East Bank Artists

June 15, 1975 – August 24, 1975

Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC

Options for exhibiting artwork are quite limited for many artists living east of the Anacostia River in far northeast, southeast, and southwest Washington, DC. Even fewer galleries across the metropolitan area are open to inexperienced artists. With this exhibition, the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum opens its doors to artists from our local community. Works by professional artists, including John N. Robinson, Larry Erskine Thomas, and Evelyn Ware, are in conversation with the work of a diverse group of new artists, ranging from H.D. Woodson Senior High School students to prisoners at Lorton Reformatory, to patients at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and retired government workers.

The exhibition opening features a performance by the Howard D. Woodson Senior High School Male Chorus directed by Samuel L.E. Bonds and children from the Morgan Community School directed by Sarah Daye and Melanie Russell.