HOUSTON, TX, – On June 25th, 2011 MOCAH’s “Queens of Creativity” (QOC) will host an opening reception from 6pm-9pm at MOCAH Studios located at 908 Wood St., Suite #150, Houston, TX 77002.
Continuing with MOCAH’s mission of utilizing art to bring about cultural awareness, the non-profit organization has teamed up with PrintMatters for PrintHouston 2011. In its first year, the print-inspired series of lectures, workshops and gallery showings will be held throughout the City of Houston, with one of the exhibits to include the Queens of Creativity.
The Queens of Creativity have been chosen by PrintMatters to represent the cardinal sins or “deadly sins” derived from the early 14th Century, to include ANGER, LUST, and ENVY,—sins considered to be the origin of other sins in humanity’s tendency to “fall,” according to the Catholic Culture and belief.
The exhibit will feature each Queen’s wood-carved self portrait, translated into a beautiful, mounted print. The exhibit will run from June 25th through July 17th and a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork at the event will benefit the youth-based art programs at MOCAH.
The exhibiting artists will include: MOCAH Co-Founder, Rhonda Radford Adams, Laneya Jacob, Sam Turner, Cherry Meekins, and Elisabet Gonzalez-Barranco, Ann SoleSister Johnson and guest artist Stacy Robinson-Newton. Founder Reginald Adams will also be a participating artist.
The members of the Queens of Creativity are each uniquely artistic, eclectic and inspired by the goal in mind to support the community through the arts. Their collaboration with PrintMatters: PrintHouston 2011 series comes from their desire to “become a global alliance of creative professionals that use art to support outreach, community service, and professional development,” said Stacy Newton, MOCAH Marketing Director and one of the participating artists.
Museum of Cultural Arts Houston