Ron Rumford will speak about Dox Thrash at a Manhattan Graphics presentation on saving the Thrash house

The Dox Thrash Legacy: Black Futures Campaign

Please join us for a online project talk this Thursday July 23rd at 5pm with the Manhattan Graphics Center to learn more about the important effort to save the historic home of Dox Thrash, an influential artist and activist who lived and worked in Philadelphia from the late 1920s until his death in 1965. In 1937, Thrash became the first African American to be employed by the Fine Print Workshop in Philadelphia, a division of the WPA Federal Arts Project, where he invented the carborundum mezzotint process, hailed as the most significant technical development in printmaking since the development of lithography in the late eighteenth century.
Ron Rumford, Director of Dolan/Maxwell (organizer of several traveling exhibitions of the artist's work), will give an overview of Thrash’s artistic accomplishments, followed by a presentation from the organizers of Save The Historic Dox Thrash House/Black Futures Campaign: Maya Thomas, Dana Rice and Chris Mulford. They will speak about their crowdfund campaign to preserve Dox Thrash’s home and transform it into “a community-centered hub of arts” for the Sharswood District of North Philadelphia– an historic hub of African American culture and activism.


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July 20, 2020