EASTON, Pa. Feb. 18, 2010—Lafayette College Honorary Degree Recipient Faith Ringgold will produce a print through the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Three art students will be working with Director of EPI Curlee Raven Holton to produce approximately 200 prints.

The original print sold for $5,000 but the prints produced through EPI will be sold for $150 each. Proceeds will benefit Haiti, EPI, and Faith Ringgold’s foundation, Anyone Can Fly.

Ringgold is well-known for her painted story quilts, but the new original series, Declaration of Freedom and Independence, offers a different medium of her perspective. She has written and illustrated 11 children’s books, including Tar Beach, her first, which was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. A recipient of over 75 awards, Ringgold is in the permanent collection of many museums, such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.

A pre-sale will be announced soon. If you are interested in purchasing a print, please contact Curlee Holton at holtonc@lafayette.edu.