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Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul ~ Maya Angelou ~ Etchings by Dean Mitchell ~ Audio CD by Wynton Marsalis

The Drums come in
On the beat of one
To lift my soul . . .
The cry of lonely
in a crowded room
midnight waiting for me
each day at noon
happiness so fickle
coming late, leaving soon . . .

–Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul is a groundbreaking event for us, a first edition that she wrote especially for our members! She also inspire the exceptional artist, Dean Mitchell, to create six glorious etchings for the book.

Even better, Maya Angelou inspired Wynton Marsalis to compose and perform with her a thirty minute CD with Dr. Angelou reading her poem.

And, inspired by Dean Mitchell, the esteemed art critic of The New York Times, Michael Kimmelman, in the April 26, 2002 edition devoted nearly the entire front page of the Arts section to a glowing review:

Mr. Mitchell’s works are subtly tuned character studies with an eye toward abstract form and charismatic light. Mr. Mitchell is a virtual modern-day Vermeer of ordinary black people given dignity through the eloquence of his concentration and touch

From the art critic of New Orleans’ Times-Picayune: In the world of romantic realism, it doesn’t get much better than this.

 

  • One volume, 23” x 20”
  • Six colored etchings and Afterword by Dean Mitchell.
  • CD of Wynton Marsalis and Maya Angelou
  • Edition limited to four hundred numbered copies
  • Newsletter
  • Each signed by Maya Angelou, Dean Mitchell, Wynton Marsalis
  • Print Portfolios are also available

 

Peter Petengill made the plates and editioned the prints at his Wingate Studio in New Hampshire. The books are bound by hand in beige Japanese linen that also covers the hinged and lined cases.  2003. $ 4,150.

Beginning of the Poem

Beginning of the Poem

Colored Etching by Dean Mitchell

Colored Etching by Dean Mitchell

Poem Continues

Poem Continues

 

Colored Etching by Dean Mitchell

Colored Etching by Dean Mitchell

 

Afterword (beginning)

Afterword (beginning)

 

Colored Etching by Dean Mitchell

Colored Etching by Dean Mitchell

Colophon Page

Colophon Page

CD

CD

 

Newsletter

Newsletter

Book and Case with CD

Book and Case with CD