I AM an art historian, author, arts consultant, lecturer and independent curator and agent. I was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts and moved to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute; later receiving a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in world symbols. My love for the arts began as a child while spending countless hours creating at the Community Art Center in the housing complex where I lived, along with frequent excursions to culturally rich art institutions throught Massachusettes. I AM also a professional quilt maker who has been quilting and teaching textile arts for over thirty years. Printmaking and photography are also personal passions. My quilts are in a number of prestigious collections including the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C. , the Bloomburg Foundation and the Smithsonians satellite collection at Michigan State University. Over the past ten years, I have devoted much of my time assisting artists of color document and archive their personal art-work and private collections. My award-winning book,“Brooklyn on My Mind: Black Artists from the WPA to the Present”,was released in November of 2018 and is now being supported by a documentary film due to be released in 2021.,
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