Each month the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) hosts Art Salon, a monthly convergence of the creative community in the District. This month marks the 10th installment of Art Salon, which will be held at Edison Gallery, 802 7 Street, NW on Thursday, May 6 at 6 pm. Edison is the corporate community gallery of PEPCO.
This month’s Art Salon highlights Critical Exposure's 5 Years, 5,000 Images: A Celebration & Retrospective. This exhibit represents Critical Exposure’s students' work of the past five years from DC and other communities across the country. Their photos and narratives tell compelling stories about issues that affect them.
Five years, 5,000 Images feature the work of: Sasha Bruce, Words Beats and Life, DC Scores, Ballou Senior High School, Cardozo Senior High School, Truesdell Education Center, Martin Luther King Elementary School, S.T.E.P. Up DC, Youth Education Alliance, Kid Power, Higher Achievement Program, Sunrise Academy, Spingarn STAY Senior High School and Alexandria Youth Council.
Critical Exposure, a 2010 DCCAH grantee, is a nonprofit organization that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change.
Art Salon has successfully created a platform bringing together hundreds of artists, galleries, educators, public and private sector leaders and enthusiasts to grow the District’s creative economy around DC created artworks. “This event was born to raise the profile of DC through the promotion of our arts scene and strengthen our community connections across race, industries, genres of art and generations,” says DCCAH Executive Director Gloria Nauden.
The mission at the DCCAH is to provide grants, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of this city.
Where: Edison Gallery, 802 7 Street, NW
When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6 pm
Contact: Rebecca Landwehr, (202) 724-5613