“No good gumbo starts without a good roux, and just as roux is the base of traditional American sauces, the African-American Matrilineal legacy is an integral base to American culture, and more specifically the base of our own nuclear families. Great-Grandma made a good roux. Or did she? This and other similar questions fascinate artists’, Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson, Rabéa Ballin, Delita Martin and Lovie Olivia, also known as: The ROUX Collective, of Houston, TX. The collective is interested in unconventional methods of printmaking as fuel that burns their creativity to convey messages within their work. As the collective confronts the disciplines of printmaking, they continue to produce challenging exhibitions that examine the cultural and societal issues of genealogy, feminism, identity, and other topics that affect woman of the African Diaspora.