Highlights of “Where We Have Been” Arts Salon Talk presented by the Millennium Arts Salon

On Wednesday, November 3rd, the Millennium Arts Salon (MAS) hosted the first Art Salon Talk as part of the Ten Artists for Ten Years Anniversary Exhibition at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives in Washington, DC.  The topic of the Talk focused on “Where We Have Been” regarding the artist’s personal artistic journey and the DC area art market as a whole.   Artists who participated in this talk included Anne Marchand, Victor Ekpuk, Doris Colbert Kennedy, and Billy Colbert.  The talk was moderated by Yours Truly, who is the curator of the show.

The dialogue was rich and the audience drank it all in.  The artists talked about how themes such as regenitifcation of DC neighborhoods inspired much of their work.   Much of the discussion centered on the huge impact of the internet in the art world during the last ten years, how it has made art more accessible to the public and for the first time, provided artists with an opportunity to market their work without going through the gallery system. 

I invite you to participate in the next Art Salon Talk:  Where We Are which will be a dialogue focusing on what artists are focusing on now with their work and their thoughts on the current art scene in Washington, DC.  This salon is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p. m. and will feature the following exhibition artists: Gwen Aqui, Chris Malone, and Frank Smith.  The talk will be moderated by Phil Barlow, MAS Board member and collector. The talk wll be held at the Sumner School Musuem, located at 17th and M Streets, NW and is free and open to the public.

Millennium Arts Salon is proud to serve the DC arts community over the past ten plus years with 41 salons, 7 exhibitions, 3 symposiums, 3 print collaborations; numerous partnering events including The Phillips Collection, The Library of Congress, The David C Driskell Center, Parish Gallery, and others and featuring numerous art luminaries – artists, curators, collectors, and other art professionals; represented in a growing archive of video footage, photographs, and related books, catalogs, and other printed material; as well as other art events/projects too numerous to mention here.  For more information, visit the website at http://www.millenniumartssalon.org.

The panel takes questions from the audience (L to R): Anne Marchand, Victor Ekpuk, Doris Colbert Kennedy, Billy Colbert and Yours Truly. Photo by Elsa Gebreyesus


Posing with the Artists.  Photo by Elsa Gebreysus