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Pepco Edison Place Gallery Celebrates Spirit of Lent

Washington, 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 Impact USA. 

Artists 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.  

Joy, 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.

An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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 St., NW, Washington, DC. 

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