IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Anatomically Correct & Northlight Theatre present:
Then and Now: A Look at Black HistoryPaintings and Poetry by Louise Cutler
Paintings and Drawings byDoris Malcom
On Display at Northlight Theatre North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL Free Opening Reception - Meet the Artists!
Sunday, February 18, 2001 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)On exhibition through March 11, 2001. This art exhibition is in complement to Northlight's production of Bee Luther Hatchee by Thomas Gibbons.
Paintings and Drawings
"I am a self-taught artist and have been painting for about 25 years. I consider myself a mood artist. I create different artwork depending on my particular mood. I have created artwork in all mediums including pencil, pastel, watercolor and oil - although I don't do much in oil anymore because I am allergic to it. I am also planning to work in sculpture in the near future."
Ms. Malcom was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She currently resides in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Chicago Artist's Coalition's Art Open, Truman College, The DuSable Museum and Woman Made Gallery. Doris is a member of the American Society of Artists and has participated in many of Chicago's street art festivals and each year participates in Chicago's Jazz Festival in Grant Park. Ms. Malcom also volunteers regularly with the Chicago Park District in helping children create masks from paper mache'. Currently, she works as a portrait artist in her own studio and creates portraits upon request.
Paintings and Poetry
"My work is an extension of who I am and
what I believe in. It deals with social, emotional and spiritual issues. I believe it
reaches to the heart of individuals to reveal just where they stand. Often I write poems
to accompany my works to help illustrate the feelings behind them and to allow others
access into the innermost recesses of their own souls. My work is not my own in that it
embodies every soul with which I have come into contact on my quest for life and
knowledge. I continue my search on a daily basis, and I am taken places far beyond my
normal boundaries. In all the good, the bad, the wrong, and the right that I see, I keep
my course. For all the knowledge that I have acquired, I only know one thing for sure that
God is the Teacher that and I am His student. So there is no end to how far I can go, for
He is the beginning and the end of my work. All my inspiration and creativity come from
Ms. Cutler, a native of Chicago, now living in Evanston, Illinois, considers herself a multi-media, multi-cultural artist. Her work is both contemporary and realistic and she prefers not to be limited to a single medium. Her most recent work is a series of contemporary enamel paintings that deal with feelings of human displacement. Ms. Cutler's educational background includes being the first student in Malcolm X Jr. College's history to graduate with an Associates Degree in Fine Art. At the University of Illinois, Chicago, she majored in Art Education and has studied wheel throwing at the Pot Shop in Evanston, IL and Artwork in Oak Park, IL, even though her love of art began when she was a child in grade school. Art was her way of escaping some of the harsh realities of her real world. Her professional background includes drawing portraits on the streets of Chicago and has appeared on UPN's Channel 50 "Kids Talk" program on behalf of the Chicago Park District. She received a grant from the Evanston Arts Council in 1996 and 2000 and established a company for reproducing original art work (Unlimited Creations/Artistic Prints). She created and developed Gallery 1041 at Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center. In 1997, she decided to pursue her art career full time, leaving her teaching position with the Chicago Park District. Her work has appeared in the WGCI Kraft Food African American Arts Calendar for 1999, as well as several venues throughout the Chicagoland area. She has been a member of the Chicago Artists' Coalition for many years. She recently completed a series of pastels and poems reflecting her experiences with people she met in Africa in 1998, called "The Children of Niger", a collection of twenty pastels. She also has helped to develop a project that incorporates visual arts as part of Evanston's "First Night" New Year's Eve celebration "Art On The Run". Ms. Cutler is presently working on several community projects including a garden gallery with a separate large mural for its entryway. She will also begin a program with inner city youth in the summer of 2001 that deals with cultural diversity called "You Are History in the Making."
Anatomically Correct is an Illinois non-profit corporation dedicated to showcasing work by artists in public spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts. Artwork is available for purchase by contacting: