”Elizabeth Catlett was my friend and my mentor in art. Upon my graduation from high school, it was my good fortune to receive a scholarship to study at Dillard University where Elizabeth was the art professor. When I first met Elizabeth in 1941,my attempts at making art were strictly based on visual concepts of the European models. She is the reason that I began to see and think creatively. Dillard did not offer a studio art major, however, with Elizabeth’s assistance I was able to obtain an art scholarship from Hampton Institute to study with Dr. Viktor Lowenfeld who at that time was regarded as the most important scholar in the field of art. While I was a student at Hampton, Elizabeth and Lowenfeld opened many art doors for me. With the passing of Lowenfeld, Elizabeth remained my friend. I shall always remember her as being my mentor who was responsible for my life in art. With her recent passing, she still lives in my life and my heart as my teacher and my friend. I will always remember her and be thankful for her friendship.”This exhibition features 30 works – sculptures and graphics by Catlett plus 5 works by her husband, artist, Francisco Mora, and 5 works by Samella Lewis.