Born July 31~ Dindga McCannon

Dindga McCannon (born July 31, 1947) is an African-American fiber artist, muralist, costume designer, teacher, author, printmaker, and illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dindga_McCannon

Mary Lou Williams-Jazz Pianist by Dindga McCannon
2017 / Machine embroidery, appliqué, fabrics, vintage trim, plastic beads, sequins / 44″x31″ / Private collection

Dindga McCannon on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dindga-mccannon/

Further reading:
http://www.shadesofnoir.org.uk/creatives/portfolio/dindga-mccannon/
https://bombmagazine.org/articles/dindga-mccannon-by-philip-glahn/
https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/mccannon-or-table-their-own/4747

Born May 10~ Lenore Tawney

Lenore Tawney (May 10, 1907-September 24, 2007) was an American artist known for her sculptural weaving and assemblages.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenore_Tawney

Lenore Tawney with Drawing In Air XV (The Crossing)
1998 / Linen, wood / 96″x48″x24″ / Lenore G. Tawney Foundation

Lenore Tawney on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lenore-tawney/

Further reading:
https://www.artic.edu/artists/36890/lenore-tawney
https://magazine.artland.com/lost-and-found-artist-series-lenore-tawney/
https://www.craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/lenore-tawney-spiritual-revolutionary