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Gathered Visions: Artist Interviews

Object Details

Anacostia Museum
Scope and Contents
African American women artists talked about their artwork in-detail, including technique and meaning of work; the various types of media and tools they use to produce their work; their creative and work processes; and when and how they became interested in the media they are working. Additionally, Gail Shaw-Clemons spoke of her Anacostia roots. Most of the interviews took place in the artists' studios; and some of the artists, such as printmaker Stephanie Pogue, demonstrated part of their work process. All interviews included samples of the artists' work. The painters, sculptors, printmakers, mixed media, and performance artists included Viola Burley Leak (7-25-90), Erlena Chisolm Bland (7-27-90), Joyce Wellman (7-31-90 and 9-22-90), Malkia Roberts (8-1-90), Stephanie Pogue (8-3-90), Renee Stout (8-6-90 and 9-5-90), Gail Shaw-Clemons (8-7-90), Lilian Thomas Burwell (8-8-90), Adell Westbrook (8-10-90), Margo Humphrey (8-15-90), Yvonne Pickering Carter (8-17-90), Martha Jackson Jarvis (8-20-90), Denise Ward-Brown (9-7-90), and Sylvia Snowden (9-22-90).
Interview. AV002070: dated 19900725, 19900727, 19900731, 19900801. AV002071: dated 19900803, 19900806, 19900807, 1990808. AV002072: dated 19900810, 19900815, 19900817, 19900820. AV002073: dated 19900820, 19900905, 19900907, 19900922.
4 Video recordings (VHS)
Archival materials
Video recordings
Performance artists
African Americans
African American artists
Women artists
African American women artists
Mixed media (Art)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Series Citation
Gathered Visions: selected works by African American women artists audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
ACMA.03-044, Item ACMA AV002070
Local Numbers
ACMA AV002071 ACMA AV002072 ACMA AV002073
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