The Tubman-Mahan Gallery at the Center for Green Urbanism Presents HerStory 8: Patience for Spring

By Editorial Team on March 6, 2013
Photo courtesy of The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery.
Photo courtesy of The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

On view through April 7, 2013.

Join The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery for the exhibition Making HerStory 8: Patience for Spring. This exhibit will be the final installation of Michelle D. Parrish’s Making HerStory art series. The theme, Patience for Spring celebrates the journey of nine local female artists’ in their quest to explore their inner creativity. The reception will feature entertainment by Elise Perry as DJ Bhungri.

About Making HerStory 8: Patience for Spring:
This year’s focus celebrates the journey women artist travel in their quest to explore their inner creativity. Making HerStory 8 is the final destination of this journey. The theme, Patience for Spring, represents this final culmination as Spring is the slow regeneration of the earth, life, and its bounty. It is only through the seemingly long dormant season of Winter can Spring occur and thus, we must be patient…and that patience pays off.

Artists featured:

  • Prudence Bonds
  • Zandra Chestnut
  • Jennifer Judelsohn
  • Dehejia Maat
  • Sadrea Muhammad
  • Antwanyce Richardson
  • Heather Schmaedeke
  • Patricia Steck
  • Shawn Yancy

About the Making HerStory Art Series and Michelle D. Parrish:

The Making HerStory Art Series is the Washington, DC-Baltimore area’s premiere annual celebration of women in the arts. Making HerStory celebrates the unique but vast forms of creativity offered by all genres of women artists and seeks to provide a platform for their artistic voices to be heard.  Parrish created Making HerStory as part of the Art with Joe series at Peace & a Cup of Joe Cafe in Baltimore, MD.

The multi-talented Washingtonian, Michelle D. Parrish comes from a long line of artisans including her mom. Parrish graduated in 1994 from the University of Maryland at College Park with a BA in English Language and Writing. From there, she began her creative life as a poet and expository writer. A published essayist, she still enjoys writing and is currently a volunteer with DC Master Gardeners. After spending many late nights ripping mics on U Street in DC while a grad student, she met and fell in love with painting. In 1999, she thought by selling her work she could raise proceeds to open a publishing company. But, “the art had other plans for me once I really got into it.” Equipped with an MS in Contracts and Procurement and a truly creative mind, she easily found a niche in the local art world curating and developing programs for lesser known artists.

Parrish will tell you that she has no passion for making art, but more of a passion for making a way for artistic people. When she’s not painting, she’s spending time with her 4-month old son RJ, is in the kitchen mixing spices or creating a new dish, and spending time with friends and family.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 11am-4pm

The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery is located at 3938 Benning Road NE. For more information call 202.506.3867 or visit