Toni Morrison Honored, Women Artists Dialogue

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    Toni Morrison Honored, Women Artists Dialogue
    Women?s History Month Closes Big at ?Artists Speaking for the Spirits?


    Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will be honored at the ARTCURIAN Gallery at Arthur Bennett Hall in downtown Brooklyn on Saturday, March 27th ?at 6:30 pm as part of the National Black Writers Conference. Organizers of the biannual conference felt writers in attendance would be inspired by the gallery?s beautiful premiere exhibition, ?Artists Speaking for the Spirits,? which features 40 mural-sized paintings by artists of African ancestry. Their work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, National Museum of Ghana, Spelman College, Sidney Poitier, David Rockefeller and others.

    On Sunday, March 28th at 4pm, many of the women artists featured in the exhibition will gather with the public for, ?Roundtable, Straight Talk: ARTCURIAN Women Speak.? The lively dialogue will address: ?Art as Process, Protest and Healing,? ?Challenges and Resources for Women Artists,? ?Are There More Women Gatekeepers Today?? and ?Emerging Women Artists of Color.?

    Gallery hours are Thurs & Fri 11-5, Sat 12-4, Sun 3-6, with youth programming each third Saturday and events on select Sundays. Visitors and school groups are welcome at other times by appointment. Arthur Bennett Hall is located at 22 Chapel Street near Jay St., between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. For info call 718-260-2909 or visit www.artcurian.org <http://www.artcurian.org/> . For information on the National Black Writer?s Conference, call 718-270-4900 or visit www.nationalblackwritersconference.org <http://www.nationalblackwritersconference.org/> .

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