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The Shrine is the symbolic physical expression of the spiritual realm tied to self and the journey henceforth. It affirms and celebrates the ritual of life.

Honoring the Ancestors: Civil Rights Students Shrines

The of week May 5, 2003 African-American Artist, Jean Lacy, twelve students in the Civil Rights Movement Seminar and Associate Professor of History, Edythe Ann Quinn, Ph.D.


  1. (Group): Dallas Art 78, Opening of City Hall, Dallas, 1978
  2. Spiritual Fragments, Birdwell Library, Perkins School Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1978
  3. Black Artists/South, Huntsville Art Museum, Huntsville, Alabama, 1979 (catalog available)
  4. Visual Roots of Afro-America, Barnwell Art Center , Shreveport, Louisiana, 1980
  5. Today's Heritage, Longview Museum of Art, Longview, Texas, 1983
  6. National Urban League Art Expo, Houston, Texas, 1987
  7. African-American Artists of Dallas, Hughes-Trigg Gallery, SMU, Dallas, 1988
  8. Black Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African-American Art, Dallas Museum of Art, (Travel Exhibition 1989-1990, catalog available)
  9. Power of Enduring Presence , (Traveling Exhibit 1991-1992, catalog available), Women and Their Work Inc. Austin, Texas
  10. House, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, 1991
  11. Visual Vanguards, Black Creativity In Texas, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas, 1992
  12. (One Person): Ancestral and Urban Intrigues, Barnes Blackmen Gallery, Houston, Texas, May 1990
  13. Mosaics Exhibition (One Person) D Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas, 1993
  14. I Remember...Thirty Years After the March on Washington: Images of the Civil Rights Movement 1963-1993, (Group -Traveling Exhibition) Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC August 28 - October 10, 1993
  15. I Remember... (2nd Exhibition Site) Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, January 21 - March 27, 1994
  16. Magic and Mystery, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, (Group Show), January 28 - March 26, 1995, Austin, Texas
  17. Women�s Caucus for Art, Honor Awards Exhibition, San Antonio Art Museum, (Group), January 25 - February 25, 1995, San Antonio, Texas
  18. The Heart That Sings, The Spirit That Sours, Gateway Gallery, Dallas Museum of Art, (Group), February 5 - April 28, 1996, Dallas, Texas
  19. My Magic Pours Secret Libations, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, (Group - Traveling Exhibition, FSU Art Museum, Opening, February 16 - April 6, 1996, Terrace Gallery, City of Orlando, Florida, May - June 1996, Edith - Marie Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida, June - July, 1996. (catalog available)
  20. Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women (Group Traveling Exhibition), Spleman College, 1996, (Catalog available)
  21. (One Person) Divine Kinship: Ancient forms and social commentary (Mixed media by Jean Lacy), African American Museum, Dallas, Texas, Opening April 1998
  22. First United Methodist Church, Goodrich Gallery, September 1999, (St. Luke UMC Faceted Glass Window Series), Illustrated
  23. Our New Day Begun: African American Artists Entering the Millennium, (Group -Traveling Exhibition), LBJ Library and Museum, February 19 - May 29, 2000, Austin, Texas
  1. Artist/Illustrator: Old Testament Biblical Images Through the Black Experience (A portfolio of 10 color prints of Old Testament Images for use in Black Church schools), Board of Education of the Southern California-Arizona Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1973
  2. Artist/Illustrator: New Testament Biblical Images Through the Black Experience (A series of 15 New Testament Images), Inner City Task Force, Southern California-Arizona Conference, United Methodist Church, 1978
  3. Emerge: Views of an Afrocentric Bible: Rosalyn Story, 1994
  4. American Visions: Call and Response: Alvia Wardlaw, 1994
  5. Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artist
  6. Black Art Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African-American Art: [Coda: The Art of Jean Lacy: Dr. Robert Farris Thompson]
  7. My Magic Pours Secret Libations, Monifa A. Love
  8. Contemporary Art In Texas: Patricia Covo Johnson
  9. Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women, Spleman College & Rizzoli International Pub. Inc., 1996
  10. (Art History Book) Culture and Values: A Survey of the Western Humanities, Alternate Volume, Fourth Addition, Lawrence Cunningham & John Reich, Harcourt & Brace College Publishers, 1998
  11. (Periodical) The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, A Publication by Rice Design Alliance, Winter 1999, Article: Art and the Sacred, Lynn M. Herbert
  12. Savoy: Heavenly Glassworks: Lloyd Gite, 2003
  13. From meetinghouse to megachurch : a material and cultural history, Anne C. Loveland and Otis B. Wheeler, Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2003

Contact the Artist: lennie32n@netscape.net

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