OPENING SOON: 400 Years of the Diaspora 1619-2019, an exhibition curated by Tim Davis and Alana Theard at Prince George’s African Museum and Cultural Center located at 4519 Rhode Island Ave. North Brentwood, MD. 20722. The exhibition dates will be September 21st-October 26th 2019 and the opening reception will be on September 21 from 5-8pm
400 Years of the Diaspora is a visual journey into the spirit and soul of the descendants of the snatched and enslaved African people from the shores of their Motherland. The rendering of concepts should span the time from 1619 to 2019 that includes “all ethnicities” within the African Diaspora.
This exhibition brings together interdisciplinary and intergenerational artists from the African Diaspora to commemorate 400 years since the enslavement of African people was initiated. The exhibit will speak to the various narratives and themes based on the expressions of the various narratives and discourses such as:
· An exploration of colonial/post-colonial identity
· Cultural preservation and adaptation in the face of oppression
· Spirituality of the people of the Diaspora
· Resistance and power from the 1800’s to today
· Evolution and movement
· Depictions of leadership and accomplishments
· Imagining Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century
International Visions Gallery & Consulting has reached 22 years this year as we move forward we will launch INVISIONS ARTS SALON! The salon will continue to exhibit diverse art from a number of countries including Australia, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, the United States of America, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe. The gallery/ salon remains steadfast in its goal to become a link between people, cultures, and beliefs.
MICHAEL B. PLATT
Remembering revered Washington D.C. based Artist and Art Professor, Michael B. Platt (1948-2019), and the tremendous impact he had on the arts community in Washington D.C., is a task we will be pursuing for years. Michael’s role as a community pillar was just one of the aspects of a life lived deeply and richly.