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Drop us a note if you’ve used art therapy or you are an art therapist. Did you know that Georgette Seabrooke Powell was one of the earliest proponents of using art in therapy?

According to Michelle Black Smith, “Troubled by the increasing homelessness seen on the streets of D.C. in the 70s and 80s due to shrinking mental health resources, and growing populations of war veterans and the unemployed, Georgette turned to her artwork to express her sympathy and outrage.”at-the-feet-of-a-master-what-georgette-seabrooke-powell-taught-me-about-art-activism-and-the-creative-sisterhood

“Powell considers art to be healing—from her murals in New York City hospitals to her work as an art therapist at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC.” https://anacostia.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/Art-Changes-Things-The-Art-and-Activism-of-Georgette-Seabrooke-Powell-1299

In her words: community was “a flexible and encompassing term that defines relationships with family, friends, fellow artist, neighbors . . .” https://cdi.anacostia.si.edu/2016/09/05/in-the-spirit-of-community-georgette-seabrooke-powell/

We celebrate Georgette Seabrooke Powell and all art educators and art therapists today!

Thank you for your compassion and service to man.

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Turnier is a Haitian artist who along with other artists affiliated with the Le Centre d’Arts in Haiti, including Albert Mangones, Gerald Bloncourt, Maurice Borno, Rigaud Benoit, Hector Hyppolite, Daniel Lafontant, formed the nexus of the Haitian Art Movement. The period between 1946 and 1950, encompassing the early years of Turnier's artistic work, is also called "The Haitian Renaissance."Unfortunately, during the age of McCarthyism in the 1940s-50s many works by Haiti’s modernist artists was labelled as communist. Benson, LeGrace (1996). "Three Presentations of the Arts of Haiti (A Review Article)".

She was one of the few women founders of the Centre d’Art in Haiti.

Turnier painted abstract market scenes and other works depicting common people and the complexities of gender, class and colorism in Haiti. "Introduction: Art as Caribbean Feminist Practice". Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.

According to www.francielatour.com, Haitian artists were seen as simple and primitive, unaware of any broader art world context. These artists were also overwhelmingly male. As a woman, and as an artist whose work spoke to modernism, Luce never won the same recognition or success as other Centre d'Art painters.

https://www.francielatour.com/more-about-luce-turnier

She expressed a preference for painting people when in Haiti and landscapes when in France. She also worked with collages.

She lived and studied in France and New York.

In her own words, when asked about who and where her inspiration comes from. “ I don’t have any concept or philosophy, it’s just instinct…I work with my eyes and my feelings…in my work texture is very important to me. I play with texture.”

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Do you want me to create a piece of art in the style of Aminah Robinson? Let me know in the comments.

“She’s a magic maker, she’s an alchemist…” Joyce Scott (Artist)

Her aesthetic resonates with my aesthetic. Sometimes it is hard to narrow down your creativity or limit it to one thing or one style, or even one medium. And I guess for artists and creatives, the saying "jack of all trades, but master of none" resonates in the psyche, which may keep one from being productive at all.

Ms. Robinson's art shows that one can defy all of that.

In her own words:

“By the time I reached nine years old, I was deep, deep into transforming and recording the culture of my people into works of art. The magnitude of research and study of Afro-Amerikans is what I have dedicated my life to. My works are the missing pages of American history.” Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

According to Broad & High, “Aminah Robinson is a nationally recognized artist who uses paper, textiles and sculpture to explore memory and heritage.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Hofku63Bs

“Her father told her that you don’t have to have money to be an artist. There’s always art materials around…he taught her to draw on scrap paper…he taught her how to make paper, books, he taught her how to make sculpture materials called ‘hogmawg’ made from mud, glue, clay and leaves.” Carole Genshaft, Columbus Museum of Art

Robinson viewed art-making as a never-ending activity, and the artist continually revisited and reworked old works. Robinson dubbed her series of quilted mixed-media works, which she was constantly adding to...

https://www.arrowmont.org/black-history-

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