On View March 13 through May 23, 2021

This exhibition features works by Delita Martin, whose work deals with reconstructing the identity of Black women by piecing together the signs, symbols, and language found in what could be called everyday life from slavery through modern times. Martin’s goal is to create images as a visual language to tell the story of women that have often been marginalized, offering a different perspective of the lives of Black women. Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and an MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formerly a member of the fine arts faculty at UA Little Rock in Arkansas, Martin currently works as a full-time artist in her studio, Black Box Press. Martin’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recently Martin’s work was featured in a Calling Down the Spirits, a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Her work is in numerous portfolios and collections. Delita is represented by Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Maryland. 

This exhibitions is generously funded, in part, by the Edaren Foundation, 

Humanities Texas, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts,  Rob Clark and Jerry Thacker, Tootsie Crutchfield, Caitlin Duerler, 

LeeAnn and Terry Garth, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation,

and the members of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. 

The panel discussion is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, 

the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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