The Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery Presents Their Inaugural Opening, a Group Show titled: "ReCREATE, the Art of the Recycled”

By Editorial Team on October 12, 2010
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Opening Reception: Friday October 15 from 6pm to 8pm
Recreate at the Center for Green Urbanism's Tubman-Mahan Gallery in Ward 7 on East City Art
The Tubman-Mahan Gallery’s inaugural opening “ReCREATE, the Art of the Recycled” opens at the Center for Green Urbanism October 15 from 6-8pm. Read more about the center here.
During the grand opening reception, the in-house Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery, will debut original works created from recyclable and “eco-friendly” material. The center is located at 3938 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC. Invited guests include Mayor Adrian Fenty; DC Council Chair Vince Gray; Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander; Gloria A. Nauden, Executive Director, DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, and Marvin Bowser, Commissioner (Ward 7), DC Commission on Arts and Humanities.
“To Look Upon the Gorgon” – found stone, doll part, paper & acrylic by Kathy Turner. Photo Courtesy of Authentic Contemporary Art
“ReCREATE is an opportunity to view how 20 local and national artists use everyday items we take for granted or discard to create stunning works of art. Keeping in line with the Center’s “green” theme, the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery will focus on work created with an environmental eye,” said Curator Sharon Burton, president of Authentic Contemporary Art. “Join us for what will be an evening of art, music and a true fusion of eco-creativity. Live music by Jazz Flutist Arch Thompson, will provide the ideal entertainment to accompany the amazing work on display.”
“Barking Pumpkins” created from glass, wire, styrofoam by Erica Fallin.  Photo Courtesy of Authentic Contemporary Art

The following artists will have work on display:
Chuck Baxter
Sandra Davis
Jim Duckworth
Chava Evans
Erica Fallin
Magaly Gaza
Christopher Golden
Gints Grinbergs
Rania Hassan
Sean Hennessey
Roxanne Jarrett
Guru Sangat Khalsa
Gloria Kirk
Marla Mclean
Rose Mosner
Jordan Quintero
Wendy Rabinowitz
Kathy Turner
Ja’Ski Watkins
Sherry Ways

ReCREATE will be on display from October 11 through November 13, 2010.

About Authentic Contemporary Art (ACA)
ReCREATE Curator Sharon Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art will provide 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
The Tubman-Mahan Gallery is located at 3938 Benning Road NE Washington, DC 20019.  For more information call 202-506-3867, fax:  202-506-3871, email Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.  The Center is open on Saturday and Sundays only for scheduled activities.  Refer to the calendar of events.