Gallery Openings and Events

Pepco Edison Place Gallery Presents Light of the Ancestors

Harmony in Black and White by Tim Okamura. Courtesy of Art Impact USA.

Harmony in Black and White by Tim Okamura. Courtesy of Art Impact USA.

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Opening Reception: Friday, February 13 from 6pm to 9pm

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Exhibition on view until the closing reception and artist talk Friday, March 6 at 6pm until 9pm.

Prominent African American artists include Faith Ringgold and Paul Goodnight who are among a total of sixty-eight exhibiting artists. View the entire artist list at www.artimpactusa.com/light-of-the-ancestors-exhibiting-artists

The theme of Light of the Ancestors exhibition, curated by Carolyn Goodridge, enlightens audiences of the exquisiteness of the people of the African Diaspora. As a beacon of light and hope for Black History month the show is not about the offenses of others. Sixty-eight artists have come together to express how the ancestors have inspired them and uplifted them. Ethnic oppression is a hot topic, alongside dark and ignorant rhetoric especially during this month. To flip the script, this colossal exhibition of one hundred works of art are all wonderful expressions of each artist’s “Light”, spaced out over a 4,000sf gallery. This show is a place where audiences can come for balance, to see the “Light” and authentic beauty of African American inspiration.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday–Friday, Noon–4pm

Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth Street NW. This exhibit is sponsored by Pepco, Art Impact USA and Black Artists of DC (BADC) a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. For more information visit http://www.blackartistsofdc.com.

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