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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Convergence of Vision: The Power of Art

Convergence of Vision: The Power of Art
Keep on Converging- Black Artist of DC, BADC

Convergence is when two or more different things,
ideas, experiences, techniques, materials, come
together to create something else that exceeds
expectations. Black Artists of DC (BADC) is a
convergence of artists, their visions and a direct
manifestation of the power of art. [Harlee Little]

As you all know BADC is evolving as a group; together
we are embarking on a path claiming our rights to
thrive and prosper as a community of artists and those
who appreciate art.

Within the past two years we have out grown the
meetings place at Moca Hut, and claimed the Graham
Collection as “our home base,” and its gallery for
our first group show, “Hidden Treasures.”

We have grown to more than two-hundred people. We now
co-ordinate workshops, artist talks, peer studio
visits and art-trips. We have designed an official
logo, a group CD catalog and have purchased our website. Now as symbolized
by our second group show we have collectively deemed
our selves “Found.”

All of these accomplishments have brought us to our
current endeavor, The Convergence of Vision: The Power
of Art. This show represents all that we have
accomplished in the past nine years of existence and
provides a glimpse of our future.

This will be the first group show that BADC will be
producing and displaying in a public institution.
Production includes coordination of artist talks
throughout the month of the show and producing
documentation specifically focused on BADC’s history.
The Convergence of Vision Show is sponsored by the
Perfect Plan of Greater Washington and Prince George’s
Community College. Each of these organizations shares
a similar vision of art, education and community

We are fortunate to have three very talented and
prominent jurors, James Phillips, professor of
Painting at Howard University and Africobra member;
Norman Parish, curator and owner of the Parish Gallery and Maricia Battle, of the
Library of Congress Art Division.

The selected artists will also have the opportunity to
be part of a video taped interview that will be
featured on Micheal Valentine New York’s website

The exhibit will begin on Monday September 18, 2006 to
October 12, 2006. For all other details please
contact me. The show is open to BADC members only and
open to all media, including opportunities for public
art displays. The submission deadline is Wednesday
July 12, 2006. For all other details or concerns
please contact Amber Robles-Gordon at

The aim of this exhibition is to demonstrate how the
vision of over two hundred individual artists can be
collected, organized and focused to make a statement
of power, beauty and eloquence. We are seeking the
vision that makes you create, the vision that gives
expression to your dreams and histories, ideas and
concerns. These are the visions that will converge
and declare the power of art from the Black Artists of
DC. [Harlee Little]

As we prepare of this event I have had the honor of
getting a peek at some of the art, ideas and concepts
in progress and I am so amazed at the talent and
ingenuity within our group.

Converge on, Brothers and Sistahs
Amber Robles-Gordon


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