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;-)

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