"The Offering" ceramic mixed media sculpture by Shelita Birchett Benash, 2014.
Women of Vision "Storytellers: Truth be Told!"
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Exhibition Dates: November 21-February 1, 2015
Samuel Black is President, of the Association of African American Museums and Director of African-American Programs, Senator John Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate. He has curated several award-winning exhibitions including from “Slavery to Freedom” for which he received a grant from the Department of Education. He is also authored “Soul Soldiers celebrating African Americans in the Vietnam era and organized its corre- sponding exhibition which traveled to cities across the United States. Mr. Black continues to curate, edit and co-author prestigious works on African-American culture
Ann Tanksley, an internationally acclaimed artist and educator, Pittsburgh native, Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Mellon) graduate and New York resident, Ms. Tanksley sees herself as a “social commentator” who retells stories such as her now iconic visual interpretations of prose by author, Zora Neal Hurston. Ms. Tanksley has received numerous commissions throughout her illustrious career. Among her corporate clients are Coors National, Pepsi Cola, and Absolut Vodka. Influential collectors of her work include: Oprah Winfrey, Johnson Publishing Company, and Harvard University.