Sharon Burton, “Beauty”, mixed media on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 (unframed), 2010
Goddess Soul: Celebrating the Feminine
Collage and Mixed Media Art by Sharon J. Burton
January 25, 2011 – Februrary 25, 2011
Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe, 963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, MD 20910
Goddess Soul is a collage series that is about celebrating the feminine – mind, body, creativity and spirit. It is a series that recognizes the “goddess” that exists within all women and insights that we learn as women that are uniquely ours. A portion of all sales from this exhibition will be donated to CARE’s programs focusing on empowering women in poverty.
About the Artist:
Sharon J. Burton is a Metro DC area visual artist creative entrepreneur and independent curator. Since 2007, Ms. Burton’s artworks has been exhibited in art galleries and venues across the East Coast including the Montpelier Arts Center (Laurel, Maryland), Galerie Myrtis (Baltimore, Maryland), Vivant Art Collection (Philadelphia, PA), Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba House ( New York, NY) and Mason Murer Fine Art (Atlanta, Georgia). Works by Ms. Burton are included in private collections of noted art collectors in Baltimore, Silver Spring, Maryland, Metro Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Burton works out of her home art studio Fort Washington, Maryland.
Artist Statement: “I am influenced by natural and the spiritual world, especially representations of beliefs and customs in a variety of cultures. I choose the appropriate medium, whether painting, mixed media, collage, or photography from the “visions” which guide me in during the creative process. “ View the Artwork of Sharon J. Burton at http://www.geminivisionsart.com
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. For more information about CARE visit the website at http://www.care.org
About Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe
Founded in 2004 by artist Tom Block, Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe offers a small gallery, a salon series, an intimate performance space. Amy Kincaid, an artist and consultant to nonprofits on fundraising and management, currently curates the space. Kefa Cafe owners Lene and Abeba Tsegaye have created a friendly atmosphere, strong sense of community, and successful small business. The cafe’s menu includes organic, free trade gourmet coffees, gelato, quiche, soup, sandwiches, and pastries. The Cafe is open Monday through Thursday: 7am-5pm, Friday 7am-9pm Saturday: 8am-5pm. New: also open on Sundays.