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Opening Reception: Friday January 7, 2011 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Join Authentic Contemporary Art for the digital photographic exhibit Urban Landscapes: From DC to Denmark by Photographer Kimberly Gaines, December 1, 2010 through January 22, 2011 at the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery in The Center for Green Urbanism, DC’s newest art-infused green business incubator. The Center is located at 3938 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC. The Artist’s reception will be held January 7, 2011, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Through digital photography, Urban Landscapes: From DC to Denmark exhibition showcases re-gentrified urban neighborhoods in both the District of Columbia and Denmark and the effects of these changes on vulnerable populations residing in these communities. . “Solar panels, green space, bicycles and assimilation; brick, construction, power and gentrification, those are the words that I equate with Denmark and DC,” said exhibit photographer, Kimberly Gaines. “When gentrified neighborhoods and marginalized people have been camouflaged with new store fronts and street signs in DC living, the battlefield has a glossier appearance. This exhibition is about the surfaces.”
About Kimberly C. Gaines:
Kimberly C. Gaines was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, and “grew up” in Washington, DC. In the chocolate city, Kimberly studied film and photography at Howard University. She is the founder of Sondai Expressions, her own graphic design and photography firm. Her skills as a visual artist have led her to be a consultant for over 7 years. Kimberly was selected by the Museum of the African Diaspora to be a part of their permanent exhibit with her portrait series, Lady’s Day in the Park. She is currently using her talent in design, photography and media to build curriculum for youth to foster a better understanding of Media Literacy. She is a resident of the Ward 7 in the District of Columbia.
About Authentic Contemporary Art (ACA)
Authentic Contemporary Art provides curatorial services and management of contemporary art exhibitions in the Center’s Tubman-Mahan Gallery; ACA was founded in 2005 and now serves as an alternative source for emerging and contemporary art. Based in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, ACA creates opportunities for art collectors and emerging contemporary artists to connect through exhibitions and other events. Learn more at http://www.authenticartonline.com.
About the Center for Green Urbanism
The mission of the Center for Green Urbanism is to create a business-friendly environment that provides startups with affordable office space and business services in a sustainable and energy-efficient green demonstration facility. We are located in downtown Ward 7, Washington, DC. Meeting spaces are available and Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the facility. The Center is a design model for a “living green business” in an urban setting, by decreasing carbon footprint – promoting home gardening, using energy efficient lighting and appliances, solar shade window treatments, a purified drinking water system, water saving devices and the recycling of trash and waste. Learn more at http://www.centerforgreenurbanism.org.