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June 2017

City Under Siege by Vincent Brown

June 16 - August 5
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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As the cost of the living has skyrocketed in DC over the past decade so too has the rate of homelessness. Photographer Vincent Brown has made it his mission to document the lives of individuals who are often overlooked as the city evolves. In his first ever solo exhibition, City Under Siege, Brown shares a selection of images he's captured over the past 2 years. About the Artist:  Vincent R. Brown is a DC based photographer, videographer, video director and producer.…

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DC Artists East Exhibition

June 16 - August 5
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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The inaugural DC Artists East Exhibition featured work of the many artists who are proud members of proud members of the DC Artists East website. This show celebrates the launch of the site, which seeks to promote artists making work in Ward 7 and 8. Opening Reception is June 17, 2 - 5 pm. Featuring: Remy Acqui, Jay Coleman, Diane English, Rik Freeman, Jonathan French, David Allen Harris, Ashley Ja'nae, Craig Kraft, Chalethiea Loring, Malik Lloyd, Bruce McNeil, Terence Nicholson,…

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August 2017

Gradient by Olivia Tripp Morrow

August 15 - September 5
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 - October 7
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 - September 15
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 - September 22
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 - October 31
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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