A new limited-edition print by renowned artist Faith Ringgold is now available for purchase. The beautiful 100-print limited-edition serigraph titled Black History Museum of Idaho is $2,000 ($1,500 for Idaho Black History and Boise Art Museum members) and proceeds will benefit these two museums. To view the print come by the museum during the regular hours of operation (Saturday - Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm) or call the museum to make an appointment to view the print.
About the Print
In February, 2008, Boise Art Museum requested and received a grant from the Sara Maas Fund of the Idaho Community Foundation and partnered with Boise State University's Visual Arts Department and Department of Literacy, the Idaho Black History Museum and the Lee Pesky Learning Center to bring internationally known artists Faith Ringgold to Boise for a lecture, book signing and other related programs in conjunction with the exhibition at BAM entitled Faith Ringgold: Mama Can Sing Papa Can Blow.
The artists was so moved by her experiences here that she decided to create a print for a collaborative fundraiser benefiting the Idaho Black History Museum and the Boise Art Museum. The printing was supported in part by a grant to the Idaho Black History Museum from the Idaho Humanities Council.
Curlee Holton and The Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College produced the 100-print limited-edition serigraph. Melissa Brodt at The Art of Framing-Galerie Belle Ame in Eagle, Idaho, and Larson Julo Frames donated the matting and framing of the display prints that will be on view at the Boise Art Museum and the Idaho Black History Museum.
To learn more about Faith Ringgold: http://www.faithringgold.com/ringgold/default.htm
To learn more about Curlee Holton: http://www.michellesofdelaware.com/artists/crholton/pages/main.html
To learn more about the LaFayette Experimental Printmakign Institute: http://www.lafayette.edu/