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Workshops for Careers in the Arts (Pilot for Duke Ellington HS) 1971-1973

Simmons College 1973-1977 (B.A.)

Mass College of Art (illustration) 1973

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (special graphics and publishing art program) 1974-1977

Corcoran School of Art (ceramic classes) 1998

Notre Dame High School 1969-73




2015 Cuban  Experience- Mosaic Tile Study/ Public Art

2005 Fellow- Virginia Center for the Creative Arts,Amherst, Va.

2002-7 Artist in Residence for Akebulan Academy ant the Anacostia Museum (Smithsonian)

1998 Artist in Residence- The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


2019 Artists & Makers - “Grassroots” -Juried Exhibit

2019 Smith Center for the Healing

2018 “Portals and Doors”- Solo Exhibit – Publick Playhouse

2017 –Past as Prologue-Solo Exhibit-Largo Sports Complex

2016 “Carnival”Pepco BADC Exhibit



2013 – 2015 Bus Boys & Poets

2012 – Brookland Temporium (Curator)

2011-“ Conversations in Dinqnesh” (Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California)

2010- “Sisters” Banneker Douglas Museum (Annapolis, Md.)

2009 – “Songs for our Mothers” – Roxanne’s Artiques (Wash DC)

2008 – “Black Matters” – Zenith Gallery (Wash DC)

2007 – “ Garden of Eve’n”- Artomatic, (Alexandria, Va.)

2007-“Art DC”- Convention Center  (Washington DC)

2006 -  BADC-(Black Artists of DC) Miami Basel (Florida)

2004 -The Jazz Museum – “Something for the Soul” – Kansas City, Mo)

2003- Abafazi – Simmons College Trustman Gallery (Boston, Massachusetts)

2002 - “Hair Raising Tales” – Griot Cinema (U Street, Wash DC)



Essence Magazine, Black Classics Press, Simmons College, Sweet Honey in the Rock, HU Press, The Northeast Star (Premier cover) The Washington Informer, The Offices of Black Catholics, Moratorium on Prison Construction, The Black Arts Review, Black Art International Review



Essence Magazine 25th Anniversary Celebration, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Sidwell Friends, Concerned Black Men, Anacostia Muesum


PUBLIC ARTS PROJECTS (Direct/Manage/Participate/Execute)


  • 2014 Dance Place Public Art Award

  • A Peace Art Odyssey –The Homecoming Bridge (Blowing Up Bridges With Art w/The Young Masters 1999-2014)

  • The Magic Flute (Corcoran College of Art- VACOP) 1997

  • Chimney Painting for these Child Development Center)

  • U Street Mural (w/Washington Historical Society) 1997

  • Resurrect Woodlawn!(w/ Washington Project for the Arts and DCPS) 1995

  • The Washington Area Food Bank Murals (w/ Akebulan Academy) 1998 &1999

  • The Creation Story (w/St. Anthony School 1991)

  • Children Against Apartheid (w/ Mayor’s Office and DCPS)1986


BROWN SPICES – soft sculpture dolls and quilts

Mother-Daughter Partnership

Soft Sculptured Doll Series from 1979 to present-with many spin-offs including quilts, books and The Young Masters Program



2020 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank Collection, 2019 Montgomery County Art Bank Collection,  The Roland Freeman Quilt Collection, A’leleia Bundles Madame CJ Walker Collection, DAMALI Art collection, Eloise Greenfield, Bernice Reagon, The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Rep. John Lewis


THE YOUNG MASTERS, INC. Volunteer Passion

Founding Mother and Director, 37 years



The Frannybooks Collection 2020(soft sculpture-mixed media books)  2019-2020

The Butterfly Trip (written and illustrated 1981—re-published 2017)

Da’ Bomb A Peace Odyssey 2014

Dance of the Rain Gods (Africa World Press 1995)

Brown Spices ABC Book (Brown Spices Publishing 1985)

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