Join ArtTable for this special 2-part tour with Jessica Stafford Davis, curator of the 2nd annual By The People festival. The tour will begin at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building featuring installations by Jonathan Rosen, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Victor Ekpuk, and more. We will then travel to Union Market to see BLKNWS, an innovative project by the Los Angeles artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph. BLKNWS made its European debut at the 58th Venice Biennale in May 2019. After this two-part tour we will gather for drinks to toast the closing of the week-long festival.
2pm: Meet at Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building (900 Jefferson Dr SW)
2:00-2:45: Curator's Tour
2:45: Travel via Uber/Lyft to Union Market
3:15: Meet at Union Market - Auto Shop (416 Morse Street NE)
3:15-4:00: Curator's Tour of Kahlil Jospeh's BLKNWS
4:00: Gather + Toast (Dutch treat): Cotton & Reed (1330 5th Street NE)
About By The People & Jessica Stafford Davis
By The People is an international arts and dialogue festival presented by Halcyon. Launched in 2018, the festival brings visual art, performing art, and dialogue to all four quadrants of Washington, DC, all completely free and open to the public. Each year a different curator interprets the festival’s founding themes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Jessica Stafford Davis is the founder of The Agora Culture LLC, (TAC) a national online multicultural arts platform that supports emerging artists of color and collectors through educational programming, art salons, and its annual Art On the Vine exhibition in Martha’s Vineyard. One of the only contemporary African-American art fairs presenting critically-acclaimed, institutional-level work in the United States, Art On the Vine also features a four-week residency named for acclaimed visual artists, Augusta Savage, and Norman Lewis. Through the Savage-Lewis residency, selected artists are provided with an opportunity to collaborate and create new works as part of an effort to help them grow and explore their creative practices. In addition, Ms. Stafford Davis is the 2018 and first recipient of the Arena Stage Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a member of the George Mason University School of Art Advisory Board and is an ArtTable member.
Members: $10; guests: $15
If this event is at capacity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
Thank you to Jessica Stafford Davis for organizing this program.