HerStory 8: Patience for Spring

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Making HerStory, the annual exhibition series by Michelle D. Parrish celebrates the vast and diverse forms of creativity offered by women artists. This year’s focus celebrates the journey women artist travel in their quest to explore their inner creativity. Making HerStory 8 is the final destination of this journey and we can’t be more elated to share it with you, our many friends, and supporters. The theme, Patience for Spring represents this final culmination as Spring is the slow regeneration of the earth, life, and its bounty. It is only through the seemingly long dormant season of Winter can Spring occur and thus, we must be patient…and that patience pays off.

Featuring Elise Perry as DJ Bhungri 


Prudence Bonds
Zandra Chestnut
Jennifer Judelsohn
Dehejia Maat
Sadrea Muhammad
Antwanyce Richardson
Heather Schmaedeke
Patricia Steck
Shawn Yancy

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Journey With Paper by Sandra Davis


January 7 – February 8, 2013

Sandra Davis

Opening reception: January 12th, 3-6pm
View the Evite here
Entertainment by Soul in Motion
Press Release
Artist’s talk: January 27th, 2-4pm

My work can be considered “Green” or “Re-purpose” art. I work with recycled paper and items that can be used as painting surfaces that we as consumers throw away. I have an abundance of the resource. The goal is to create with what is on hand. The medium is “mixed media” which consist of paper from magazines, shredded documents, paper towels, tissue paper and gift bags along with other found papers. I incorporate acrylic paint and utilize the leftover acrylic skins as well.

The choice of material is based on discovery and experimentation. I will start with a small version and work larger to see if the technique is repeatable and sustainable. The common theme of my work is generally female oriented, afro centric portraits with specific themes. Other pieces are abstract in nature exploring movement, color and materials.
My current work incorporates the use of shredded papers, acrylic paint and acrylic skins. The technique allows the work to take on movement based on the application. It can be bound together with color and gel medium or it can be applied color specific to create a surface that cannot be done with paint alone.

(c) Sunflowers, Sandra D. Davis, 2012, 3 panels mixed media on canvas, 36x24, $500

(c) Sunflowers, Sandra D. Davis, 2012, 3 panels mixed media on canvas, 36×24, $500

(c) You Go Girl, Sandra D. Davis, 2009, Paper on canvas board, 24x36, $1,200

(c) You Go Girl, Sandra D. Davis, 2009, Paper on canvas board, 24×36, $1,200



Exhibition: Cuba Y Puerto Rico

The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery Presents:
“Cuba Y Puerto Rico” A Photographic Exhibition

 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, October 31, 2012
CONTACT:  George Tolbert (202) 747-4030

 Photographic Exhibition Featuring:
Bonita F. Bing & George Dalton Tolbert IV

 WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery will host “Cuba Y Puerto Rico” the photographic print exhibition featuring artists Bonita Bing and George Tolbert.  They have traveled to Cuba and Puerto Rico numerous times documenting the people and culture in the capital cities of La Habana and San Juan.

 The exhibition will be on display at The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery from Monday, November 5, 2012 through Friday, December 7, 2012.  The gallery location is 3938 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019, phone 202.506.3867, and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 am – 5 pm; and Saturday 11 am – 4 pm.

 “Cuba Y Puerto Rico” will explore both islands and its fascinating cultures and traditions by the artists.  A “Meet the Artists” opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 3 pm – 6 pm in The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery.

 For more information and schedule of events call 202.506.3867 or visit:  www.centerforgreenurbanism.org


George on the Malecon 







Bonita in Cuba

Exhibition Opening: ReCreate 3

Tubman-Mahan Gallery Celebrates 3 years with
ReCreate 3 Exhibition

September 27, 2012—Join The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery for ReCreate 3, not only marking the Center’s third anniversary, but also paying tribute to rising above, crushing roadblocks, and successes from the point of view of our artists.

ReCreate 3 will take place at The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery, 3938 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC, October 1 – November 2, 2012.

This year’s theme celebrates positive influences and personal inspirations. Artists’ works reflect on their inspirations and motivations, as well as their challenges – and ways roadblocks are overcome. The works in the show represent sustainability of self –telling a story of overcoming challenge of any sort, or at a broad, holistic level.

Zandra Chestnut
Sandra D. Davis
Timothy DeVenney
David Allen Harris

Events will all be held at The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery:

The Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 5, 6:30-8:30pm and an Artist’s Talk and Coffee will be held Sunday, October 21, 4-5:30pm.


Gallery Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday (except for special events); Tuesday-Friday 10 am-5 pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm


The Center for Green Urbanism
The mission of the Center for Green Urbanism is to create a business-friendly environment that provides startups with affordable office space and business services in a sustainable and energy-efficient green demonstration facility.

 Web: http://www.centerforgreenurbanism.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/centerforgreenurbanism
Twitter: @TubmanMahanArt
Phone: 202.506.3867

Exhibition Opening: Fallout Shelter: A Refuge for DC’s Scrap


Win a ‘scrappy kit’ like this one at the opening of Fallout Shelter: A Refuge for DC’s Scrap on September 7th, 6:30-8:30pm!

Fallout Shelter: A Refuge for DC’s Scrap

September 4- 29, 2012

Opening reception Fri. 9/7, 6:30-8:30 pm

Entertainment by the Bumper Jacksons!

Check out the Facebook event here!

For the second year, SCRAP-DC and The Center for Green Urbanism have teamed up! SCRAP-DC has chosen artwork to turn The Center for Green Urbanism into a “shelter” for a different kind of fallout: the city’s “debris” in any of its forms. Pieces were selected based on how well the work fits the theme, with jurors paying attention to innovative uses of repurposed materials made into particularly high-quality art. Fine art and fine crafts are were accepted, provided they consisted of at least 75% reclaimed material.

Exhibition Location
Center for Green Urbanism – Tubman-Mahan Gallery
3938 Benning Road NE Washington DC 20019

Featured Artists

Sally Brucker (returning from last year)
Judith Capen
Timothy DeVenney
Jason Haaber
Winston Harris
Traci Oberle
TP Resident artist Renee Lachman

Bumper Jacksons

“Together, Chris and Jess Eliot are the Bumper Jacksons. Their initial meeting fueled a riotous impromptu jam on the lawn of a radical bike house in Washington, DC.… The music never quit since. A duo born from two very different parts of the American South, the musical synergy created is undeniable. They perform the old traditional sounds of America, heart-wrenching and youthful, and always in the spirit of raw adventure…”

THIS WEEKEND Saturday 8/18 5-7pm: Artist’s Talk with Russ McIntosh – Double Take

Artist’s Talk with Russ McIntosh: Saturday, August 18, 5-7pm

Join The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery for Double Take featuring the digital artwork of Russ McIntosh. Double Take will take place at The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery, 3938 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019.

July 23 – August 31, 2012

Originally a participant in the Gallery’s April 2011 exhibition Mama Earth, Russ McIntosh has successfully expanded his portfolio and reach. His work has been featured in local exhibitions such as Artomatic 2012 and Flashpoint’s Adventure Residency Art Show, as well as throughout the United States from The Billboard Art Project in San Bernardino, CA to the 4×6 Exhibit at The Art Gallery in Grand Junction, CO. McIntosh has also received a variety of honors and awards, this year he received a Juror’s Honorable Mention Award for each piece: It’s a Wonderful World?, Impressions, and Altered State. McIntosh also does work by commission, actively blogs, and is always looking to advise emerging artists.

Per the Double Take theme, of his work McIntosh states: “The essence of my art is for the viewer to look deep within my images to find something much more than what they originally saw upon the initial view of the pieces. The images I have created have many layers in them, and though at first glance the main composition does register with them, it is upon further reflection that the viewer can see “hidden images” that were originally unnoticeable.”

Events will all be held at The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery:

Opening Reception: Friday, July 27th, 6:30-8:30pm