Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Black Artists of DC to Host Citywide “Legacy of Hope Open Studio Exhibitions” Proceeds to Support Obama Campaign through Obama For America

Washington, DC – Black Artists of DC (BADC) announced this month that they will host a one day “open studios” show and sale of their members’ work in order to raise funds to support Democratic Presidential nominee, Barack Obama. Forty celebrated artists from the Washington/Baltimore area - with original work that ranges in style, includes all media, and showcases techniques extending from the ancient to the innovative - will open their studios to the public on Sunday September 28, 2008 from 11:00 am -- 5:00 pm to help raise money for the Obama campaign.

According to group convener, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, “Throughout history, Art has been used as a vehicle for social and political change. We wanted to add our voices and efforts towards POSITIVE CHANGE. The event offers art lovers and collectors the unique opportunity to visit and view the works of various artists in their own studios. The public will be able to purchase original paintings, prints, wearable art, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture and much more while supporting the campaign. Twenty percent of sales proceeds will be donated to the Obama campaign in the name of the art purchaser. We prefer checks for bookkeeping purposes.

Photo site for Press: http://blackartistsofdc.org/artforObama/
To learn about each artist and locate their studio on a map, go to map

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