Friday, December 12, 2014

The Gift of Words

Photo by Shereen Williams
Children's book author and illustrator, Adjoa Burrowes reads the picture book Destiny's Gift to students at Seaton Elementary school in Washington D.C. during Literacy Night. Destiny's Gift is a contemporary story about a young African American girl and her love for books. When her favorite neighborhood bookstore is threatened to go out of business, Destiny, along with her family and community, devise creative ways to save it. During Literacy Night, Burrowes, along with Seaton art teacher Terry Thomas and Corcoran student teacher, Indigo lead students in a step-by-step hands-on art workshop in which they created portraits using cut papers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Opening Exhibition Carving Out Freedom

I was so thrilled to see the fruit of our collective hard work at the opening of the exhibition at the University of Maryland, College Park. John Shipman did a fabulous job curating the exhibition and thoughtfully incorporated not only the monumental size steam roller printed woodcuts, but also proofs, writings, working notes from sessions, photos and the actual wood plates. 
This collaborative community project created by students and faculty from the Corcoran, the University of Maryland, and members of THEARC community will be on display in the back gallery through October 17, 2014 - See more at:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Carving out Freedom Exhibit

I was so lucky to be involved in this fabulous collaborative community project this summer that culminated with the "Carving out Freedom, Piecing a Community" exhibit. This exhibition examines the essence of "freedom," or lack thereof, through visual imagery, stories, poems, and oral interviews. Monumental steamroller-printed woodcuts were created by students and faculty from the Corcoran, the University of Maryland, and members of THEARC community and are displayed in The Art Gallery’s back gallery. On view through October 17, 2014. - See more at:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Community Print Day

Steamroller Woodcut Printing 

Join us on Saturday, June 21 to watch or assist in the steamroll printing of the large-scale woodblock prints created by the Corcoran College of Art and Design, University of Maryland, ArtReach, and members of the community.

Location: THEARC parking lot (1901 Mississippi Ave SE) Washington DC
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm