Art Fact Friday – Elizabeth Catlett

Before the end of #WomensHistoryMonth we thought it only appropriate to talk about Elizabeth Catlett for ZuCot’s #ArtFactFriday. She was an extremely influential and strong woman artist at the forefront of the civil rights movement – using art as her tool for change and empowerment. Catlett focused mainly on the empowerment of the Black woman, “Homage to My Young Black Sisters” is one of her more famous sculptures.

Reminder: The “Art Tasting” is this Saturday at 1pm! See you at the gallery. #buysomethingthatmeanssomething #whatyouhangonyourwalls #art #zucot #artbrothers 


 

Art Fact Friday: Charlotte Riley-Webb

Charlotte Riley-Webb is one of the female artists that ZuCot Gallery represents, we wanted to give a shout-out to her this #ArtFactFriday as it’s #WomansHistoryMonth. Charlotte is a very accomplished artist and illustrator, she won the 2010 NAACP Image Award as a collaborative artist with “Our Children Can Soar”. Charlotte has a series called, “Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit”  influenced by the works of poet Ntozake Shange, songstress, Nina Simone, contemporary poet,Tzynya L. Pinchback and Poet Laureate, Maya Angelou – all passionate, strong women!

 

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Artist Talk

 

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ZuCot had two artist talks for our Transcendence exhibition, February 21st and March 14th! The artists gave great insight to how they work and what went into their pieces. We also had wonderful discussion with the audience about the meaning and culture of many of the artworks we have up right now. During the first art talk Alfred Conteh told the audience the next series he is working on, E. Richard Clark surprised us all by joining the other artists in the exhibition for the talk (he can be shy), and Aaron Henderson gave insight into the codes of the African-American Spirituals. The same things were discussed in the second artist talk with some additions to the conversation, and it was so well attended that their was standing room only!

We hope that we will see you next time – we have at least one Artist Talk per exhibition!

 


 

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