"The Village of African American Doll Artists". This event is the Artist Talk & Exhibition Opening. The exhibition takes a look at images through the lens of identity. The show is stellar. The curators and image makers are a grouping of renown African American doll and puppet artists who are unparalleled among their peers. They are living legacy. They are seasoned culture keepers. Their work includes dolls and puppets made of fabric, wood, papier-mâché, ceramic, air-dried clay, found items, and so, so much more. Several of the artists got their start as textile creatives, while others began working in other art forms before being drawn to the making of dolls and/or puppets.
Kibibi Ajanku, Judy Bouldon-Bain, Diana Baird-N’Diaye, Camila Bryce-Laporte, Schroeder Cherry, Julee Dickerson-Thompson, Francine Haskins, Jeri Hubbard, Sehar Peerzada, Imani Russell, Cynthia Sands, Paula Whaley