pARTake: Through the Lens – Visions of Urban Renewal

pARTake 2: Through the Lens – Visions of Urban Renewal

 What can 5 renowned DC area photographers tell us about capturing the effects of
re-gentrification in urban communities in five slides?

 Authentic Contemporary Art and The Center for Green Urbanism’s Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery is co-hosting a dialogue as part of the current exhibition entitled “Urban Landscapes: From DC to Denmark” by Kimberly C. Gaines.  We have invited 5 diverse photographers to share their stories, thoughts and insights of capturing urban communities in various states of renewal.

 This “salon style” talk is scheduled for  Thursday, January 13, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. at the Center for Green Urbanism, located at 3938 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC.  Light refreshments will be served and is free and open to the public.


 James Cunningham is a DC-based photographer and educator.

Melani N. Douglass is a visual/performance artist and educator who has worked in urban education for over 10 years.  She currently lives and works in South East, Washington, DC.   

Kimberly C. Gaines was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, and now resides in Washington, DC.  She studied film and photography at Howard University.  Her skills as a visual artist have led her to be a consultant for over 7 years.

 Timothea Howard is a graduate of Corcoran School of Art and is the Director of Community Engagement and Learning at CentroNia a community based, bilingual, multi-cultural learning center in Washington, DC. Prior to CentroNia, she worked as a community, labor and cultural organizer. She is a recipient of the received the Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship award. 

Alexandra Silverthorne is a DC native who graduate of Connecticut College and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Maine College of Art (MECA). Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the John Wilson City Hall Building in Washington, DC and the Smithville Mansion Gallery in Eastampton, NJ.

 Sharon Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art will serve as moderator.

Seating is limited and is available on a first come basis!  Join us in what we promise will be an insightful conversation about community change through the “photographer’s lens.”

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