Raina Lampkins-Fielder on Souls Grown Deep and African American artists of the South

Poster of Raina Lampkins-Fielder, curator of The Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Please join us for the fourth Gillett G. Griffin Memorial lecture with guest Raina Lampkins-Fielder, curator of The Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of communities that gave rise to the art made by African American artists of the South, including such artists as the Gee's Bend quiltmakers.

Collaborating with master printers, several of the quilting artists, supported by the foundation, have made etchings with Paulson Press in Berkeley, California. Using innovative techniques to transfer the quilt design to an etching plate, a printable image now allows more people to own and enjoy the work of these artists.

In 2017, three spectacular new etchings of Gee's Bend quilts were acquired for Firestone Library’s African American Studies Room (B floor) thanks to a joint initiative between the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University Library, and the Department of African American Studies. The prints include the quilt art of Mary Lee Bendolph and Loretta Pettway.

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Questions? Please contact Julie Mellby, Graphic Arts Curator

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