CHC to Host Artist Synthia Saint James on Feb. 6
Thu, 01/25/2018
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09

On Feb. 6, Commonwealth Honors College will welcome renowned artist Dr. Synthia Saint James for a Black History Month Celebration. Dr. Saint James will share her art and the influences behind her work as she leads an improvisational collage workshop. Using construction paper in various colors, magazine cut-outs, and other materials, participants will use their imaginations to create individual artistic designs. 

Black History Month Celebration: Collage Workshop Featuring Synthia Saint James

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Event Location: 
CHC Events Hall
Event Description: 

Spend an evening with Dr. Saint James who will share her world recognized art and the themes that influence her work as she leads an improvisational collage workshop. Participants will utilize their imagination to create individual artistic designs. Mediums will include construction paper in various colors, photographic magazine cut-outs, and other materials. Supplies will be provided.

Refreshments will be served and online registration is required. Priority will be given to UMass students, faculty and staff.

Dr. Synthia Saint James is a world renowned multicultural visual artist, author and illustrator of 27 books, who has garnered numerous prestigious awards in her forty-five plus year career. Saint James is most noted for designing the first Kwanzaa stamp for the United States Postal Service, and for the national and international cover art of Terry McMillan's book Waiting to Exhale.

Gretchen Holbrook
Professor of English
Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography
(413) 577-3902
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301 Commonwealth Honors College
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