J1241

Honoring Barbara Johnson Zuber upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the African American Cultural Center ...

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  • 12 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1241


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Barbara Johnson Zuber upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by the African American
Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc. on April 18, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those individuals of historic and artistic significance whose creative
talents have contributed to the cultural enrichment of our communities
and our Nation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Barbara Johnson Zuber upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the African American Cultural Center of the Capital
Region, Inc., at its Gala Event on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in the
Swyer Theater at The Egg, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Artist Barbara Johnson Zuber is being recognized for excel-
lence in the Visual Arts, and for her life-long dedication to promoting
the contributions of African Americans to American arts and culture; and
WHEREAS, Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Barbara Johnson Zuber was
raised in New York City; she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
from Yale University, and studied further at New York University and the
Arts Student League of New York; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Johnson Zuber always wanted to be a freelance artist;
she taught in New York City neighborhood schools, community centers, and
at Harlem Hospital in the Child Psychiatry Department, while she worked
on her art at home and took advantage of opportunities to show her work
independently; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Johnson Zuber has exhibited both locally and
nationally; notably, her work was included in Forever Free: Art by Afri-
can-American Women, a national exhibit shown at The Joplin Art Museum,
Omaha, Nebraska; The Montgomery Museum on Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alaba-
ma; The Gibbs Museum, Charleston, North Carolina; and The Indianapolis
Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; she was also included in a three
person show with Georgia O'Keefe and Fernando Garassi at Galleria Escon-
dido, Taos, New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Barbara Johnson Zuber illustrated a children's
book, BROWN IS A BEAUTIFUL COLOR, as well as THIS FAR BY FAITH: AN AFRI-
CAN AMERICAN RESOURCE FOR WORSHIP, an African American hymnal for the
Lutheran Church; and
WHEREAS, In 1999, Barbara Johnson Zuber was commissioned by New York
State to create a painting for The Adoption Album: Our Children, Our
Families, poster; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Troy, New York, for more than 40 years, Barbara
Johnson Zuber was married to the late Paul B. Zuber, a civil rights
attorney and college professor; she is the proud mother of two children
and the loving grandmother of twins; and
WHEREAS, It is most fitting that we take time to celebrate the artists
within the great State of New York, and to cherish and give thanks for
our American freedom, the only atmosphere in which artists can truly
create and in which art is truly the expression of the soul; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Barbara Johnson Zuber upon the occasion of her designation for
special honor by the African American Cultural Center of the Capital
Region, Inc., on April 18, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Barbara Johnson Zuber.

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