United By One features the work of five artists: Linda Allen, Nanci LaBret Einstein, Christina Haylett, Claudia Hershman, with their mentor Charles McGee.
2008 Kresge Eminent Artist, Charles McGee, is a prominent fixture in the Detroit Arts and Culture scene. McGee, known for his paintings, assemblages, and sculptures, is featured in public collections including the Detroit Institute of Art and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American Art. In addition to his prestigious and prolific career, McGee touched the lives of thousands of students- not just teaching art, but mentoring young artists and the way they think art.
Accomplished artists in their own right, Linda Allen, Nanci LaBret Einstein, Christina Haylett, and Claudia Hershman each approach their chosen disciplines to make a unique statement. They do not copy McGee’s style, but were inspired by his way of seeing and thinking about art. Whether in paint, sculpture, or mixed media the persuasive themes are rhythm, color, and life.