The Billie & Fulton Art Fair is excited to present: Words To Consider! An art exhibit featuring the work of Emmet Wigglesworth.
Emmett Wigglesworth is a muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer, and poet who has been creating for over six decades.
Emmett Wigglesworth is a muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer, poet, and civil rights activist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has resided in New York since 1958.
Wigglesworth has designed and illustrated several books and magazines for various publishing companies including Harper and Row, McGraw Hill, Macmillan Press, American Books, and Sesame Street magazine. He has written poetry which he combines with his printmaking. He produced a documentary on aging, while simultaneously designing the covers for two volumes of the Journal of Black Poetry. He has also taught art at the New Muse in Brooklyn, the J.O.I.N. Center, the Children’s Art Carnival, the Harlem Parents Association in Manhattan, and for several special programs for the Board of Education, where he taught academics through art.
In 1959, Wigglesworth began his participation in the Civil Rights movement, and in the early 1960s he worked with the CORE Freedom School in Selma, AL teaching art. During that same period, he wrote and directed two plays for the CORE Freedom Theater in San Francisco, CA.
In 1968, he designed the interior and exterior of the Bedford Stuyvesant Theater in Brooklyn. In addition, he has designed costumes and stage sets for the Black Spectrum Theater in Queens, NY. Wigglesworth has exhibited in Ghana, and throughout the U.S.