Community Artist Collective

“To draw you must close your eyes and sing…”Pablo Picasso
In this issue

Texas Powered Artists Lineup, February 15
“Black and Blue: Lest We Forget” through February 29
Community Outreach & Activities
Favorite Links
February Calendar
The Collective’s Online Store
Jubilee Quilt Circle

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Registrations are required.
Free parking available in West Lot 4.

Dallas artist and curator Vicki Meek celebrates the historical and inspirational contributions that Dallas’s former Bishop College (1961-88) made to black cultural development with her “Black and Blue: Lest We Forget” exhibition opening at The Collective Saturday, January 18.

The exhibition, which runs through February 29, is the original 15 collages used to create the “Black and Blue: Cultural Oasis in the Hills” commemorative markers that comprise the site-specific installation commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center for Nasher Xchange 2013-14. This installation is now permanently installed on the campus of Paul Quinn College in Dallas.

“For over 35 years I have spent my creative energies reclaiming African American history in installations that both invoke memory and emotion,” Meek stated.

“I have researched my community’s past hurts and slights, its horrors and abominations, its beauty marks and its warts, all with the purpose of making my audience face history without apology. Black & Blue: Cultural Oasis in the Hills was created to help Dallas, particularly Black Dallas, face the truth about one aspect of Bishop College’s history and hopefully place Bishop at the center of Black cultural development, a place it has rightfully earned,” she continued.

Meek, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized artist whose work is in the permanent collections of the African American Museum in Dallas, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Norwalk (Connecticut) Community College. She was awarded three public arts commissions with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Art Program and was co-artist on the largest public art project in Dallas, the Dallas Convention Center Public Art Project. Her retrospective exhibition Vicki Meek: 3 Decades of Social Commentary is currently at Houston Museum of African American Culture through February 16, 2020.

Community Outreach and Activities

“For the Culture” Professional Development Group
met at The Collective in January.

“Black and Blue: Lest We Forget” opening reception
Favorite links
from our Facebook postings

How Europe Learned to Draw

Houstonian Carroll Parrott Blue

Black Film Memorabilia Acquired by Museum

Obama Portraits to Tour the Nation

A Podcast on Radical Women

The Collective’s Online Store
Please Visit
Print Posters, Magnets, Postcards, gifts, more…

Featuring works by artists:
Leslie Abrams, Lee Ann Carrier, Dominic Clay,
Ava Cosey, Carolyn Crump, Laura Fagbemi

February Activities at The Collective

“Black and Blue: Lest We Forget”
February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
12 noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment

Texas Powered Artists Lineup
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University
February 15, 4 to 6 p.m.

Jubilee Quilt Circle
February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Join the Jubilee Quilt Circle
Workshops and demonstrations are offered at The Collective,
4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, on Thursdays
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Community Artists’ Collective invites you to learn about and to
work on textiles, including quilting, knitting, crochet and embroidering.
Supplies provided. Suggested donation is $30 per month.
Community Artists’ Collective
The Community Artists’ Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Ste. 116, Houston, TX 77004

Taylor Talk: Fantasia and Her Husband talk about Relationships

I enjoyed this video. I agree with what the Taylors are talking about. Sometimes we hold people to a standard that is unrealistic for them. It’s a standard we live by but they don’t. My mother told me a long time ago that everyone was raised different. She told me that during a time when I was easily disappointed about folks that didn’t treat me like I treated them. I had to get over it. And love people for who they are. Listen below and I hope it blesses you.

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