Portico Gallery Hosts Mini-Artist Reception for Imani W. Russell’s Stitched Alchemy

By Editorial Team on April 12, 2021
Imani W. Russell Gullah Grace, 2021. Over dyed antique quilt appliqued with deconstucted and dyed cotton quilt pieces with hand stiched elements. Image courtesy of Portioc Gallery & Studios.
Mini-Artist Reception: April 17, from 6 – 8pm

More about the exhibition here.

“This body of work demonstrates my adventure with cloth and thread. Reclaimed fabrics, sourced and gifted, have been transformed into compositions that tell stories through the imaginings of my fictional muse, Indigo. Ideas of Beautiful Blackness and social concerns are depicted be deconstructing and reconstructing with hand stitches.” Imani W. Russell

To hear Imani talk about a selection of artworks from the exhibition Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch

Due to Covid-19 Portico hosts “mini-artist receptions” throughout exhibitions. The first one for Stitched Alchemy will be Saturday April 17, from 6-8 PM.

The gallery will be using Eventbrite for reservations, and only allowing 12 guests plus 4 staff/volunteers not to exceed 16 people total. You MUST have a reservation to attend. Masks/face coverings are mandatory while inside the actual gallery. We will serve drinks outside on the portico and maintain social distancing while socializing.

Portico Gallery is unique in that they have three sets of double doors that open onto their portico (covered porch) that runs the length of the gallery. This will enable guests to access the outdoors, have fresh airflow throughout the gallery, and enable safe distances from one another.

To reserve a free ticket click link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-artist-reception-for-stitched-alchemy-tickets-149890575747

For more information feel free to call John Paradiso at 202-487-8458. Street Parking only.

Portico Gallery is located at 3807 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood MD.