Light of the Ancestors

“Light of the Ancestors”
An Art Exhibition during Black History Month

Mark your calendars to make sure you come to see “Light of the Ancestors.” This art exhibition features 100 artworks by 68 artists from the African Diaspora and around the country, including celebrated artist, Faith Ringgold.

Exhibition: February 13 to March 12, 2015
Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC

(located between G & H Streets; Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station; Public Parking is right next door)

Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 6-9 PM
Closing Reception and Artists Talk: Friday, March 6, 2015, 6-9 PM

Sponsored by Black Artists of DC, Art Impact USA, and the Pepco Edison Place Gallery the theme “Light of the Ancestors” challenged artists to illustrate their perception and understanding of light and of their ancestors. A stimulating topic to explore, each artists’ interpretation shines light on our unique individuality.

As Carolyn Goodridge, President – Art Impact USA, explains in her Curatorial Statement:

Light is the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible. Light illuminates understanding of a problem or mystery. Light enlightens. Light makes something start burning or ignites. Ancestor is a person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended. But if it was your grandparent who gave you the most wisdom and inspiration then go for it!

“Light of the Ancestors” exhibition’s theme encompasses the African Diaspora ancestral history. The exhibition celebrates the Light passed down from all these cultures and civilizations.

This is an important exhibition that visually reflects the disposition of our culture that the highest value lies in the relationships between people.

Please join us at the reception on Friday, February 13 from 6-9 pm.


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