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Jun 24 - Jun 24
12pm to 2pm




Shop talk: 2021 Visiting Artist Series

Delita Martin of Black Box Press
Thursday, June 24
12pm – 2pm MDT
Online session held through Zoom

This summer SNAP has reimagined our Visiting Artist in Residence program to invite 3 print-artists from outside of our community to engage online with SNAP’s membership. Enjoy a studio tour and inside look into each artist’s practice during these online sessions. There will be time to ask questions and have discussions with the artists to connect further.

Delita Martin, a full-time artist based in her studio, Black Box Press in Huffman, Texas will be SNAP’s first artist for the Shop Talk: 2021 Visiting Artist Series. She will be giving an interactive tour of her studio during her day-time presentation on Thursday, June 24th from 12pm – 2pm MDT. She will be speaking about her recent work and processes where she primarily works from oral traditions, along with vintage and family photographs as a source of inspiration. This online presentation will give you an inside look into Delita’s incredibly layered works which combine collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sewing techniques and hear more about her exciting practice which explores the ‘veilscape’ and liminal spaces, as well as her important work with Black Box Press Foundation.

All are welcome to join in this online presentation to learn more about Delita Martin and to engage in conversation with the artist.

Visiting Artist Biography

Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and a MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formerly a member of the fine arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Martin is currently working as a full-time artist in her studio, Black Box Press.

Primarily working from oral traditions, along with vintage and family photographs as a source of inspiration; Martin’s work explores the power of the narrative impulse.

Her finished works combine collaging, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sewing techniques, placing her figures amid patterns to visually represent what it looks like when we become the spiritual other: when we pray or meditate … we enter the veilscape.” Martin’s layering of technique and material, as well as her use of pattern and color, signifies a liminal space – the space between the waking life and the spirit life. By fusing this visual language with oral storytelling in this different space she offers other identities and other narratives for women of color.

Martin’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recently Martin’s work was shown at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and welcomed into the Library of Congress. She served as 2020 Keynote speaker for the Mid America Print Council.

IG: @blackboxpress

See below for the other Shop Talk sessions:

Shop Talk: Meanwhile…Letterpress
Shop Talk: Tarun Sharma

SNAP is happy to provide this programming at no cost to participants.

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