This past Friday, the Millennium Arts Salon celebrated ten plus years of existence with the opening of Ten Artists for Ten Years, an art exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists in the Washington, DC area, at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives in downtown Washington, DC. I was honored to serve as the curator for this show, which is also the first time I have ever curated a show at a museum.
The show opening was a phenomenal success, with many MAS members, art lovers and art industry well-wishers in attendance. The space for the show at the Sumner School Museum was absolutely stunning, featuring diverse artwork from abstract, realism and everything in between. I had such a wonderful time visiting the various artists studios, selecting the artwork and talking about art techniques and their careers over the summer. To see the show come together was an awesome experience.
Artists in the show include: Gwen Aqui, Billy Colbert, Doris Colbert Kennedy, Victor Ekpuk, Elsa Gebreyesus, Sonya Lawyer, Chris Malone, Anne Marchand, Michael Singletary, and Frank Smith.
Salon Talks featuring the artists are scheduled to be held at the Sumner School, from 6-8 pm on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 (Topic: Where We Have Been)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 (Topic: Where We Are Now)
Friday, December 10, 2010 (Topic: Where We Are Going)
All talks are free and open to the public. Ten Artists for Ten Years will be on view through December 15, 2010.
About the Millennium Arts Salon
Now entering its 11th year, the Millennium Arts Salon (MAS) is focused on advancing cultural literacy through its art programming, which includes salon talks, exhibitions, tours and special events. Based in historic Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, most of it’s salon talks and art exhibitions are held in it’s beautifully restored 1923 town home. Through outreach efforts, MAS also hosts programs in various venues around the city and collaborates with other art institutions, such as the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland – College Park, the Phillips Collection, the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and Parrish Gallery of Georgetown (DC).
MAS is supported through it’s staff and volunteers, it’s membership organization, The Millennium Arts Salon Club, consisting of art interested individuals in the Baltimore-Washington-Virginia area through an Art Advisory Board, consisting of accomplished professionals in the art field.
For more information visit the website at http://www.millenniumartssalon.org.
A partial view of Ten Artists for Ten Years at the Sumner School Museum
A large crowd of MAS members and art lovers attended…
Yours Truly (pointing) describing some of the artwork in the show…
L to R: Me, Patricia Ferrand (Board Member) and Juanita Hardy, co-Founder and President of MAS
Mel Hardy, co-founder and Chair of MAS provides remarks…
L to R: Renee Stout, Anne Marchand (seated),and Cedric Baker…