Opening Reception Friday, March 30 from 7pm to 10pm
This generation is heavily influenced by the artistic expressions of the 80’s and early 90’s – what better way to celebrate than by displaying artwork commemorating such a colorful moment of time? Back in the day, when sunflower seeds were ten cents and hip hop landed in our childhood neighborhoods, we were ushered into new realms of discovery.These experiences became an active part of our collective memory. View a group of artists channeling these shared memories into a series of new works. The exhibition is being curated by Ras.
- Janelle Sanders
- Elizabeth Stewart
South London born, Ras is a 32-year-old illustrator and designer based in the Baltimore area.Growing up in Brooklyn and New Jersey, Ras developed a profound love for street art and illustration. As a youth, she could be found sketching in her notebook,but always kept it to herself. While attending Middlesex County College her confidence in her creative ability grew and she earned a scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City. While at the School of Visual Arts, she fell in love with a new subject, Graphic Design, and learned how to marry the fine arts with commercial arts. In 2009, she moved to the Washington, DC area to freelance with clients such as MetroTeen Aids, Children’s National Hospital, and Tinesha Davis, bestselling author of “Holler at the Moon”.
Partial proceeds will be going to Round Edges, founded by Nicole Henry. Round Edges is an innovative Washington DC youth development program founded by designed to build communities of creative, knowledgeable and inspired beings by providing art education and life-skills workshops to underserved youth. They empower DC youth through education, experience and expression with a wide array of youth programming that increases their exposure to a range of creative channels and tool with which to meet life. Increased knowledge and experience leads to more choices; informed choices that form the texture of their lives.
Sponsored by EagerOne, a consulting company which strives to support and bring quality artistic and literary events to a broader audience, and Round Edges.
Light fare will be served (veggie platters and cheese and crackers). Music will be old school hip hop, afrobeat, and acid jazz.
The Fridge Gallery is located at Rear Alley, 516 1/2 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003.