Felicia Grant Preston
Overcoming the Darkness (2017)
36 x 12 in.
“Racism and world unrest today is a symptom of the hate, inflexibility and misuse of power that exist around the world. Having the experience of being a black woman in this country, I can’t help but to reflect upon the historical past of African Americans in this country and the parallels of hatred being exhibited around the world. I am disheartened by the growing intolerance for the differences in people, in religion and culture, as well as the rise in misogyny, bigotry, and homophobia. When will we learn!”
Felicia Grant Preston is a retired art instructor and visual artist. Preston received a BA in art from Southern Illinois University, an MS ED from Northern Illinois University, and an MA from Chicago State University. In addition, she has studied at the University of Illinois, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Governor State University and The Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been included in the Paul R. Jones collection at the University of Delaware, considered one of the largest collections of African American art. Publications include the University of Delaware’s 2005 date book, Abstract and All That, University of Delaware exhibition catalogue, African art: the Diaspora and beyond by Daniel T. Parker, Cover design for Mystic turf poems by Quraysh Ali Lansana, and one image in Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, Edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Sandra Jackson-Opoku, 2016.
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