Volume 12, Issue 6 ~ February 5-11, 2004

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Editor’s Choice

Collage Making with a Pro
Saturday, February 7

Eighty-three-year-old collage artist Annie King Phillips lectures and hosts a workshop on the work inspired by her African and American Indian roots. A native Washingtonian, she began her career at 75.

Annie King Phillips is an artist of rare skills. Using only paper, scissors and glue, she creates brilliant and imaginative color-collages such as “Woman with a Drum,” “Girlfriends” or “Shades of Blue.”

The images come, Phillips says, from her experiences growing up, living and working in the District of Columbia during these last tumultuous 80 years. With double graduate degrees — one from New York University and another from the University of Michigan — she had a rich life as an educator and public health administrator before leaping into art at the bright age of 75. One of her daughters remarked that she needed some quiet to find her inner artist.

Annie (if you use only one word, she prefers her first name) has exhibited widely, but she reaches out far beyond the usual artistic paths. Her venue is where people gather, and especially where people need some uplifting. She was artist-in-residence at a recent conference of the American College of Midwives. She has given workshops at the Calvary Shelter for Homeless Women and the D.C. Public Library.

Sponsored by Art Alive!, Calvert Library and Wylde Women. 1-4:30pm @ Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. free; rsvp:
410-326-6951 • www.calvert.lib.md.us.

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