RESILIENCE, Art from the Permanent Collection by African American Women,


RESILIENCE features work by African American women including nationally acclaimed artists Emma Amos, Vivian Browne, Camille Billops, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Samella Lewis, and Rosalind Jeffries. This exhibition honors these women’s fortitude.

The title emanates from challenges these women overcame as artists and as Black women. Burroughs and Catlett were born in 1915, five years before women were granted the right to vote by the 19 th Amendment. Well educated, all of the women hold Master’s degrees and Elizabeth Catlett holds an honorary doctorate from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Rosalind Jeffries earned her Ph.D. from Yale, and Samella Lewis earned her doctorate from Ohio State University. Camille Billops studied for her Ph.D. at the D’Universite of Paris-Sorbonne, France and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival for her movie, Finding Christa.

The seventeen works of art on exhibit are excellent examples of printmaking and include etching, linocut, woodcut, silkscreen, and lithograph. RESILIENCE will be on exhibit through July 8th . Admission is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel.