The Schomburg celebrates Ms Catlett, painter, sculptor, printmaker, activist (1915 – 2012), with music and poetry on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 6PM..
“Inspired by the Civil Rights era, the late Elizabeth Catlett became one of the world’s most treasured artists of the 20th century- defining the courage, hope and beauty of African-American life in America. Join notable scholars, poets and artists remembering her life and contributions!”
“Art must be realistic for me, whether sculpture or printmaking, I have always wanted my art to service my people—to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential…. I try to tell young artists, black artists, that there’s a great need for their work. Some are only interested in doing what they want to do, not what people need.—Elizabeth Catlett”
For My People: A Musical & Poetic Tribute to Elizabeth Catlett
Saturday, January 12, 2013 * 6PM – 9PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY
(Sculpture: “Mother & Child”, 1959. Mahogany)