Resolution J1241-2013

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

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

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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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