Michele David's artworks will be featured in a group exhibit at Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. (MBACC), 123 High Street, Dedham MA.
Show Dates: “Because” will run from March 6 – April 30.
MBACC will host an opening reception for this show on Sunday, March 26, from 4pm-5:30pm.
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Location: Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists
June 12 to September 17, 2017
How artists identify themselves racially and/or culturally impacts the voice with which they speak. We know that race is a social construct so we are asking artists to express how they identified themselves in this exhibit as a member of the African diaspora.
Curators: Edmond Barry Gaither, Michele David and Valarie Poitier
Edmund Barry Gaither is the Director and Curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA), and Special Consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston. At the MFA, he has served as curator for eight exhibitions. For the NCAAA, he developed the Museum from a concept to an institution with collections exceeding three thousand objects and a thirty-two year history of exhibitions celebrating the visual arts heritage of black people worldwide. Among his honors are: Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Northeastern University, l984; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Framingham State College, l993; and Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island College, 1994.
Haitian-born Dr. Michele David creates fiber arts through which she explores her cultural interests as well as her personal love of pattern and color. She has exhibited her works in galleries, museums, and cultural centers nationally and internationally. In addition, her works are in numerous private collections. She has won numerous local, regional and national awards for her unique works. She has appeared many times on HGTV's Simply Quilts, hosted by Alex Anderson and on Nancy Corner, Sewing with Nancy hosted by Nancy Zieman on PBS produced by the Wisconsin Public Television. She is currently a Board Member of the Museum of Afro-American Artists.
Valarie Poitier is an independent curator, juror and artist who uses art quilts to document personal and historic events. Her art works are currently being exhibited in museums and galleries locally, nationally and internationally. She has gathered local, national and international data about quilters and the world of fiber arts for her motivational speaking engagements. Her most sought after workshop is How to Promote Your Work Without Apologizing. She holds a degree in Art Administration from Pfeiffer University in NC and is a trained studio artist. Having held positions on boards and committees in many local and national fiber organizations she was able to make lasting contributions during her time spent as a member of the New England Quilt Museum Board.
March 07, 2017 Online Entry Open
April 15, 2017 Online Entry Deadline at 11:59 pm CST
April 19, 2017 Notification of acceptance (All notifications will be sent by email)
May 19, 2017 Artwork to be received
June 10, 2017 Artist Reception
June 12, 2017 Exhibition Opens
Sept. 17, 2017 Exhibition Closes
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