Gallery Openings and Events

ArtReach GW Community Gallery Presents Jabari C. Jefferson The Library Series: Graduate Collection

Jabari C. Jefferson, The Graduate, 40×30, Oil on Canvas, 2018. Courtesy of ArtReach GW Community Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 6pm to 8pm
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ArtReach GW Community Gallery presents its much-anticipated solo exhibition, Library Series: Graduate Collection, by DC-based artist, Jabari C. Jefferson, at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).

Kicking off the ArtReach GW Community Gallery spring exhibition lineup, The Library Series:  Graduate Collection runs from April 1 – 19, 2019.  The collection encourages viewers to investigate the concepts of self-development and self-reflection.  This exhibition draws attention to the historical and often complex relationship between Black presence in spaces of education.  Metaphorically, the library is one’s own experiential database of betterment.

Jabari’s vibrant, textured multimedia paintings are inspired by the values instilled in him as a young man by his father, a librarian at the Library of Congress, and his grandfather, a retired archivist for The National Archives.  Books and education were an essential component of his childhood.  With his large-scale oil paintings and multimedia works, Jabari will transform the gallery space at ArtReach GW, THEARC.

About Jabari C. Jefferson
Jabari C. Jefferson was born and raised in northwest Washington, DC.  A recent graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, he spent time at the International Center for the Arts Painting Residency in Monte Castello, Italy.  He has exhibited at Greenwood Art Center in South Carolina, Pepco Edison Place Gallery in DC, Anacostia Art Center in DC, Art Barns in Gaithersburg, MD, Artist Makers & Studios in Rockville, MD, and Art Collective Gallery in Arkansas.  He currently resides in Hyattsville, MD, where he develops his studio practice and a career in art education.

ArtReach GW is located at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE.