International Visions Gallery Presents Brave Spaces Group Exhibition at Sebrof-Forbes Cultural Arts Center

By East City Art Editorial Team on September 20, 2021

Sat, September 25 2021 — Sun, December 19 2021

Essential, 2020 by June Linowitz.
Mixed media
Opening: Saturday, September 25 from 4pm to 7pm
On view through November 6 Extended to December 19
Closing: Saturday, December 18 from 1pm to 4pm; Tickets here

Sebrof-Forbes Cultural Arts Center presents the exhibition Brave Spaces, on view from September 25 – November 6, December 19, 2021. The opening reception is September 25 from 4pm to 7pm. Organized and curated by Tim Davis, the group exhibition highlights the importance of staying resilient, creative and having a voice during challenging times.

Thirty-two artists will be featured in the exhibition including: Cathy Abramson, Carol Beane, Anne Bouie, Sawsan Chalabi, Kay Chernush, Jay F. Coleman, Richard Dana, Tim Davis, Leonard Dawson, Barbara Frank, Helen Frederick, Mikhail Gubin, Tara Gupta, Claudia (Aziza) Gibson Hunter, Annette Isham, George Kochev, Genevieve (Iris) Lahens, June Linowitz, Madeline Lynch, Shoccara Marcus, Mirta Meltzer, Betty Murchison, Charles Jean Pierre, Michael B. Platt, Betty Press, Joanathan Ribaillier, Preston Sampson, Maria Lana Queen, Alana Theard, Debra E. Tyler, Dwight Tyler, and Frank Smith.

This collaboration focuses on the narrative of resilience through multiple forms of communication such as poetry, video, prints, paintings, music, etc. Influenced by the unique nature of quarantining for over a year, artists explore these moments through creative outlets allowing them to exchange unique and shared experiences.

SFCAC is a multicultural arts ecosystem that celebrates the rich cultural communities found in the metro area of Washington, DC. Located at 3535 University Boulevard West in Kensington, Maryland, the center provides its neighboring communities with rich cultural experiences to educate its visitors with interactive and informative programming on a variety of current events and trending topics. The center encourages equity, inclusion, and accessibility in education and the arts. SFCAC values community engagement with an emphasis on its five cultural pillars of art, music, dance, film and health. Open Friday- Sunday 12pm-6pm or by appointment. Mask required.

June Linowitz’ work has been shown both nationally and internationally. She is interested in the intersection between painting and sculpture, art and psychology. She recently completed a series of 24 wall hanging heads exploring emotions and states of mind that were featured in a solo exhibition at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently working on a mixed media series about climate change. Linowitz lives and maintains a studio in Bethesda, MD.

Brave Spaces has given me the opportunity to reflect on “essential workers” who, while many of us shelter at home, have to go to work and risk their lives. The pandemic has underscored the inequities in our society. Our “essential workers” are often people of color working for low wages who can’t afford to stay at home and maybe miss a paycheck. Their spaces – buses or hospitals or post offices or wherever, are brave spaces because in doing their work, they are exposing themselves to danger.”

SFCAC is located at 3535 University Boulevard West in Kensington, MD.