Rainbow Men Exhibit at WDCEP: Strength of Character, Courage and Community

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and The Sol Studio, Harlem, NY, is pleased to present Rainbow Men: Strength of Character, Community & Courage. The exhibit features the work of internationally acclaimed South African civil rights artist, Dari. The paintings that honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Nelson Mandela are inspired by quotes from these iconic leaders. The Rainbow Men gallery will run from Friday, June 5 – Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.

The purpose of the exhibit is to engage local youth and inspire conversation regarding the possibility and importance of social justice through peaceful change. Dari, members of the South African embassy and apprentices from the youth group Life Pieces to Masterpieces will be present at the opening reception.

Dari has had the honor of being invited to represent South Africa at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Italy in 2005, the USA at Art En Capital in Paris, France in November 2014. She was awarded an artist residency at the famous Rodriguez-Amat Art Foundation in Spain. Amongst her civil rights work, Dari’s “WOMAN EVOLVE” series of bronze sculptures are well known gender equality works. Additionally, she created 13,600lb granite Martin Luther King monument that will be installed outside the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs, Florida. This will be the first MLK monument in Broward County.

Dari states, “The issues of civil rights, gender equality, non-violence, child abuse and slave trafficking are always uppermost in my mind. The survivors of and activists against these atrocities are my greatest inspiration.”

The Rainbow Men exhibit will be at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership
(WDCEP), located at 1495 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.

The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, from 10AM to 4PM, June 5 though July 18, 2015.


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