We believe art has the power to transcend boundaries, to elevate diverse voices, artistic expressions, and opportunities for active engagement accessible to all. We continuously celebrate the creativity of our diverse population in the DMV region.
Speak Your Truth | Black Lives Matter, attempts to represent the depth and diversity of the DC/MD/VA region and its reflections on the activities associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. Works were selected from responses to an open call for submissions on the basis of poetry/spoken word and artistic merit/visual communication.
KaNikki Jakarta, Poet Laureate of Alexandria determined which entries were accepted based on poetry/spoken word. Victor Ekpuk, artist and Twig Murray, Athenaeum Gallery Director, evaluated the entries based on artistic merit and visual communication.
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