What I Am is What I Am

Members of Black Artists of DC Offer Insight into Their Creative Identity in Celebration of Black History Month Feb. 11 — Apr. 6

By Annamarya Scaccia

Traditionally, art exhibitions are framed by specific themes that, while stimulating, can constrict an artist. There’s freedom of creativity when crafting a piece, of course, but it’s often limited to mere interpretation.

And sometimes the beauty of that freedom—and the artist’s identity—can get lost.

But that’s not the case with “Show Me What You’re Working With!,” Brentwood Arts Exchange’s new exhibit featuring members of the art collective, Black Artists of DC (BADC). The showcase, which opens Feb. 11, was developed specifically as a way to offer BADC artists a means to express their creative identity and point-of-view unfiltered and sans theme. The exhibit closes April 6.

An opening reception for “Show Me What You’re Working With!” is scheduled on Saturday, February 16 at 5 p.m. It will take place at Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave in Brentwood.

Artists featured in the exhibit include Daniel Brooking, Melvin Campbell, Jay Durrah, TH Gomillion, Carolyn Goodridge, Wanda Hardy, Francine Haskins, Ester Iverem, Hubert Jackson, Gloria Kirk, Jacqueline Lee, Magruder Murray, Victoria Paytonwebber, Russell Simmons, Simone Spruce-Torres, Eugene Vango, and Ann Marie Williams.

For more information, visit http://www.mncppcapps.org/pgparks/art_events/exhibitions.aspx?q=brentwood.

“Show Me What You’re Working With!” Art Exhibits Featuring Black Artists of DC

February 11 – April 6

Reception: February 16, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Ave.

Brentwood, MD 20722

Photo Credit: http://www.blackartistsofdc.com
Published on Prince George’s Suite – Monday, February 4, 2013

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