Elizabeth Catlett Exhibition & Art Program at Rainbow Sign Club

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KPIX News report by Ed Arnow from September 9, 1972 featuring an all day program on African American art at the Rainbow Sign Club in Berkeley. Includes interviews with printmaker and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett along with views of her artwork. Catlett states,   "Artists generally project themselves towards galleries and buyers or collectors, but I want to talk about the relationship of the artist to the community, especially the black artist to the black community."  Evangeline "EJ" Montgomery, curator and advocate for Black artists comments, "We are hoping to involve the total community in the Black visual arts and the black media." Note that the club was located at 2640 Grove Street, which is now Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and is now owned and run by Berkeley's Division of Mental Health. Supporting text and metadata updated for the web in April 2020 by Lisa Ann Nikkel.  Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Note: this film reversal print was remastered in 4K (4096 x 2970) using our Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in February 2020.

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16mm color magentic sound film
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KPIX 109575

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