For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. -The"Light of the Ancestors" Black History Month Exhibit will open
Friday at Pepco Edison Place Gallery and will feature Faith Ringgold, one of
the most prominent African American talents, as the special guest artist among
68 renowned artists, whose works will be shown.
The exhibit launches Friday with a reception to meet the artists from 6
to 9 p.m.
theme of "Light of the Ancestors" exhibition, curated by Carolyn Goodridge,
enlightens audiences about the exquisite qualities of the people of the African
Diaspora. The artists come together as a beacon of light and hope for Black
History Month to express how the ancestors have inspired and uplifted them.
exhibition of 100 works of art uplifts the dialogue through the expression of
each artist's interpretation of the "Light of the Ancestors." Audiences will
experience balance by the artists' "light" illuminating the authentic
beauty of African American inspiration.
closes with a reception and artist talk from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The
entire list of the artists' works may be viewed by visiting www.artimpactusa.com/light-of-the-ancestors-exhibiting-artists.
exhibit is sponsored by Pepco, Art Impact USA and Black Artists of DC (BADC), a
501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation. For more information, visit http://www.blackartistsofdc.com.
The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open with
free admission noon to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Friday and is located at 702
Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC.