BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 14, 2009—Renowned African American artist Faith Ringgold’s prints will be on view at the New Door Creative Gallery in Baltimore Oct. 24-25. Her new series of serigraphs, created through the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) in Easton, Pa., shows a historic representation of the Declaration of Independence through the perspective of an African American woman. Ringgold holds a long-standing, close working relationship with master printer and professor Curlee Raven Holton, who is also the director of EPI.

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.