🏆 Three BIG (and free!) art events TONIGHT in Historic Anacostia!
🏆 All three events are The Advoc8te’s PICKS OF THE WEEK. Head down to Historic Anacostia for a night of art, celebration and community. Each event is free and open to the public, free and refreshments will be provided! It’s really going to be a fun and fabulous evening. See you there! 👩🏽💻
8/9/19 – 9/28/19
Opening Reception: 8/9/19 6-9:30pm
An exhibition of more than thirty artists curated to celebrate the life and influence of the late Michael Platt.
Born at Freedman’s Hospital in D.C. and educated in D.C. Public Schools, Platt knew that he wanted to be an artist since he was seven years old. Over the years, Platt earned degrees for fine art at the Columbus School of Art in Ohio and Howard University, where, through hard work and talent, he mastered drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking. His list of collectors included patrons such as Mary Swift and the late Peggy Cooper Cafritz, institutions that include the Smithsonian and the Corcoran; and fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His most recent honor, shared with Beane, was presenting their six collaborative artist books at the Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections in October 2018.
Adele Robey (Anacostia Playhouse) and John Johnson (Verbal Gymnastics), two Anacostia artists will be honored with the 2019 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award Presented by Honfleur Gallery and ARCH Development Corporation. This award recognizes living East of the Anacostia River artists for creative excellence as well as for having a significant impact on the cultural landscape of Washington, DC.
Come see these talented artists accept their awards! Everything kicks off at 7:00pm!
Exhibition: 8/9/19 – 9/28/19
Featuring works by Ben Lithman, Niamca Cooper and DeAndre McKnight
Opening Reception 8/9/19 6-9PM
Project Create provides accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth and families experiencing homelessness and poverty. Project Create believes that a creative community can instill a sense of belonging and positive cultural identity. These anchors make it easier for children to resist destructive influences and make constructive choices. Through art, they encourage their students to use their voices to represent and advocate for themselves in their communities. LEARN MORE