Gallery Openings and Events

Anacostia Art Center Presents Sharon Wise’s A Letter To Niyyah

Work by Sharon Wise. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Event: Wednesday, August 16 from 10am to 12pm
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Local Ward 8 Resident,  Sharon Wise,  a national and international award winning Artist, shares her lived experience of being a runaway and homeless teen on the dangerous streets of Chicago. Through the eyes of a lens, questions are answered in the short film, A Letter To Niyyah. The film takes place under a bridge that resembles the backdrop of many bridges and overpasses under which Sharon lived with her children because of her tumultuous home life, trauma, and substance abuse.

After relocating to the DC Metropolitan area and receiving wrap-around services, Sharon was able to restore her life, be reunited with her children and has lived drug free for over 29 years.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 10am-12:00pm at Anacostia Art Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, S, Washington, DC 20020, A Letter To Niyyah will be premiered followed by a ground-breaking discussion that will answer many questions of why our youth run away. Glenn Holsten in collaboration with Sharon Wise gave birth to a visual masterpiece that will sometimes have you in tears.

This is a pay-what-you-can to free event, with proceeds being donated to N Street Village and My Sisters Place, two programs that assisted in changing Sharon’s life, as well as, thousands of other women’s life for over twenty years.

Anacostia Art Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.