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August 2017

Gradient by Olivia Tripp Morrow

August 15, 2017 - September 5, 2017
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Gradient features DC-based artist Olivia Tripp Morrow's newest works, which utilize bras, underwear, and pantyhose donated from women as materials that are imbued with untold personal histories. Constructed in gradients across a range of skin-like hues, these works maintain the original intent of form-fitting undergarments (to stretch, to conform, to contain) and allude to the beauty, strength, and multiplicity of women's bodies and experiences. Last summer Olivia was selected from over 60 applicants to participate in the IMMERSION residency program. Over the course of…

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Black Dolls by Mirtho Linguet

August 18, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Vivid Solutions Gallery, 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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Exhibition: August 18 - October 7, 2017 Opening Reception: August 19, 5 - 8 pm Artist Talk: August 23, 7 pm Inspired by the 1973 poem: Limbé by Léon-Gontran Damas, French Guianese creative Mirtho Linguet presents a visually impactful series of images. “Give me back my black dolls so they dispelthe eternal image the hallucinatory image of stacked large assed puppets whose miserable mercy the wind carries to the nose”. by Léon-Gontran Damas  In the Black Dolls series, Mirtho Linguet manifests scenarios in…

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Breathe in the Roots Photography Exhibition

August 19, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Breathe in the Roots is a documentary film that tells the story of Ty Christen Joseph, a young African American English teacher from Brooklyn, who goes on a spiritual journey to learn more about his African ancestral heritage. The film follows Chris' journey from Addis Ababa to Lalibela, one of Ethiopia's holiest pilgrimage sites, on horseback and capturing a side of Ethiopia many rarely get to experience. Photographs by Director Indrias Getachew Kassaye documenting the journey will be on display in the…

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September 2017

Rooted in Felt

September 8, 2017 - September 22, 2017
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Believed to be one of the world’s oldest textiles, felt was first made over 2,500 ago by the nomadic peoples of Central Asia. It’s a multi-functional fabric used for making rugs, felt tents, accessories, painting and sculptures. The craft still thrives today as an integral part of the culture in this region, and is now becoming more and more popular around the world. Inspired by their traditional roots the artist create modern and relevant art work connecting the past and the…

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October 2017

TABOO by Qrcky

October 7, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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TABOO is a solo exhibition by artist Qrcky. Qrcky is a DC contemporary artist whose prints and paintings engage with celebrity culture.

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Neglected Weed by Al Burts

October 20, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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Neglected Weed is a series of large scale portraits in ballpoint, colored pencil, and charcoal on wood and acid-free paper. Burts presents an antithetical approach to the usually flattering intentions of portraiture, He looks to show homelessness and untamed non-traditional images in a manner of dignity.

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The Enduring Projection by Billy Colbert

October 20, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Vivid Solutions Gallery, 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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Vivid Solutions Gallery gets a new (old) location! Vivid is moving back to first location at 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Billy Colbert will be launching the space with his new multimedia exhibition, The Enduring Projection which explores the media's representation of African-Americans. Opening Reception is October 20, 6 - 9 pm Stayed tuned for info about the Artist Talk in November!

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November 2017

FotoWeekDC: Black Dolls Project

November 10, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Black Dolls Project is a body of work composed of three series by French Guianese photographer Mirtho Linguet. Poupées Noires (or Black Dolls) is the reality of persons classified as non- white. They are Dolls. Flora is the imaginary that is inculcated and inoculated; shaping the reality that surrounds them. Mental-Cide is the terminal phase, letting them disarticulated, both psychologically and physically. The individual develops reactions that lead him to mistreat himself and to mistreat the other. Are we ready to accept our condition? Are we ready…

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Mother to Son: Dreaming in Color

November 22, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Join us for a collaborative exhibit over Thanksgiving weekend showcasing work by Diane English and her son Bryant Small. Both artists work in alcohol ink and explore the limits of color, texture and creativity. Artist Reception: November 24, 6 - 8 pm

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December 2017

Holiday Starkillers Strike Back

December 8, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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This is the second time these artists pay tribute to the expansive franchise of George Lucas' Star Wars! Opening Reception 12/8 6-8pm X-Wing Game Tournament 12/9 12-5pm  

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