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Published on Jan 9, 2017
Contemporary Black Artist Movements: Artists Jamea Richmond-Edwards and Amber Robles-Gordon, Co-Founders of Delusions of Grandeur artist collective will speak of the relevancy, evolution and power of artist collectives and artistic movements. Richmond-Edwards and Robles-Gordon, parlayed a series of conversations about personal experiences in the art world, the cultural influence and legacy of Howard University, and the examination of artist group and movements such as Spiral, Black Artists of DC, Africobfra and the Black Arts Movement to build a contemporary art cannon. Delusions of Grandeur is a collective of emerging artists brought together by a shared interest and commitment to their art, a need to provide critique and commentary on social infrastructures within American society and to contribute to the prominence of the collective black voice and presence within contemporary art. Delusions of Grandeur is comprised of artists Shaunte Gates, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon, Stan Squirewell, Wesley Clarke and Larry Cook Jr.
Published on Oct 24, 2016
The exhibition presented at Galerie Myrtis, Lest We Forget examines pivotal moments and figures in US history, as well as the everyday occurrences and unknown individuals that have impacted, to various degrees, the African American experience here, and by extension, throughout the world.
Larry Cook, Wesley Clark, Shaunte Gates, Delita Martin, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon and Stan Squirewell
Curated by: Jarvis DuBois and Deirdre Darden
It's been so much fun, we're doing it again!
Please join us as we host The Critique!
We’re interested in elevating our conversations about art. We feel that group studios and areas of artist density provide fertile ground for interaction, conversation, growth and development. While this is an important part of our daily interaction as artists, we also feel that Curators, Critics, Gallarists, Collectors, Art Writers, and other Arts Professionals bring an amazing amount of insight for an Artist. With the our first two sessions of The Critique having received a great amount of interest and positive feedback, we’re going to keep it up!
Please join us for the 3rd session of The Critique
We will show the work of 3 artists and have an invited arts professional guide us through talking about the work. Our aim is to intelligently discuss the work, pointing out strengths and flaws in the pieces, and providing a suggested guidance for the future.
Each session will be led by a different professional and will accordingly be slightly different.
Our 3rd session will be led by gallarist Adah Rose Bitterbaum www.adahrosegallery.com
The artists whose work will be critiqued will be:
Amber Robles-Gordon www.amberroblesgordon.com
Steven Durow http://www.stevendurow.net
Stephanie Booth http://perstef.com
We would like to invite everyone that is interested in hearing this conversation about specific works of art to sit in on The Critique The conversation is meant to be critical, and constructive. We aim to discuss what works, what doesn’t work, and to lead the artist toward possible resolutions or developments.
Please join us between 6:00 and 7:00 for a meet and greet with refreshments, and to see the Otis Street Arts Project space.
The Critique will begin at 7:00. Some works we will discuss will be jpgs, Some will be actual pieces.
The Critique Wednesday November 11th 6:00-9:30
Meet and Greet from 6:00-7:00 Critique starts at 7:00 Facebook Event Page
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IT TAKES A NATION
SEPTEMBER 6 - OCTOBER 23, 2016
ALPER INITIATIVE FOR WASHINGTON ART
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Curated by Sandy Bellamy
Early Fall Opening Reception
Free, open to the publicSept. 26
“All Power to all the People!”
An Artist’s Talk with Emory Douglas
Free, open to the publicClick here to download the pdf
In the Alper Initiative space, Washington artists respond to the graphics of Black Panther artist Emory Douglas with sculpture, paintings, photography and multi-media installations. The exhibition features Emory Douglas and Howard University colleagues and members of the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (“AFRICOBRA”): Jeff Donaldson, Akili Ron Anderson, James Phillips, Jay Jarrell and Wadsworth Jarrell. Collectively, they create a powerful lens to the socio-political landscape of the late 1960s and 70s that helps to visualize the 1967 Black Panther Party 10-point platform addressing issues of freedom, employment, economic exploitation, affordable housing, education, war, police brutality, prison, due process, and access. The exhibition also includes artists examining these same issues 50 years later within a contemporary context, including: Holly Bass, Wesley Clark, Jay Coleman, Larry Cook, Tim Davis, Jamea Richmond Edwards, Shaunte Gates, Jennifer Gray, Amber Robles Gordon, Njena Jarvis, Simmie Knox, Graham Patrick, Beverly Price, Sheldon Scott, Stan Squirewell and Hank Willis Thomas.
September 10, 6-9 pm: Early Fall Opening Reception
September 26, 6 pm: "All the Power to the People!" An Artist's Talk with Emory Douglas
September 29, 6-8 pm: Film Screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.
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The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invite you to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus to attend a panel discussion by local artists who are exhibiting works in Personal Patterns on display at the King Street Gallery.
Panel Discussion Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Room: CF 101 Lecture Hall
The artists who will be on the panel include:
Joan Belmar, painter and mixed media artist
Helen Frederick, master printmaker, director of Navigation Press at George Mason University where she is also Professor and coordinator of printmaking. She is founder and former director of Pyramid Atlantic.
Susan Goldman, master printmaker, founder and director of Lily Press.
Amber Robles-Gordon, mixed media artist
Jessica Beels, sculptor and mixed media artist
Claudia Rousseau, moderator and curator of the exhibit.
We will be talking about questions that were posed by curator, Claudia Rousseau's essay. We were interested in how an artist's use of pattern might reveal something about his/her sense of identity, express cultural traditions, ethnic or racial origins, and family ties. Might it be used to express an opinion on political or scientific ideas, or a concern for the environment and its current problems? How can pattern communicate emotion and express meaning? Does it invite intimacy or does it tend to hold the viewer at a distance? Is it feminist, or connote feminism, or is it universal? Where does it fit in modern art history?
Location: Lecture Hall is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The arts center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.
For maps and directions, visit http://www.montgomeycollege.edu/maps
For more information: Call 240-567-5821 or visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions
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