a couple. Last week I completed a small piece that was inspired by some fabrics that were given to me by my friend Judy Coats Perez. I love the hand-dyed nylon/cotton background fabric and the bottom part of this piece was already pieced and in the bag of goodies. So a new piece was created titled "The Shadow of a Man" and I think that a new series will be born:-)
I created a long duster type coat (below) of purples for "Purple Nancy" down in the Carolina's in October and I hope that she's enjoying it as much as I did in creating it. I know that I must create one for myself. Flow on Purple Nancy.

For November I covered an old chair and made a table topper for a friend who was creating a scared space for her participants in a project that she's volunteering in for ex-offenders and since purple represents the highest form of spirituality and I had some upholstery fabric that another friend had given me I used it in this project. Thank you Michele Hardman.

So I have been busy, but not posting and I do hope/pray that you all will have a great/safe holiday.
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