Paine College Museum Initiative and The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History presents Malaika Favorite: Retrospective

Posted by ncarter | 01/4/2011 05:54 AM

(Augusta, GA)-- The Paine College Museum Initiative and The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will present Malaika Favorite: Retrospective of a Hardback Woman 1970-2010. The two entities will present a series of events centered around Favorite and her works spanning from 1970 to 2010.  The Paine College Museum Initiative will present the first reception focusing on works from 1970 -2008 on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3:00p.m. in the Collins-Callaway Library.  Exhibition to follow, which will run through March 30, 2011 in the Collins-Callaway Library.  The exhibition viewing hours will be Monday-Friday from 9:00a.m. To 5:00p.m. And Saturday-Sunday  1:00p.m. -5:00 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

“We are privileged and honored to curate this event along with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Art from January - March 2011,” said Nancy Wellington Bookhart, director of the Paine College Museum Initiative. “Malaika is a renaissance woman having worked in all genres and mediums for three decades. We are pleased to present this retrospective and allow everyone to acknowledge her extraordinary body of work.”

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will present Favorite’s recent works from 2009-2010. The opening reception for that exhibition will take place Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. The exhibition displaying works from 2009 to 2010 will run from January 30 - March 30, 2011. The exhibition viewing hours will be Tuesday-Friday  9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. and Saturday 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

“Her studio is awesome and she’s done so much. It brings me great joy to exhibit her work,” said Christine Miller Betts, director of The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. “I think everyone should be exposed to her creativity and modern perspective.”

The quantity of work that will be displayed at both venues will exceed 200 pieces. “Every bit of space will be utilized to display the the retrospective,” Bookhart said. “We will be consumed with the spirit of the ages.”

About Malaika Favorite:
Favorite is a visual artist now residing in Augusta, GA. Her work is in the following collections: Absolut Vodka collection, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; Louisiana State University Print Collection, Baton Rouge, LA., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria LA., The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta GA., Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta GA. And the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Ohio.

She received her BFA and MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Her work is featured in Art: African American by Samella Lewis, Black Art in Louisiana by Bernardine B. Proctor and the St. James Guide to Black Artist, by Thomas Riggs (Editor), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1997 St. James Press. Her work has also been featured in The International Review of African American Art. She has received grants and awards from African American Institute,  Fulbright-Hays ,Georgia Council For The Arts, Porter Fleming Foundation Grant  and Puffin Foundation Grant.

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