LULA MAE BLOCTON
LULA BLOCTON graduated cum laude and received her MFA from Indiana University, and a BFA from the University of Michigan. She is the first generation to attend college in her family, the second born of seven children. She was Professor of Art and Chairperson of the Visual Arts Department and the Fine Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Her paintings and drawings are in the collections of First Fairview Capital Inc., Eastern Connecticut State University, The Connecticut State University System, Albright Knox Museum, Prudential Life Insurance Company, The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, Larry Aldrich, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and Indiana University.
She is in selected art publications: Lesbian Art: A Contemporary History, African American Woman Artists: A Critical Assessment, The Best of Colored Pencil 5, 3 and 2, Creative Inspirations, Gumbo Ya Ya: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Women Artists and many exhibition catalogs.
Lula was selected as a delegate for People to People, Citizen Ambassador Program of Art Educators to Egypt, Israel and Turkey.
Lula Mae has traveled to London, Paris and Amsterdam and studied major museum collections in those cities. Other travel experiences include trips to Kenya, Tanzania and a visit to experience the art and architecture of the Mayans in the Yucatan Peninsula. She has explored the Inca civilization of Peru, the Amazon rainforest, Nazca lines and Machu Picchu.