Pleasant Institute in association with Cat Sparks Art! present:
A Pre-Exhibition Gala Signs for Life: William Pleasant, Jr. Retrospective
A Smithsonian Signature Series “Lift Every Voice” program.
FREE EVENT – Samples of Gullah Geechee Cuisine, Art Making, Music Making
The exhibition features the sign art and fine art legacy of Southern painter William Pleasant Jr., whose work is a featured part of the Cultural Expressions exhibit in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Signs for Life will explore Civil Rights and Black Power through related paintings and signage of William Pleasant, Jr. (b 1928, d 1997), while highlighting an appreciation of hands-on analog creativity and engaged participation.