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Book of Portraits of Black Women Talk and Signing at Parrish

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 15:13
"Portrait of Mari Evans" in "The Black Woman Project," drawn by Gwen Smith
Parrish Art Museum

“The Black Woman Project (Vol. 1 and 2)” is a collection of Gwen Smith’s portraits of renowned Black women published by Paradigm Publishing. The artist uses selfies taken each time she entered her studio over a period of two-and-a-half years, merging her identity as a Black woman with her subjects, who included artists, scientists, educators, politicians, and writers.

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present a conversation on Sunday at 11 a.m. between Ms. Smith and Beth Coleman, a research scientist and artist, about “The Black Woman Project” and their upcoming collaboration on the creation of the Black Woman Project Foundation. A book signing follow.

Kelly Taxter, the museum’s director, will introduce the program, and Corinne Erni, its senior curator, will serve as moderator. The in-person talk is free with museum admission; the livestream, also free, can be watched on its YouTube channel. Registration for both options is through the museum’s website.

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