Fort Worth Report
Excerpts from an interview with Earline M. Green
“I want them to be remembered forever, and this is the only way I can make sure that their legacies continue. We’re not talking about legacies of academics or money. We’re talking about legacies of love that transpire in families. If I had done the series with mothers and daughters, I don’t think anyone would have believed it. But to have a conversation between grandmothers and granddaughters is believable because I had a wonderful relationship with mine. And they were two women that really didn’t get along with a lot of other people. “ -Earline Green
To learn more about Kinfolk artist Earline Green and the meanings behind her works on display for our third exhibition, “Formation”, check out the Fort Worth Report interview with Earline Green. There is also an audio transcription provided in the article! #fortworth #fortworthreport #texasartist
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Excerpts From Kinfolk House Website
What does it take to build something new? Desire, resilience, faith, and a foundation. Formation explores the idea of building on assets such as home and land as the basis for creating something larger than oneself. As a newly-formed Black- and Latino-led organization nested in a historically Black and Latino neighborhood, Kinfolk House recognizes that it is truly a blessing not only to keep a family home, but also to transform it into something larger than a single person or family. Because of long-standing inequities rooted in systemic racism, too often, Black and brown families are unable to keep significant assets like property, in order to build generational wealth.As we bring our first year to a close, Kinfolk House presents Formation, a project featuring sculptural works that speak to important themes in the underpinnings of our organization. Through installation, textiles, and ceramics, artists Emily Mayo, Jenelle Esparza, and Earline Green investigate home, land, labor, rebirth, and legacy.
A collaborative project featuring Emily Mayo, Jenelle Esparza & Earline Green
Earline M. Green and Donald a. clark
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Black American Ceramic Artists
Excerpt from Schiffer Publishing:
Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists
Sharing their insights in compelling interviews, 38 of today’s Black ceramists demonstrate a diversity of studio practices and ways of using clay, together with more than 300 stunning photos of their work. Especially crucial in light of the times, this book helps disperse the fog of noninclusion. With the goal of giving the artists the recognition long overdue them, donald a clark and Chotsani Elaine Dean begin by grounding us in history and context. The authors take us through time, explaining recent important research from Drayton Hall in South Carolina, for example, and other work that has helped honor the contributions, presence, and experiences of African Americans in ceramic history in America. Bringing us to today, clark and Dean present for each of 38 contemporary ceramic artists an introduction, an interview with the artist, and photos highlighting some of their work. This important and necessary information, with its impact on the medium as a whole, is beautifully and engagingly presented to makers and craft appreciators alike.
donald a. clark
& Chotsani Dean
H. Wilson Legacy Revisited
Excerpts From Tarrant County College District Website
H. Wilson Legacy Revisited:
Reconstructing a Deconstructed Legacy
Earline Green, TCC South Campus Assistant Professor of Art, will host an art exhibition titled “H. Wilson Legacy Revisited: Reconstructing a Deconstructed Legacy” in the Carillon Gallery. This body of work exemplifies the spirit and the legacy of slave potters in the State of Texas during Reconstruction (1865-77). Experience the journey back to the late nineteenth century through photographs and pottery inspired by artists from H. Wilson & Co.
The exhibit will be on display from January 30 – February 27. An opening reception will be held on February 13 at 5:30 -7:30 p.m. to be followed by a theater performance written specifically for the art exhibit, The First Black Businessman in Texas: Hiram Wilson.
The South Campus Theatre program will perform The First Black Businessman in Texas: Hiram Wilson on February 13 and 14 at 7:30pm in the Joe B. Rushing Center for the Performing Arts. This original production is based on the research of South Campus Assistant Professor of Art, Earline Green, and is presented in honor of African American Heritage Month.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SPAC South Performing Arts Center, SPAC Carillon Gallery 1103A
5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
H. Wilson Legacy Revisited
Faculty Development Leave Exhibition
Excerpts Reach Magazine, Tarrant County College District Website
Interview with Earline M. Green
When she was making mud cakes on her grandparents’ farm as a child, little did Earline Green know that one day she would not only teach others to work in clay, but also study and create pottery to honor a historical legacy. Her interest in working with clay developed while she was teaching middle school in Dallas a few decades ago.
Green, who joined Tarrant County College in 2008, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Texas Woman’s University. She has tremendous respect for the medium and the history associated with it.
“Clay is a challenging medium that requires PATIENCE,” said Green. “The best part of the year is when (the students) start taking things home. If the trash is empty, I know it has been a good year. When they leave and they are smiling, you can’t beat that. You can’t replicate that feeling.”
She says she teaches ceramics on a therapeutic level, with the first few weeks of the course focused on massaging the clay and learning how the medium responds in different stages. Her students research pottery from ancient civilizations before creating vessels in ancient styles with surfaces that reflect their personal choices.
In addition to her work as an educator, Green is an artist. Through her own home-based studio, she crafts customized ceramic tiles and murals, as well as stoneware. She also volunteers with the Empty Bowls Project, coordinating the annual production of some 200 bowls, the sales of which benefit the North Texas Food Bank and Tarrant Area Food Bank.