Sep 19, 2007

Press Release

Contact: Grace Matthews
(858) 576-0476

Exhibition Debuts the Ancestors Project, New Works Focus on Peace and Family by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Grace Matthews

New York City, September 10 – 26, 2007 National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) hosts, The Ancestors Project. This collaborative project by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Grace Matthews is made up of three story-quilts and more than a dozen sculptures that share a story of hope and peace.

The story address a fictitious but universal crisis, the world’s children have adopted a sedentary lifestyle and have forgotten how to play. Something must be done or life as we know it will cease. Children have taken to their beds, “They need the help of our ancestors, they would have the children and all of us laughing in no time. They had love and hope. All we have is hatred violence and war.” The artists ancestors join together to bring stories of joy, love and hope to help the children. Meet the artists at the reception on September 13 from 5:30 pm until 7 pm.

The NAWA gallery is located at 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1405 at 13th Street near Union Square. Receptions are September 13 and 17 from 5:30 pm until 7 pm is free and open to the public.

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For questions or information about hosting this exhibition call Grace Matthews at (858) 576-0397 or email