Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Next Exhibition "RECREATE: The Art of the Recycled!"

Join 20 of the area’s top visual artists for the opening reception of ReCREATE “The Art of the Recycled” from 6 to 8 p.m. October 15 at the grand opening of the Center for Green Urbanism, DC’s new art-infused green business incubator. The Center provides office and event space to small businesses and start-up companies. During the grand opening reception, the in-house Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery, will debut original works created from recyclable and “eco-friendly” material. The center is located at 3938 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC.

Invited guests include Mayor Adrian Fenty; DC Council Chair Vince Gray; Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander; Gloria A. Nauden, Executive Director, DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, and Marvin Bowser, Commissioner (Ward 7), DC Commission on Arts and Humanities.

“ReCREATE is an opportunity to view how 20 local and national artists use everyday items we take for granted or discard to create stunning works of art! Keeping in line with the Center’s “green” theme, the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery will focus on work created with an environmental eye,” said Curator Sharon Burton, president of Authentic Contemporary Art. “Join us for what will be an evening of art, music and a true fusion of eco-creativity. Live music by Jazz Flutist Arch Thompson, will provide the ideal entertainment to accompany the amazing work on display.”

*ReCREATE will be on display through November 13. Artists, include:*

Chuck Baxter

Sandra Davis

Jim Duckworth

Chava Evans

Erica Fallin

Magaly Gaza

Christopher Golden

Gints Grinbergs

Rania Hassan

Sean Hennessey

Roxanne Jarrett

Guru Sangat Khalsa

Gloria Kirk

Marla Mclean

Rose Mosner

Jordan Quintero

Wendy Rabinowitz

Kathy Turner

Ja'Ski Watkins

Sherry Ways

The ReCREATE opening reception will culminate a day-long grand opening celebration for the new Center for Green Urbanism, which begins at 2 pm with a ribbon cutting and press conference and continues with center tours, and eco-interior design discussions.

RSVP to Natasha Brown of Think Brown INK, or

*About 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. We are located in downtown Ward 7, Washington, DC. Meeting spaces are available and Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the facility. The Center is a design model for a “living green business” in an urban setting, by decreasing carbon footprint – promoting home gardening, using energy efficient lighting and appliances, solar shade window treatments, a purified drinking water system, water saving devices and the recycling of trash and waste. *Learn more at

*About Authentic Contemporary Art (ACA)*

ReCREATE Curator Sharon Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art will provide curatorial services and management of contemporary art exhibitions in the Center’s Tubman-Mahan Gallery; ACA was founded in 2005 and now serves as an alternative source for emerging and contemporary art. Based in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, ACA creates opportunities for art collectors and emerging contemporary artists to connect through exhibitions and other events. *Learn more at

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