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Arts and Activism: Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis


art, above: from “Public Address”, an art installment/retail concept curated by Ellen Rothberg. Chicago, 2008.

Thursday, October 1st at Bronzeville’s Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, there will be a panel discussion focusing on the Arts scenes in these three cities (and the intersection of art and community activism).  Panelists and other participants will be in attendance at Little Black Pearl, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, and The Luminary Center for the Arts in Saint Louis and will be connected via skype.  Chicago Panelists include Lindsay Obermeyer, Jennifer Karmin, and friends of Darkjive: Dan Godston, Theaster Gates, and Carol Ng-He.

The event is Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, October 1st

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center

1060 E. 47th St., Chicago


Little Black Pearl presents: Portraits Carved in Black


I am a big fan of the starkness of Linoleum printmaking, and it’s exciting to see such an exhibition in the Bronzeville community…

from Little Black Pearl:

Portraits in Print- Larry Winston Collins Exhibition

Saturday, February 28, 2009

“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


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: collinl3@muohio.edu Tel: 513.255.4646

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60653
(773) 285-1211 Main