Join Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Verse & Rhythm in celebrating Laura Wheeler Waring!
About the Event:
Artists, Pre-K - 5th grade, are invited to submit a poem with the prompt "Beautiful Shades of Brown". Deadline: February 19th
Submit to: [email protected]
Final Judge: B. Randall
Winners announced on February 26th
1st - 3rd place: video showcase
1st - 10th place: free copy of "Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring"About Laura Wheeler Waring
Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman studying art in Paris, she found inspiration in the works of Matisse and Gaugin to paint the people she knew best. Back in Philadelphia, the Harmon Foundation commissioned her to paint portraits of accomplished African-Americans.Her portraits still hang in Washington DC's National Portrait Gallery, where children of all races can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured.
(Description of Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring)Artwork: Cover of 'Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring'