Arts Around Town: African-American women in printmaking subject of Allentown …

The work of women artists from the Civil Rights era to present day are included in the exhibition, “Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women,” opening Sunday in conjunction with Black History Month at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. Among the artists in the exhibition is award-winning children’s author/illustrator Faith Ringgold, honorary degree recipient and former artist-in-residence with the Experimental Print Institute at Lafayette College in Easton.

From throughout the United States and African diaspora, the artists represented have brokered new technologies and approaches to printmaking while addressing issues pertaining to history, identity, and politics. Their work in the print medium ranges from the representational to the abstract with lithographs, etchings, silk-screens, and photographs.

Other artists on exhibit include Ghada Amer, Emma Amos, Mary Lee Bendolph, Louisiana P. Bendolph, Chakaia Booker, Elizabeth Catlett, Robin Holder, Margo Humphrey, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Toyin

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