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Exhibition Opening: Journey With Paper by Sandra D. Davis
User Contributed Published January 4, 2013
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Event date and time: January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Phone: 202-506-3867

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Event Details: Celebrate the new year with the Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery with a solo exhibition of works by Sandra D. Davis: Journey with Paper. Artist Sandra Davis transforms paper in various forms to create unique images and one of a kind works of art. Journey with Paper will be on display until February 8, 2013. Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3-6pm featuring the rhythmic sounds of drummer Michael Friend’s of Soul In Motion Artist’s Talk: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 2-4pm Sandra D. Davis works with recycled paper and items that can be used as painting surfaces that we as consumers throw away. Davis states “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. Considered art that is “Green” or “Re-purposed”, 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. She incorporates acrylic paint and utilizes the leftover acrylic skins as well.” 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. Davis holds a degree in Commercial Art from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She lives with her husband, photographer Aaron Davis, and two sons in Gaithersburg, MD. She actively participates in exhibitions throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and District. Michael Friend founded Soul In Motion in 1984 by with his sister Khandi. The debut performance was at Michael's alma mater, Howard University during Black History Month. Soul In Motion African Dancers and Drummers has become a energetic 13-member company, performing at some of the premier dance events in the Washington, DC area including the ever popular Dance Africa hosted by the Dance Place. 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. The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery 3938 Benning Road, NE Washington, DC 20019 202.506.3867 • • @tubmanmahanart •

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