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Yvonne P. Lamar-Rogers

    • New York based mixed media artist/jewelry designer, Yvonne Lamar-Rogers’ main focus for many years, has been sharing her gift of creativity as a teaching artist. At this time in her life, her passion for creating her own art has been renewed. Lamar-Rogers is best known for creating mixed media art that tells vivid, textual stories that are mostly inspired by her own experiences and memories of growing up in culturally rich Detroit, MI during the 1950s and 60s.

      Lamar-Rogers was first influenced by the array of fabrics, delicate tissue paper patterns, buttons and threads used by her mother, who was an exceptional professional seamstress. Cutting and sewing doll clothes made from scraps of fabric given to her by her mother, eventually led her to her own art form, mixed media and assemblage. Mixed media has been the ideal vehicle for Lamar-Roger’s expression of the many stories she shares.

      Notable exhibitions include: El Barrio Art Space, PS109, New York, NY. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI., The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, OH., The National and Cultural African American Museum in Wilberforce, OH., Rutgers John Cotton Dana Library in Newark, NJ.

      The greatest concentration of Yvonne’s formal art education was at the College for Creative Studies and Design in Detroit, MI. She received her BFA in Studio Ar twitch an emphasis in Art Education from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.