Emerging Artist Exhibit [Recap]

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ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Reception Photos         Artist Information

A STORY ABOUT COMMUNITY, IDENTITY AND CULTURE
"Taken" by Cynthia Walker

“Taken” by Cynthia Walker

This exhibit captures the unique culture and heritage of Africans of the Diaspora. Many artists submitted original works of art, 13 have emerged and will be featured during this upcoming exhibit. Cleanly curated by Serengeti Gallery, you can expect to see an eclectic collection of styles, mediums, and interpretations of our theme. These very talented artists come from within the hearts of our community, and it is with great pleasure that we showcase their works.

Exhibiting Artists: Amber Parker, Brinille Ellis, Carolyn Goodridge, Constance Moore, Cynthia Walker, David McKenzie, Dilip Sheth, Hubert Jackson, Jimise Winston, Margaret Neal, Nazirah Muhammad, Pam Moultrie, and Tony Spencer.

 


THE OPENING RECEPTION [RECAP]

On Friday, September 16th, friends and family joined us for the opening reception of the exhibit.  Those in attendance had the pleasure of meeting our exhibiting artists, and having a first view of the exhibit.  Guests enjoyed talking to artists about the inspiration behind their works. Light refreshments were served.

RECEPTION PHOTOS

 


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

THIRTEEN OUTSTANDING EMERGING ARTISTS SELECTED FOR EXHIBIT
Amber Parker

Amber Parker exhibited work in the Emerging Artists Exhibition

Amber Parker, a 24-year-old Virginia Beach native, was born into a family of creative people including artists, musicians, singers, and the like. Therefore, it is no surprise that she fell in love with art. When she was small she used her creativity and imagination to draw, write, and even host craft shows in her room in front of a host of stuffed animals. Her God-given talent blossomed throughout grade school but it was not until high school that she decided what career she decided to pursue. Read More…


Brinille Eliane Ellis

Brinille Eliane Ellis is a fine art photographer – a “Photo Griot”  – who captures images that independently communicate the subjects’ stories.  Her primary purpose is to visually create an emotional and artistic connection with each viewer. Her images tell timeless stories of the celebration of culture, the range of our human emotions, the struggle for justice, triumph over tragedy, the simplicity and complexity of our daily lives and the wonders of nature.  Read More…


Carolyn Goodridge

Carolyn Sharon Goodridge, born on October 21, 1960, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies, immigrated to the U.S. in 1963. Goodridge is widely read in the Eastern philosophies and landed in the Kwan Um School of Zen at age 19.  She studied and practiced “Zen mind.” Her art work is broadly inspired by these teachings.  Read More…


 
Constance Moore

Constance E. Moore is a retired reading specialist and test coordinator from Prince George’s County Maryland. She resides in Temple Hills, MD with her family. Constance began painting seriously after retirement and finds it relaxing and rewarding. She has a passion for trying something new. Her art is an expression of life’s beauty and enchantment.  Read More…


Cynthia Katori Walker

Born in New York City and raised between Westchester County and the Caribbean Islands gave Katori plenty of visual inspiration. Her greatest influences come from the women (mother, both grandmothers and both great-grandmothers) that contributed to her development.  Read More…


 
 
David McKenzie

David McKenzie, the artist, is a reflection of our new age of communication technology. He brings the strong influence of graphics and fine arts techniques to his paintings: bold shapes and vibrant, luminous colors.  Read More…


 
Dilip Sheth

Dilip Sheth’s paintings reflect the two divergent cultures in which he has lived. His early exposure to African art surfaces in his distinct style, and adds warm, balancing tones to his striking palette. Western culture’s emphasis on individually is also visible in his work.  Read More…


Hubert Jackson

Hubert Jackson was born in 1943 in Culpeper, Virginia. He earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts Education at Virginia State University in 1965.  After graduation, Jackson moved to Washington D.C. and in 1971 he earned his Master’s degree in painting from Howard University. In the early ’70s, he participated in the historical national movement of community based mural projects under the advisement of Hughie Lee-Smith.  Read More…


Jimise Winston

Jimise Winston was born in Washington D.C. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University’s school of Fine Arts where she received her B.A. in Fine Arts. She began her career as an art educator in 2000 and currently works for Friendship Public Charter School in Washington D.C. Read More…


Nazirah Muhammad

Nazirah Muhammad is a 21 year old college student from the Washington, DC metro area. Being that both of her parents are artists, creativity has been in her life since she was a little girl.  Now that she is older, she hopes to infuse creativity  into whatever she does in life. Read More…


Pam Moultrie

Pam Moultrie is a self-taught artist and entrepreneur. At an early age she demonstrated an artist mentality. She began modeling at the age of 5 and continues rip the runways in her local area at the age of 56. While studying Fashion Design at the University of the District of Columbia, she started her clothing company “Nubiance” in 1986.  Read More…


 
Tony Jerome Spencer

TONY JEROME SPENCER, born, raised and currently living in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, was raised in a rural environment with mother, father, six other siblings and a community of relatives. The Spencer men were longshoreman, farmers, and hunters, while his mother and many of the older women were private-duty nurses and domestic workers. Read More…