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CCC art instructor’s work featured at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago
CLARKSDALE – An art piece completed by a Coahoma Community College faculty member is among a group of work currently on display in a unique exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago.

CCC art instructor’s work featured at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Thu Jan 19, 2017

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Pictured above, CCC Art Instructor Rosalind Wilcox's piece "Movement in Space, Destiny" is currently on display at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago's as part of the "Black Creativity" exhibition. 

CLARKSDALE – An art piece completed by a Coahoma Community College faculty member is among a group of work currently on display in a unique exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago.

CCC Art Chair/Instructor Rosalind Wilcox’s “Movement in Space, Destiny” is among several pieces from across the country featured in the “Black Creativity” juried art exhibition at the internationally acclaimed museum.

Wilcox’s entry was among more than 100 submitted nationwide by professional and amateur African-American artists—including a dozen young artists ages 14-17.

The 4-by-5 feet oil painting will remain on display through Feb. 19 and will be highlighted during a special reception Feb. 15.

Wilcox said the piece is one of a series she began as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she received a master’s degree in Art Therapy in 1990.

Upon graduating, Wilcox went on to become the first full-time Art Therapist hired at the prestigious University of Chicago hospitals.

“This is such an honor to have my artwork accepted into such a prestigious show,” said Wilcox. “Ironically, it’s in the neighborhood where I grew up in Chicago and raised my children.”

According to Wilcox, it’s not the first time her creativity has landed her on display at the museum.

“When I was a student in 7th grade at Betsy Ross (Elementary School), my science fair project made it to the state competition held at the Museum of Science and Industry. I feel as if I have come full circle now … how wonderful,” she said.

An annual event since 1970, “Black Creativity” is the nation's longest-running major display of African-American art that includes paintings, drawings, fine art prints, sculpture, mixed-media, ceramics, and photography.

According to museum, the program seeks to inspire "African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering, through programs and events that encourage children and their parents to utilize the Museum of Science and Industry as a resource for exploring and discovering their inventive and creative genius."

For the past decade, Wilcox has taught Art at CCC, which currently offers three Art majors: Art Education; Fine Art; and Architecture.

Many of the program’s graduates continue on to pursue bachelor’s degrees with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

CLICK HERE for more about the “Black Creativity” art exhibition.

To learn more about CCC’s Art Department, CLICK HERE.

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