For Immediate Release
D.C. - An expression of celebration and the spirit of Lent is coming to the
Edison Place Gallery beginning today and
continuing through March 11 in the form of "Carnaval: Celebrations of the
African Diaspora." This exhibit of dynamic imagery is the result of the Third Annual
Black History Month Art Competition sponsored by Black Artists D.C. and Art
of many nationalities and disciplines have their art displayed - from abstract art
using color and shapes to photography and three-dimensional relief. Each was
called upon to choose a country of the African diaspora and interpret that
nation's celebration of Carnaval through their work.
not necessarily wild revelry, is the overarching theme because amidst horror
there must be light, somewhere. Even amidst tribulation, the un-daunting
celebration of the human spirit must be given light.
reception is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open with free admission noon to 4 p.m. each
Tuesday through Friday and is located at 702 Eighth St., NW, Washington, DC.