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Barry Bishop The Creative – Exhibition Recap

These are the moments that I live for: culture, creativity, and community.  Not in any order.

And while I very much enjoy what I do creatively to make a living, its events like these that drive me because I’m doing so for the art of (fuck of) it.  I’m doing so because I sincerely like the artist.  And I’m doing so for myself.

This was Barry Bishop’s first show in 10 years and it has been an incredible experience in helping him to realize his ideas in sharing his work and to also have him share his unique history and insights, which have furthered the education of so many.

Congrats to Barry on a successful show.  It has been a pleasure.  Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to everyone who supported in any form or fashion.

The show will be up until Mon. Dec. 16th and if you would like to schedule a viewing email dcstreetwearexhibition@gmail.com.

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SOUND PATTERNS / Bowie State University / Recap

The opening of our latest SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition, despite the rain, couldn’t have gone better and these exhibitions have a ton of moving parts.  Over ten artists, over thirty pieces of art (from 16″ to 3′, paintings, photography, graphic design), two TVs featuring video packages, one video projection, a makers station, numerous production visits, and two layout changes.

We’ve conducted quite a few SOUND PATTERNS exhibitions and with this one being our biggest, to date, it was extremely gratifying to see our vision com-to-life in addition to seeing people truly enjoy and experience that vision.  It was also gratifying to see that number of works on display and how different yet cohesive the works exist, as the theme of our exhibitions is to highlight art that’s consistent with the themes of Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Martial Arts – the DNA of SHAOLIN JAZZ.  Make no mistake, this is one of the best exhibitions featuring works consistent with those themes.

As apart of the opening reception we also conducted an interactive artist talk where we walked to each artist’s (those who were present) sections and had them discuss their inspirations, processes, as well as shared stories about their development as an artist and their works.

Thank you to Tewodross Melchishua, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of  Bowie State University’s Visual Communication and Digital Media Arts (VCDMA), for reaching out to us, Latasha Banks, the director of the Bowie State University Art Gallery and her team, everyone who attended, Maishah for holding down the makers station, and salute to all of the talented artists.

In case you missed the opening we certainly encourage people to check out the exhibition as it will be on display through March 17th and the gallery hours are: Mon. 10-6 pm, Tues. 10-5 pm, Wed. 9-7 pm, Thurs. 10-5 pm, Fri. 9-5 pm, and Sat. 12-6 pm.

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