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Marshall, Cora, (John)



Marshall, Cora, (John)
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John - 1796 by Cora Marshall

24 x 36" Acrylic, Wax, Washi, and Mixed Media

ABOUT THIS PIECERun-away from the subscriber the 4th inst. A Mulatto Boy named JOHN, 16 years old, short of his age and stocky; took with him 5 shirts, one ruffled on the bosom, one white silk and two bandanna handkerchiefs, two white and two striped linen do. one cravat three pair stockings, 3 jackets one of which is scarlet broadcloth two pair tow cloth overhalls two do. [overhalls] nankeen one do. [overhalls] dark broadcloth one green broadcloth short coat, one elastic great coat one pair new shoes one new round hat a pair boots a short lead colour’d jacket and a pair dark homemade overhalls. Whoever will take up said boy and return him, with the cloathing, or give information where he is kept, shall have a generous reward, or one farthing reward for said boy without the cloathing. All persons are forbid harboring or keeping said boy on penalty of the law. Raphel Fontienne. Hartford, March 9 1796

ARTIST'S STATEMENT Centered in spirituality, I create work that seeks out the connections to and lessons from my African and Native American past. By mixing symbols and meaning, by affirming the potency of the past, by honoring the holy, I extend an invitation to contemplate the significance and depth of the power within. Currently, I am working in and across the medium of painting, collage, and mixed media to find those intersections and crossroads where the spirits dwell. In so doing, I hope to further understand and establish a relationship with that that has gone before me.

BIO Cora Marshall, born in Washington, DC, is an artist, educator, and scholar. She received her B.F.A. from Howard University; Master of Science in Education from Bank Street College of Education with Parsons School of Design; and her doctorate in art from New York University. Dr. Marshall, Professor Emeritus, served as chairperson of the Department of Art at Central Connecticut State University 2006 - 2012. Marshall has exhibited both internationally and nationally including National Conference of Artists; Kumasi, Ghana; A.I.R. Gallery NYC; Skylight Restoration Gallery in Brooklyn; Hammonds House Gallery in Atlanta; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Craftery Gallery, in Hartford; the Rosenburg Gallery at NYU; and Picture That, LLC, Stamford, CT with multiple venues. Dr. Marshall’s current research interest focuses on contemporary African American artists, in particular, Black women artists (African/African-Native women artists). She has presented at numerous professional venues including the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Cornell University, Columbia University Teachers College in NY, College Art Association, Connecticut Art Education Association, and Southern Connecticut State University, in New Haven. Dr. Marshall currently resides in the Gulfport, FL area.

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