Gallery Y | Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell & James Stephen Terrell GATHER/TOGETHER

By Editorial Team on February 5, 2024

Thu, February 8 2024 — Sat, April 13 2024

Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell & James Stephen Terrell, Garden of Eden, mixed media on canvas
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8 from 6-8pm

On Thursday, February 8 from 6-8pm, please join Gallery Y at the opening reception of GATHER/TOGETHER by artists Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell & James Stephen Terrell, curated by Beth Ferraro.

The Terrell’s need no introduction in the DC art scene. GATHER/TOGETHER is an intimate exhibition of both Zsudayka and James’ individual work and collaborated work. They do this often, trading a canvas back and forth, a continuous private artistic conversation where they encourage and challenge each other’s talents. All the works selected for this exhibit highlight how we gather and share our spaces together.

Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell
@zsudayka is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, curator and arts educator from Aurora, CO living in DC. Her work is cultural anthropology, largely focusing on mixed media portraiture and interior design installations that reflect American culture. Her pieces explore mixing patterns and textures to create collages using acrylic, oil, decorative and hand dyed paper, fabric, thread, linocut stamp and ink on canvas. In 2023, she was honored with the Annual East of the River award from Honfleur Gallery. Currently, she is in a MFA program at MICA in Baltimore.

James Stephen Terrell
@jtcolorofsound is a native Washingtonian who was raised in Ward 7. His parents are Rev. Dr. James E. Terrell, Pastor of historic Second Baptist Church of Washington, DC and Retired Superior Court Associate Judge Mary A. Terrell of the Superior Court of Washington, DC. Terrell received a BFA from Howard University, MFA from Parsons School of Design, and a Master of Divinity Degree from the Union Theological Seminary. Terrell recently had an exhibit at the Priscilla Tyson Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, OH. He has taught art in DC for 15 years.

Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell & James Stephen Terrell have shown many places in DC, most recently at Art of Noize and IA&A at Hillyer. Read their full bios: www.terrellartsdc.com

Beth Ferraro
@the.art.island has been curating in Washington, DC since 2009. She is a curator, art connector, photographer, and creative facilitator with a focus on community impact and engagement. She has a BFA in Photography and Design from RIT and has worked in journalism as a photo editor for several publications, including Newsweek and Flaunt. Ferraro has worked with numerous organizations on site-specific public art initiatives, community projects, public programs, and art installations including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Martha’s Table, Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC, Southwest Business Improvement District, Honfleur Gallery, Van Alen Institute, City First Foundation, Project Create, Washington Project for the Arts. With her background in both photojournalism and yoga, she brings a holistic approach and understanding of how art can be a catalyst to change the world for the better. She co-created Gallery Y in the spring of 2019 and currently works as Creative Consultant with her business The Art Island.

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1325 W Street NW