Back in May of this year, I was juried in as a member of Passageway Studios, which is located in Riverdale Park, Maryland on the other side of Hyattsville. I share the space with doll artist, Sherry Burton Ways of Sankofa Doll Artistry.
Passageways came together in 1991 when a group of local artists found a large open space for rent in conveniently located Riverdale, Maryland. The artists rolled up their collective sleeves and constructed ten airy studios – learning to make drywall partitions, and other construction tasks. Four of the early members are still active in Passageways.
Passageways functions as a cooperative, providing: a congenial working environment for creative artists; an opportunity to interact, collaborate, and learn from colleagues; and an opportunity to show work with other members of the group. The various members work in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, stained-glass, sculpture, tapestry, quilting and fiber arts –wherever the muse directs.
I am thrilled to be a part of this visual art community and plan to begin working on some work this summer, including finishing the Metamorphosis series and a new one based on the best selling book by local DC area author, Sophia Nelson, entitled Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama.
Below are some pictures I took of my new shared space prior to the recent Open House that the studio hosted in June. More information to follow including progress on upcoming art series and perhaps a video or two! For more information about Passageway Studio, visit the website at http://www.passagewaysstudio.com.