Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Freedom Place Collection

Presented by Zenith Community Arts Foundation ZCAF
September 6 – 30, 2007

Benny Andrews · Romare Bearden · Robert Freeman · Alma Thomas · Richard Yarde

The prominent artists whose work is represented in The Freedom Place Collection are separated artistically by the individuality of their creativity and process, yet linked by the African-American experience and heritage, a powerful wellspring of inspiration that has uniquely nurtured and enriched their art.

The Freedom Place Collection is owned by Washington residents Stuart Bloch and Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, who started collecting African-American Artists 35 years ago while living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Blochs are sponsoring the ZCAF exhibition.

The Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF), established by Margery E. Goldberg in 2000, is the non-profit division of Goldberg’s Zenith Gallery, recognized nationally and internationally for 29 years for its unique selection of abstract, contemporary and realism artworks in sculpture, painting, photography, neon art and contemporary crafts. Created to further Goldberg’s vision of artistic and community activism, ZCAF is committed to arts advocacy, collaboration and using art to benefit community. Among ZCAF’s most successful projects is its annual Food Glorious Food calendar with associated Giclée prints, which have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Capital Area Food Bank.

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