Episode 11: On this episode I chat with Treena Ericson, as well as Carole Morisseau about the Paintings & Drawings exhibition at the Scarab Club in Detroit Michigan.
Clockwise: Robert Twelve-Hundred | Charcoal (28″ x 34″); :Conversation with My Paintbrushes.
Carole Morisseau is a multidisciplinary artist, trained in the visual and performance
arts, as well as an educator and entrepreneur. As a visual artist, Morisseau is
accomplished in the genre of nouveau réalism (new realist) styles of art. Her
signature is comprised of strong images, bold colors, and thought-provoking
themes, which she often incorporates into series to help fully explore her newest
concepts. She has exhibited nationally at the New York and Atlanta Black Fine Art
Shows, Philadelphia International Art Exposition, and the Congressional Black
Caucus Session, in Washington, DC. A select roster of local exhibitions includes the
National Conference of Artists, Detroit Scarab Club, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Dell
Pryor and Arts Extended Galleries. Her work can be found in private and public
Morisseau believes that “art is the cornerstone that helps children learn.” To that
end she has taught art and dance at the Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit and
the Detroit Public Schools. She served as a professor of dance at Marygrove College,
Wayne State University, and Wayne County Community College. She also founded
and directed the Detroit Dance Company for 36 years. Morisseau attained her
teacher certification in art education from Central State University, Wilberforce,
Ohio, and continued her studies at several institutions including the Charles McGee
School of Art, College for creative Studies, as well as the Columbia College of Art,
Chicago and School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is currently enrolled at
Wayne State University in the Educational Leadership Masters Degree Program.
Her book, Paintings & Drawings can be found on amazon.com.