City of Dallas, TX

01/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/26/2021 06:02

4 Events You Just Can't Miss!

Join Oak Cliff Cultural Center and South Dallas Cultural Center for this chat with author Nancy Churnin!

Nancy Churnin, the author of Beautiful Shades of Brown, will join us to discuss the art of Laura Wheeler Waring. Tune in to learn about this revolutionary artist and her magical legacy.

About Laura Wheeler Waring
Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman studying art in Paris, she found inspiration in the works of Matisse and Gaugin to paint the people she knew best. Back in Philadelphia, the Harmon Foundation commissioned her to paint portraits of accomplished African-Americans.

Her portraits still hang in Washington DC's National Portrait Gallery, where children of all races can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured.
(Description of Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring)

How to tune into the chat:
The video will be posted on February 10th to the OC3 and SDCC Facebook pages.