2016 Mosaic Project: Jamea Richmond-Edwards and Christian Robinson

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Friday, September 30th, 2016

Three public events for the Mosaic Projectfeaturing Christian Robinson’s storytelling with illustration and animation and Jamea Richmond-Edwards’s repertoire of portraits of black women drawn using ink and graphite, are planned during October 2015 at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster:

Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Jamea Richmond-Edwards

  • Artist Lecture by Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Friday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.
  • Opening Reception with Mosaic Artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Friday, October 7, 5-9 p.m.
  • Artist Lecture with Mosaic Artist Christian Robinson, Friday, October 28, 10 a.m.

In addition, the artwork will be on exhibit on First Friday, September 2, 5-9 p.m.

The 2016 Mosaic Project, a  multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County held annually by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

"If You Look Closely, You Will See God,"  Jamea Richmond-Edwards

“If You Look Closely, You Will See God,” Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Jamea Richmond-Edwards, of Detroit, MI, examines the complexities of her subjects through portraiture. Her work is largely autobiographical, inspired by the women in her family.  Her figures are portrayed in regal poses, with eyes that possess alluring gazes and bodies that are adorned with rich tapestries of color and patterns made of sequins, rhinestones, paper and textiles. Richmond-Edwards’s work is online at http://www.jamearichmondedwards.com

"Last Stop on Market Street," Christian Robinson

“Last Stop on Market Street,” Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson, of San Francisco, CA, tells stories with pictures, making a living as an illustrator and animator in San Francisco.

Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson

He’s worked with Pixar Animation Studios, The Sesame Street Workshop and illustrated a number of award winning picture books including his most recent book, Last Stop on Market Street, which  was named by New York Times as a top children’s book tackling race and diversity.  The book is illustrated by Robinson and written by Matt de la Peña and was the Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal, as well as a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2015 and  a Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015.

Robinson’s work is online at www.theartoffun.com .