Harriett L. Richardson: Created4U 

In celebration of National Women in History Month, the Madame Walker Theatre Center presented Indianapolis-native and now Atlanta-based artist Harriett Harper Richardson in a two-day visual art exhibition. The show featured a variety of Richardson's large-scale mixed media works of art, including sculpture, oil on canvas and pencil drawings. "A great sense of rhythm" and personal/cultural historic references are reflected throughout her work, manifesting themselves in the portrait and its setting. The exhibit's centerpiece, "Fling Off the Path," shows a woman whose "life is good for her now, but she still has the [head]scarf she wore in the past as a reminder of the struggle to get there, while the swirling scarf wrapping around the portrait reminds us the path wraps around itself." The composite portrait of 12 women surrounded by smaller portraits of children depicts "each woman getting involved in other people's lives to make a positive impact." Indianapolis notables include Julia Carson, Alpha Blackburn and Cynthia Bates. A product of Indianapolis Public Schools and a scholarship graduate of Herron School of Art, Richardson served IPS as coordinator of performing arts. www.HLRart.com.

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