Exhibited through a grant awarded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Art Exhibition Grant Program
Made possible by a grant awarded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Art Exhibition Grant Program
Curator Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell presents “Distance Learning”, featuring artwork from 21 Washington, DC area art teachers examining isolation and mental health during the 2020 pandemic and social unrest – from the closure of schools in March through the killing of George Floyd to the Presidential Election. Through portraiture, sculpture, print, digital and abstract art, and spoken word, the artists convey their observations of culture, how they managed the time in quarantine after schools closed in-person learning, their continued connection to the youth and communities they teach, and the importance of having this opportunity to focus on creating their art. For some of the teachers, this is their first time showing their art in a gallery, while others are seasoned professionals. All their stories were amplified in communities hit hardest by COVID-19 and for whom the social issues were deeply personal.
Featured artists include Drew Anderson, Bomani Armah, Adia Harris, Danielle Hawkins, Randall Holloway, Janai Johnson, Flonora Merritt, Joy Nutt, Asma Page, Zalika Perkins, Reshada Pullen, Tiffany Raquel, Rhonda Silver, Patricia Smith, Carol Solinger, Elizabeth Stewart, James Terrell, Randy Walters, Jimise Winston, Judy Williams and Malandela Zulu.