GRAMMY Nomination! Wish you were here Elizabeth!

Being nominated for a GRAMMY in such an amazing thing.  I think about Elizabeth Catlett and want to share her with all of you.  If you have not checked her out, may I suggest you go to http://elizabethcatlett.net/.  Note the time line.  Some of the years will have a short video attached.  There are many YouTube videos of her talking about various aspects of her life.  She was a force, and I am unbelievably happy that we met and became friends.

Quiet Pride inspirations

You will recognize these from the Quiet Pride CD booklet:  ‘Mother And Child, Glory, Singing Head, and Recognition,’ by Elizabeth Catlett

Stargazer
Also from the Quiet Pride  CD booklet: ‘ Stargazer’ by Elizabeth Catlett

Rufus & Glory

Rufus with ‘Glory’
“Power and Pride: An Elizabeth Catlett Retrospective.”  73 works comprised the exhibition
The Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse, NY, in December of 2009

Rufus & Recognition

Rufus with ‘Recognition’
“Power and Pride: An Elizabeth Catlett Retrospective.”
The Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse, NY, in December of 2009

 

Catlett stone w:Rufus
In Riverside Park, 150th Street, NYC, commemorating Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man w:Rufus

The Invisible Man by Elizabeth Catlett, 2003
Sculpture commemorating the author Ralph Ellison.  His apartment was on that corner.
Riverside Park at 150th Street, NYC, NY

Invisible Man, Side, w: Rufus

The Invisible Man by Elizabeth Catlett, 2003
Commemorating the author Ralph Ellison
Riverside Park at 150th Street, NYC, NY

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

  • 12/04/2016 - 12/11/2016
    Rufus Reid – MSUFCU Guest Artist in Residence
    MIchigan State University College of Music
    East Lansing, MI
  • 01/04/2017 - 01/07/2017
    Rufus Reid at The JEN Conference
    Jazz Education Network Conference
    New Orleans, LA
  • 01/19/2017
    Rufus Reid to speak at Duke Ellington Society
    The Duke Ellington Society
    New York, NY
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