CONNECT THE DOTS : #2
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER
Connect The Dots is an annual exhibition dedicated to highlighting urban artists from unique backgrounds living in the DC, MD, and VA metropolitan area. The goal of our exhibition are to create a safe space for artists that depicts their views on Urban Culture and People of Color in DC.
Our second installation of Connect the Dots is influenced by Gentrification, “The Culture of Black Beauty,” and how the first affects the second in regards to the dynamics of unity, confidence, and pride in it’s communities.
The purpose of this years 2018 exhibition is to encourage and promote a strong sense of culture, pride, and confidence to young girls of color as well as promoting entrepreneurship, business, ownership, and financial well-being at a young age amongst all genders.
CTD2: DOT'S BEAUTY
CTD2: Dot’s Beauty Parlor is a pop up beauty shop based in Washington, DC in 1980. A time when DC was known as the “Chocolate City” and DC solely thrived off urban culture, black business, and building and unifying the community.
CTD2: Dot’s Beauty Parlor is an exhibition in form of a black beauty salon + community hub. The Exhibition itself is an installation and chosen works are curated on the “salon” walls.
Beauty + Barber Shops have always been a staple in the black communities offering and sharing business, work, news, gossip, and support. Despite their importance, Black Beauty Shops and supply stores are usually the first to be removed from these communities when Gentrification takes place. The Beauty shop is the social focus and the art presented in the beauty shop depict ethnic and urban culture in DC,MD,VA.
Torpedo Factory Art Center STUDIO #8
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
October 6, 2018 - December 29, 2018
RECEPTIONS + GALA’S
Late Shift Reception: October 12th, 2018
Artist Panel + Opening Reception:: October 25th, 2018
The Closing Reception: December 14th, 2018
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artists in residence
cita “Miss Chelove” sadeli
JERMAINE “JET” CARTER
GABIREL “FILTHY FELLOFF”
KAYLA “GOLD LEMONS” MYERS