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For Immediate Release


Pepco Edison Place Gallery Hosts Black History Month Exhibition "Light of the Ancestors"

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.

The 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.

This 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.

The exhibition 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

This exhibit is sponsored by Pepco, Art Impact USA and Black Artists of DC (BADC), a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation. For more information, visit

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. 

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