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Friday, December 3, 2010

Alumni Exhibition - Letitia Huckaby: Something Old, Something New

The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art presents
Letitia Huckaby: Something Old, Something New in association with the PhotoNOLA 2010 Festival.

December 4, 2010 - January 15, 2011

You are invited to join us for the opening reception!
2003 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Free and Open to the Public | Light Refreshments

Artist Talk with Letitia Huckaby (MFA, Studio Arts)
Sunday, December 5th at 3pm

Letitia Huckaby has created an amazing never before seen piece in the series for this exhibit! Huckaby combines the documentary aspects of photography with quilt making techniques to explore her personal history. Work from the series LA 19 incorporates photos of Huckaby’s extended family, who lived on or off of Louisiana’s state highway number nineteen. The 2-dimensional works are photographs that have been transferred onto scrap fabric which is then pieced together as a fabric collage or quilted photograph and framed.

"In creating this body of work I began to think about the African American women in our family who helped to create a new aesthetic of quilts, the patchwork quilts, out of sure craftiness and necessity. These quilts seemed to parallel the more male dominated world of jazz music with their random compositions and vibrant colors. Many of the women in my family made these quilts, so as a visual artist I felt inspired to take hold of this rich visual legacy and allow it to be a part of my work." -Letitia Huckaby

For the full exhibition description, artist statement and more information about PhotoNOLA visit: photonola.org