Garden Art for the Soul™ Releases 'Ali' - in Spirit of the Highly Anticipated March on Washington Film Festival
June 1, 2018
Save the Date
March on Washington Film Festival Returns to DC for Sixth Year –
Black Art in America to curate:
Spiral Now: 55 Years in the Making
New Artists, Familiar Struggle
In partnership with March On Washington Film Festival, Black Art In America presents a curated visual arts experience. Spiral Now: 55 Years in the Making; New Artists, Familiar Struggle — July 12th – 14th at the Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
The March on Washington Film Festival is proud to host a three-day art exhibit presented by Black Art In America complete with lectures on Friday and Saturday afternoons, 7/12 & 13, from artists, executives, and industry insiders.
This exhibit is a group fine art show that pairs the pieces and stories from some of the legacy artists of the 1963 Spiral Group with contemporary artists who are following in their footsteps using their art and influence for social justice, including Lavett Ballard, Jamaal Barber, Kevin Cole, Najee Dorsey, Claudia Gibson-Hunter and Charly Palmer.
The Spiral Group, was a collective of artists Romare Bearden, Reginal d Gammon, Charles Alston, Emma Amos, Norman Lewis, Richard Mayhew and Hale Woodruff. Inspired by the August 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Spiral Group met weekly to discuss how they would participate in the March and the role of African American artists in politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and the American art world.
They were active through 1965 and organized one group exhibition.
Hale Woodruff suggested the name “spiral” in reference to the Archimedean spiral that moves outward, embracing all directions, yet continually moving upward.
All artwork in the exhibit is available for sale.
• March on Washington Film Festival Art Exhibit, Lecture #1 | Friday, July 13th, 1:30pm-2:30pm A tour and talk on the history of the Spiral Group. Some of the founding members as well as focus on the contemporary artists in the exhibit currently working with art and social justice at the heart of their practice.
BAIA Talks:Najee Dorsey, artist, curator, and founder of Black Art in America with guest artists.
• March on Washington Film Festival Art Exhibit, Lecture #2 | Studio Theatre, Saturday, July 14th, 1:00pm-2:00pm Join us for this informative talk on buying and building your own Black Fine Art collection with a diverse group of Black Art In America collectors from around the country.
BAIA Talks: Moderated by Najee Dorsey with guest collectors.
Releases ‘Ali’ in spirit of the highly anticipated
March on Washington Film Festival
Garden Art for the Soul is proud to announce its newest release, ‘Ali’ – An isolated image of Najee Dorsey’s digital media collage titled Change the World – Get in the Ring from his ‘Resistance Series’, in spirit of the upcoming fine art show ‘Spiral Now: 55 Yearsin the Making; New Artists, Familiar Struggle’ – In partnership with March On Washington Film Festival.
Limited Time Offer
From NOW until July 1, 2018 we are offering ‘Ali’
at the Introductory Price of
$49.95 + s/h
That is a saving of $30.00 –
Offer ends Sunday, July 1st
Be sure to take advantage this great offer, and tell a story in your garden this season withGarden Art for the Soul.
March on Washington Film Festival Returns
to DC for it’s Sixth Year
This year’s festival features 27 events over the span of 9 days. With films, conversations, art exhibits, performances and more, there is something for everyone. Explore an overview of all of our programming below. To purchase tickets, please visit our Box Office to select your event and RSVP today!