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dancing in the dark opening reception

Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (ET)


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Registration OpensJan 14, 2020 12:00am
Registration ClosesFeb 7, 2020 5:00pm or when space runs out.
The ArtReach GW Community Gallery presents a solo exhibition by DC-based, Detroit-born artist Kelsey Arington, at the ​Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)​. 

dancing in the dark r​uns from February 3 - February 28, 2020.
Opening Reception: Friday February 7, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Arrington’s collection of photographic art invites spectators to investigate the concept of expression as it relates to identity and performance.​ ​This exhibition is an homage to those who are marginalized yet vying for expression in a world that beckons assimilation and threatens their very existence.
Perfection can be paralyzing but to dance is to be free...if only for a little while...
Drawing inspiration from afrofuturism and dadaism, Arrington explores the allure of magic dancers evoke through movement. With no limitations of expression, she invites you to dance.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m; Sunday 10am-5pm at THEARC, ​1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, DC, 20020​.

Admission is free.

About Kelsey Arrington
Kelsey Arrington was born and raised in Detroit, MI; moving to DC after receiving her BFA in Photography at the College for Creative Studies. Since moving to DC, she has exhibited in a staff exhibition at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center during her time working in the archives at the National Museum of African Art and worked on avant garde metro ads with womyn-run pop-up shop, Femme Fatale. She currently resides in Southeast Washington, DC where she tries to push the boundaries of her imagination.
Parking DetailsArtReach GW is fortunate enough to have free parking in the area where THEARC is located, but please avoid parking in front of bus stops and driveways.

THEARC is accessible via the Metro Green Line: Southern Avenue Station and Metro Bus Lines: 94 (Stanton Road Line) 30,32,34,35, 36 (Pennsylvania Avenue Line) & W2,3 (Southeast Community Hospital-Anacostia Line)
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Location: 1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20020