Reception: Tuesday, August 1 from 6pm to 9pm
For a fourth consecutive year, Arts on the Block (AOB) in partnership with Pepco Edison Place Gallery presents original artwork celebrating the impact of art on individual and community life. Lives in Progress–a portrait study runs July 19 through August 4 at 702 8th Street, NW.
Artist and former Montgomery County Board of Education Member Christopher Barclay marries dynamic technique with brilliant portraiture to tell AOB’s organizational story. In addition to AOB art apprentices, this exhibition features several of the regional stakeholders and acclaimed local and national artists responsible for AOBs award-winning programs.
“I have always tried to photograph what I feel as much as what I see. These portraits celebrate a few of the people who make up the Arts on the Block community. They also represent my attempt to run headlong into the conflict experienced (and enjoyed) when I photograph people,” says Barclay.
The exhibit’s culminating “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, August 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. In addition to guided tours of the exhibition, demonstrations facilitated by AOB art apprentices, hors d’oeuvres and drinks, art commission opportunities and a raffle will be featured. Proceeds from the reception benefit AOB 2018 youth and teen programs and services.
Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth St. NW.