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PEOPLE PORTRAITS: in CREATIVITY; PERFORMING; SPORTS and FASHION

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Project Description Ringgold designed 52 individual smalti (glass) mosaics at locations across four mezzanine walls. Each is a personification of creativity, performance, sports and fashion.  Images include models walking the catwalk to boxers, baseball players and surfers frozen in the moment of their athletic skill, along with musicians playing and artists making their mark. 52 amateur and professional representations are illustrated in Ringgold’s signature style of line drawing a simplified figure in a solid, color-block background. The glass mosaic panels were created by the artisans at Mosaika Art & Design studio in Montreal, Canada. Artist Statement “The content will reflect the creative energy of the Civic Center area.  Thus it will be color studies of people engaged in creative activities such as: art making, music, dance, performance, fashion modeling, etc.” About the Artist FAITH RINGGOLD received a B.S. in Fine Art and Education, an M.A. in Art from the City College of New York and 21 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees from universities throughout the United States. She is a painter, writer, speaker, mixed media …