March Art Salon | Sojourn: The DNA of Perseverance
….discover connections between art and history.
Presented through the arts, Black History and Women’s History months will be celebrated at the Historical Society of Washington. Art Salon this month presents an acknowledgement, display and conversation of transcendence above and beyond the struggles of history through today.
Dolores Kendrick, Washington’s esteemed Poet Laureate, will read original works to open eyes, ears, and minds to voices of the past while opening the stage floor to the women of The Saartjie Project, an all female artist collective and versatile contemporary artist Holly Bass. Perseverance is translated into visual terms, through Solomon Wondimu’s masterful portrait of Sojourner Truth.
In January, Holly Bass took a test with African Ancestry Inc. to trace her family’s origins. As part of the evening’s events, her results will be revealed!
Art Salon will be hosted in tandem with an artist talk and guided tour of Form & Content: Selected Works by Dr. Floyd Coleman. His exhibition traverses forty years of artwork that he created as a scholar and professor, highly regarded for his art historical scholarship and criticism. The influence of jazz and the African American Civil Rights Movement can be experienced along with his personal transition from Jackson, Mississippi to Washington, D.C. in 1987. Dr. Coleman’s journey within the African American artistic experience spans over four decades and his most recent works offer a contemporary glimpse into the capital city after the election of the nation’s first African American president.
Performance at 7:30
Seating is limited, come early!
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents Art Salon—a monthly convergence of artists, techies, green-collars, art enthusiasts, bloggers and educators who are generating the momentum for the new era of art. Modeled after the salons of the 19th century enlightenment, these programs seek to inspire and provoke the minds of DC’s contemporary artistic community in venues throughout the District. Come to learn about the latest developments in the art world, exchange information with fellow enthusiasts, or to simply enjoy the festive atmosphere.