Carol Jacobsen, at bottom right, and some of her work.

Homestead Valley Community Center once again hosts a resident artist in January.

Since 2020, Carol Jacobsen has been working on her latest series, Women of Color and Accomplishment.

Thirty-one of her portraits are in her first book of the series published in 2021. Jacobsen now has her second book published with another 31 portraits.

“All of the portraits are of African-American women, most of whom have been ignored in history books,” says Homestead GM Amy Torrano. “Their beauty, grace and dignity shine in these painting. By using colors and painting styles influenced by Impressionist painters and others, Jacobsen combines the Black diasporic history with European art, merging popular and privileged cultures.”

Jacobsen often uses non-traditional skin tones in an attempt to decouple these women from their race, inviting users to see them anew.

Please join us for an art reception on Sunday, January 8 from 4-6pm at the Homestead Valley Community Center at 315 Montford Avenue.

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