Public Art Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Nekisha Durrett
Cultural Development Corporation, JAIR LYNCH Development Partners and AHD, Inc.
Opening reception and artist talk with Nekisha Durrett.
3Tree Flats lobby (3910 Georgia Avenue, NW(
Saturday, May 14, 2-4pm
Celebrate the installation of Durrett's iconic public artwork, Sweet, on Saturday, May 14th in the Petworth neighborhood.
Nekisha, a Petworth-based artist, designed the large scale, two-dimensional piece installed on the exterior façade of the 3Tree Flats building. She describes the piece: “Her hovering head one story tall, a young woman looks coolly over her Georgia Avenue with one bold, yellow bubbly adjective in a thought cloud over her flowing locks -- Sweet. She looks toward the street observing traces of the past, the vitality of the present and future, and the prideful spirit of her evolving community.”
Cultural Development Corporation organized the project in partnership with JAIR LYNCH Development Partners and AHD Inc. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded CuDC a 2011 Public Art Building Communities grant to fund the project. JAIR LYNCH Development Partners and AHD Inc provided matching funds to support the project.