The Artist Lovingly Known As EJ

The Artist Lovingly Known As EJ
Evangeline J. Montgomery, lovingly known as EJ, has had many roles in American culture, particularly the multi-layered facets of African American art. Montgomery, now 81, has been a printmaker, a metal and fiber artist, museum worker, curator, arts administrator and mentor.  And she has always stepped forward as a spirited activist. But she has never been the subject of a documentary examining her work and contributions. Now Montgomery’s story will be the inaugural portrait in a new series, the Printmaking Legacy Project. The 15 minute tribute, titled “Portfolios: Evangeline J Montgomery,” will have its first screening September 30, during a 12 pm - 2 pm lunch program at the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C. “It really concentrates on my work,” says Montgomery. “I haven’t had a retrospective.”  But she has had numerous, solo …