@PGAAMCC’s “A Space Of Their Own” Opening Reception tonite 1/14 @ 7pm #gatewayarts

It’s a festive evening tonight at the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center’s Gallery 110! The reception, at Gallery 110 and at the Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, is full of people. The exhibition features the four incorporated towns of Prince George’s County, North Brentwood, Eagle Harbor, Fairmount Heights, and Glenarden. The reception will open to the public at 7pm, please come on out!

 

For more information, go to PGAAMCC’s website.

 

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These townships were founded for many common reasons. Incorporation was a way to get basic services from the county and the state, to take advantage of and build economic opportunities, and to organize a lasting community for future generations. The founding of these places demonstrates a visionary commitment to the betterment of the four towns and the county. This exhibition features four installations that identify each area’s individual character, and common institutions across the four towns. The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center proudly celebrates these towns, their struggles and triumphs. The people who have lived and continue to live in these communities have truly created a space of their own.

Justin Fair

I create bold graphics + offer creative clarity. urban planning, community dev, public art crdntr, artist. Morgan grad student, Terp. Jew, black, fitness, cake!

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