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Wisdom Panel: Celebrating Black Women in Art

A little about each of our panelists 

Patricia Andrews-Keenan – After a long career in PR and corporate communications, Patricia Andrews-Keenan left it all behind and launched Pigment International®, a Black woman founded and led multi-media art platform reporting on the art, people, issues, trends, and events shaping Black contemporary art and examining the linkages connecting historical and contemporary Black art. Pat has invited some artists from her community to join the panel. Also visit Pat’s Real 50 over 50 Spotlight Page!

Jade Williams (she/her) – Jade is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose practice reflects the ways that she engages in the radical traditions of alteration, adornment, collecting, and congregating. Each of these meditative actions possess a transformative quality, making them powerful vehicles for space making; and, when performed routinely, healing rituals. Her works have been exhibited at spaces including the Krannert Art Museum, the Evanston Art Center, the Leather Archives and Museum, Slate Arts and Performance Center, and Woman Made Gallery. Jade is a 2020 recipient of the One State Artist Project Grant, a 2021 recipient of the National Black Arts Festival Artist Project Fund, and a 2021 HATCH Artist Resident with the Chicago Artists Coalition. She currently lives and works in the Greater Chicago Area.

D. Lammie-Hanson – Lammie’s career spans more than 25 years. A few highlights include an exhibition at the UN Geneva Palais des Nations in Switzerland in support of their efforts to address global homelessness. being chosen the artist of the year for Brooklyn Academy of Music’s, BAM DanceAfrica. Twenty-five of her original artworks were published in New Orleans Times-Picayune Newspaper. She created and exhibited 25 silverpoints of musical artists such as Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, and Prince, to celebrate the 25 years of the Essence Festival. And so much more. Lammie is a cohort in the capstone Center Program at the Hyde Park Arts Center, and is part of the inaugural artist-in-residence program at the Little Black Pearl, both in her hometown of Chicago. ​

A bit more about Pigment International. It was founded in 2018 in Chicago and serves as a connector within the growing community of Black creators, collectors, curators, investors, and other stakeholders. They bring together the Black art ecosystem for inspiring, cross-generational dialogue, and are the publishers of Pigment Magazine and founders of Black Fine Art Month®. Pigment International tells stories through a weekly on-line publication with original content and in publishing an oversize, glossy, award-winning international magazine. Join us LIVE on Thursday, December 14th at noon ET for an absolute treat!

Click on each of the panelists’ names to learn more about them.

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