I am a big fan of the starkness of Linoleum printmaking, and it’s exciting to see such an exhibition in the Bronzeville community…
“Portraits in Prints” Linoleum-Block Prints Exhibition by
Larry Winston Collins
sponsored by Citibank
Saturday, February 28th
Saturday, February 28, 2009, 2:00 – 4:00p.m. Join us for a Printmaking Demonstration, and a Talk & Discussion with Patric McCoy, Co-Founder of Diasporal Rhythms, a non-profit arts organization comprised of informed and passionate art collectors from Chicago’s African American communities
ABOUT THE ARTIST
While attending graduate school, Collins had the good fortune to study with master printmaker Robert Blackburn, Founder of the Printmakers Workshop located in New York City.
As a youth in the early 1960s, Collins recalls listening to a variety of Jazz, Soul, Blues and Gospel stars such as Ray Charles, Nina Simone and West Montgomery. Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Muhammad Ali and Red Foxx was just a few of the personality that became very popular during his youth. With this in mind, Collins decided to create the linoleum block series as an dedication to these talented icons who helped shape the America’s culture, and to reintroduce them to today’s youth.
Larry Winston Collins Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 513.255.4646
Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60653
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