ARTIST STATEMENT; ARTIST BIO
<--Loved Jazz then;
Love Jazz now! -->
As a longtime painter/printmaker, I have a variety of art interests and have used a variety of art mediums. During the last three decades, reminiscences and independent studies have led me to conclude that there has been a continuous jitterbug dance which has partnered Jazz with American History.
There has been a broad spectrum of Americans who have danced around with the originators of Jazz. As if in a Jazz-dance partnership, many Americans have determined to fling out the jazz originators, then pull them in; twirl and become twirled; move to ignore, and then turn about to engage; tread upon toes and sometimes get stepped upon in return.
Such styles of dance may vary from dismissal to invitational and even to courtship. The hope is that this dance can become more graceful and more harmonious with each day's efforts.In my opinion, President Obama's position lends the greatest hope ever for making the Jazz/American History dance harmonious.
I offer this book, Jazz from the Belly of the Blues, as an entertaining tonic to help enhance the dancing harmony in this partnership-dance of majority Americans with minority Americans.
from the Belly of the
is a work in progress (and free to read until all ten chapters have been presented here).
1995 - (Returned to Delaware) - Present
Two solo exhibitions Arts Center Gallery of Delaware State University
Two solo exhibitions Mezzanine of the State Office Building in Wilm., DE
One solo exhibition, Nassau Valley Vineyards Gallery in Lewes, DE
One solo exhibition, WBGO Radio Studios, Newark, NJ
Several two person and group shows, including:
The University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD
Legends and Lore Gallery, Dewey Beach, DE
Beachcombers Easel Art Gallery, Ocean City, MD
Dover Art League, Dover, DE
Millsboro Art League, Millsboro, DE
Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE
Selected solo exhibitions in the NY area, from 1977 to 1992
Selected group exhibitions in the NY area, from 1977 to 1992
1976 - Moved to New York City.
Became involved in printmaking workshops, art centers and exhibitions.
Frequented galleries and museums.
1974 - BS, Painting and Writing, Empire State College, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY.
1968 - Completed (now defunct) Famous Artists Schools' Fine Art Course
Took non-credit courses in printmaking; Began exhibiting paintings and prints.
1963 - 1974 Moved to Long Island, NY; Developed family (3 children); Active in art leagues
1956 - married and moved to Wash, DC.where school integration was just beginning
working with colors and molding clay
Began to find time to visit galleries and museums.
1953 - 1956 employed in private dental office, Phila, PA- to escape ridiculous DE segregation
1950 -1962 Practicing Registered Dental Hygienist (3yrs, private practice; 9yrs in public schools
1950 - Oral Hygiene certificate, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Doris Price is listed in:
THE BEST OF ACRYLIC PAINTINGS; pp. 98; published by Rockport Pub., MA 1996
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS published by Rockport Pub., Ma; 1997
WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART
In the collection of:
Library of Congress, Wash., DC
Nassau County Museum, Long Island, NY
Apex Museum, Atlanta, GA
Delaware State University, Dover, DE
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Medgar Evans College, Brooklyn, NY
Queens College, Queens, NY
Many personal collections
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