Deborah Colton Gallery presents "Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora"
Deborah Colton Gallery is pleased to present
Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora
Exhibition Dates: September 17 to November 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17--6 to 9 p.m.
Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora is a selection of works by established African and African American women artists working in painting, sculpture, works on paper, video, photography and installation from the 1970s to the present, in collaboration with Community Artists' Collective. Some of the artists included in the exhibition are Ann Johnson, Jean Lacy, Annette Lawrence, Delita Pinchback Martin, Sondra Perry, Alison Saar, Kaneem Smith, Colette Veasey-Cullors and Erika Walker. An opening reception on Saturday, September 17, will take place with many of the artists in attendance.Deborah Colton Gallery is graciously supporting the Community Artists' Collective with this exhibition to launch a series of exhibition on women of the African Diaspora in celebration of the nonprofit's 30th anniversary that will take place in April of 2017. Since 1987, the Community Artists' Collective has created opportunities for various aspects of professional artistic development in Houston, especially for emerging and mid-career African American artists, through exhibitions, education, entrepreneurship and community development programs. over the years, The Collective has worked with more than 200 artists, reaching approximately 25,000 people annually directly and indirectly through their programs. Read more
Deborah Colton Gallery will donate a portion of sales from Tribute: Women Artists of African Diaspora to the Community Artists' Collective during the entire exhibition. On Thursday evening, October 6, at an important fund-raiser event, Deborah Colton Gallery will donate 70 percent of the gallery's commission to The Collective that evening.
Deborah Colton Gallery is founded on being an innovative showcase for ongoing presentation and promotion of strong historical and contemporary artists worldwide, whose diverse practices include painting, works on paper, sculpture, video, photography, performance, conceptual future media and public space installations. The Gallery aspires to provide a forum through connecting Texas, national and international artists to make positive change.