The Alternative Gallery Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Curated by Zenith Gallery, Celebrating its 30th Anniversary Year
January 16 – March 16, 2008
Meet the Artists: Thursday, January 31, 5:30-8:30pm
Facing My Ancestors Fofu Pounders Mama Ain’t Raise No Fool
Serinity Knight Cynthia Sands Aziza Gibson-Hunter
LILIAN THOMAS BURWELL AZIZA GIBSON-HUNTER A. UZIKEE NELSON
Akili Ron Anderson Ann Bouie James Brown Terry deBardelaben
Cheryl Derricotte Julee Dickerson-Thompson Thomas Gomillion Francine Haskins
Gloria Kirk Serinity Knight Harlee Little Juliette Madison Chris Malone
Chris Randolph Cynthia Sands
Washington, DC – Vibrant three-dimensional mixed media and sculpture by Washington area artists
from the Black
Artists of DC (BADC) collective will add color and interest to the gallery space
at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue during Black History Month, as well as before and
The show will highlight works that are individually unique, but similar in their African/Negro sensibility and spirit, inspired by the artists and professors at Howard University who have produced artists with a distinctly pro-Black perspective for over eight decades.
The Black Matter show has been curated by Zenith Gallery owner Margery E. Goldberg, who curates four shows annually at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, and Washington artist Julee Dickerson-Thompson. Their ties date back to the late 1970’s when the two worked and lived at Zenith Square artists’ haven, the precursor to Zenith Gallery inspired by Goldberg’s vision of supporting a community of artists. That vision continues in 2008 as they support and promote Black Artists of DC.
Black Artists of DC (BADC) is a community of artists and those who love art, formed in 1999 to promote, develop and validate the cultural and artistic expressions of artists of African ancestry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. With a membership of more than 200, the group coordinates workshops, artist talks, peer studio visits and other art enrichment activities, with an emphasis on educating the public and one another.
Where: 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (corner of 12th & Penn)
Hours: Weekdays, 8am -7pm / Saturdays & Sundays, appointment only, call 202-783-2963
Information: 202-783-2963 email@example.com www.zenithgallery.co
Press Contact: Judith Keyserling, 202-726-1627, firstname.lastname@example.org
Now in its 30th Year, Zenith is recognized nationally for breaking new ground with an ever-changing, eclectic mix of high-quality contemporary artworks that interest, stimulate and amuse. A member of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington, Zenith places art by established and emerging talent in public, residential and corporate collections.