Color in Freedom, an exhibit by Joseph Holston, is on display June 5 – August 1, 2010, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Color in Freedom features 49 paintings, representing his interpretation of the Underground Railroad and the journey hundreds of people living in slavery took to gain their freedom in the North.
A painter and printmaker known for his use of vivid color, abstracted forms and expressive lines, Holston’s exhibit includes four themed sections that track the events in the lives of those who traveled along the Underground Railroad: The Unknown World, Living in Bondage, The Journey to Escape, and Color in Freedom.
Holston is best known for his use of vivid color, abstracted forms, and expressive lines. His work, which consistently garners critical praise, is included in numerous significant public and private collections.
Color in Freedom is organized by the Arts Program of the University of Maryland University College and is on loan from International Arts & Artists.