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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Black Artist of DC presents 2010 James A Porter Honorees "Setting the Pace: Innovators of Social Consciousness in African American Art"

Come celebrate and experience a historic tribute to master artists, Elizabeth Catlett, Dr. Floyd Coleman, Dr. Jeff Donaldson, in addition an acknowledgment of art collector, educator, and cultural philanthropist, Ms. Peggy Cooper-Cafritz.

Named in honor of the pioneering art historian and professor, the James A. Porter Colloquium is the leading forum for scholars, artists, curators, and individuals in the field of African American Art and Visual Culture. To support the continuation of his legacy, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities joins the Black Artists of DC and Howard University in collaborative partnership to host our April Art Salon. This unique event will celebrate an exhibition of works by the esteemed honorees and will cross pollinate scholars, collectors, administrators, and supporters of the Washingtonian creative communities.

A special address will be given by Dr. Anne Ashmore-Hudson, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in addition to remarks by Commissioner Marvin Bowser, DCCAH, Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, Ph.D, Associate Dean for the Division of Fine Arts, Howard University, Dr. Gwendolyn Everett, Ph.D Chair of the Department of Art, Howard University and Exhibit Coordinators for Black Artist of DC, Amber Robles-Gordon, President and Akili Ron Anderson, Board Member.

Special guests include honorees, Dr. Floyd Coleman and Ms. Peggy Cooper-Cafritz. We would like to also extend a special thank you to the collectors generously loaning artworks to this exhibition: Dr. Floyd W. Coleman, Howard University Department of Art, Jameela Donaldson Esq. and the Estate of Dr. Jeff Donaldson, Rev. Douglas E. Moore and Dr. Doris Hughes-Moore (providing artworks by Elizabeth Catlett).

DATE: April 17th, 2010

Exhibition Reception will be located in the Howard University Gallery of Art in the Lois M. Jones and James Wells Gallery, Childers Hall Division of Fine Arts


Prior to the reception, Art Salon attendees are invited to a Graduate Student Open Studio, to be held in the Howard University Fine Art Atelier between the hours of 4:30 and 5:30. The atelier is located at 2467 Sherman Ave, NW Washington DC, 20059 on the campus of Howard University.

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