Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oct 1 - 30 | "Mysterioso: Rhythm.Movement.Improvisation" at The Anacostia Arts Center

These collection of photographs are amazing -- and affordable. Take a moment and check out this free exhibit -- who knows, you may find your own piece of art work to take home! I can not stress enough how much I enjoyed this show. I was even able to meet the photographer Jason Miccola Johnson. Bring your friends, family, and fellow art lovers to check out this amazing talent showing right here in Ward 8.

Showing now at the Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE) Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm.

AWARD-­WINNINGPHOTOGRAPHER JASON MICCOLO JOHNSON 
UNVEILS MAJOR EXHIBITION


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Showing October 4-30, 2013
Inspired by the 1958 Thelonious Monk jazz album, “Mysterioso: Rhythm. Movement. Improvisation,” is award- winning photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson’s first commercial gallery showing in ten years. Each sub-theme explores the confluence of harmony and tension and incorporates sculptural representations, color and rhythmic patterns, and “hush tones” – particularly in the floral images. The photographs ignite a sense of mystery and intrigue while taking the viewer on an intellectual and artistic journey through space and time. The exhibition is in two locations simultaneously - The Anacostia Arts Center (11 – 7 pm, Tues. – Sat.) and The B Spot Art Gallery (11 – 7 pm, Tues. - Sat.).




ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
 Jason Miccolo Johnson is a nationally known award-winning photographer perhaps best recognized for his trademark visual call-and-response shooting style where the focus is on the subject’s eyes and hands. His photographs have been exhibited in group shows on five continents.
He is the author of the bestseller, Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience (foreword by Gordon Parks). His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, The St. Louis Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Johnson has contributed work to 24 books, over 55 magazines, and five films, including the feature film Guess Who. Some of the books include Cooking Up South, Songs of My People, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones, Black Mothers: Songs of Praise and Celebration, and Committed to the Image. A selection of magazines include Time, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Glamour, Essence, Washingtonian, Financial World, Travel & Leisure, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, and Ebony.

Johnson has been on CNN, C-SPAN Book TV, WUSA TV, FOX5 TV, NPR and Radio One, and photographed some of the world's most recognizable persons including Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana, and Oprah Winfrey. He is a recipient of the ArtMaker award from the national HistoryMakers.

  CONTACT:
 Jason Miccolo Johnson
 (202) 577-­‐3279
 or go to
www.mysteriosoexhibition.com
www.jasonmiccolojohnson.com

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