8/28/2015 - 10/30/2015
The Mosaic Project 2015
The Mosaic Project exhibition features Robert Pruitt’s narrative portrait drawings exploring the complexity of black identity and Shadra Strickland’s painted illustrations that invite children and adults alike to ponder questions of contemporary and historical significance. Through their work, both artists explore themes of personal and cultural identity.
Please Join Us for these Mosaic Project Events:
- Artist Talk presented by Robert Pruitt
October 2 at 10 a.m. in the Atrium at PCA&D
- Reception with Robert Pruitt and Shadra Strickland
First Friday October 2, gallery open 5 – 9 p.m.
Meet the Artists and Book Signing from 5:30 – 7:30
- Artist Talk presented by Shadra Strickland
October 16 at 10 a.m. in the Atrium at PCA&D
The Mosaic Project is a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County. To read about the legacy of The Mosaic Project, click here.
Robert Pruitt is an artist living and working in Houston, TX. He makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate Black influences and aesthetics. He layers Science Fiction, Hip Hop, comic books, and black political and social struggles into layered portraits of his friends and community.
Robert has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Studio Museum Harlem, the 2006 Whitney Biennial and various other museums and artists spaces. He is also a founding member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones & Associates.
Shadra Strickland studied, design, writing, and illustration at Syracuse University and later went on to complete her M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in 2009 for her work in her first picturebook, Bird, written by Zetta Elliott. Strickland co-illustrated Our Children Can Soar, winner of a 2010 NAACP Image Award.
Shadra travels the country conducting workshops and sharing her work with children, teachers, and librarians. She currently works and teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.