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Painting of a young woman with a large purple braid in a yellow turtleneck

I Dream in Color: Monica Milton

Art Exhibition
Tuesday, May 3, 2022- Thursday, July 7, 2022

Artist Reception - Thursday, May 19, 2022, 7 - 9 pm

Monica Milton is a self-taught artist who works primarily in acrylic paint on canvas. She began honing her artistic skills with graphite pencil and then graduated to using colored pencils to add a touch of color. Although she has always loved creating art, she did not begin painting until 2016 when she got out of her comfort zone and realized painting, though less controlled, can be a magical experience. She focuses on simplicity and that serves as a contrast to the multitude of vibrant colors that threads her work. She often focuses on women with dark complexions and uses various colors to highlight both their beauty and their power. 


Bright red, pink, yellow, and green, yarn in triangular shapes on canvas


Artist: Christine Williams  

Art Exhibition
Tuesday, February 8, 2022- Thursday, April 14, 2022

Art Therapy Workshop and Reception - Saturday, March 19, 2022, 4 - 7 pm

Christine Williams uses nontraditional materials in her work, especially yarn and canvas. Williams uses yarn to create shapes and visually appealing pieces. The process is therapeutic for her, and she believes it benefits the viewers as well. Art has been known to help relieve stress, lower depression levels, and help to enhance critical thinking skills. This exhibit, Art Therapy, showcases Williams’ process through brightly colored forms.



Artist: Rashad Ali Muhammad


Art Exhibition
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - Saturday, January 27, 2022

Rashad Ali Muhammad is a multidisciplinary residing in the Washington metropolitan area. Muhammad builds a sense of wonder and mystique in his work through various mediums, inspired by his lived experiences, vivid imagination, and refined aesthetic. He continuously explores themes of spirituality, cultural identity, and finding harmony in life. His multifaceted practice is informed by formal education in graphic design and photography at American University and fine art and film education in high school. Muhammad's art is a visual feast that takes time to digest as you take in each distinct detail.

Colorful mandala with petal and leaf shapes


Featured Artists:
María Luisa Benavides “Maripi” & María Brito

Thursday, September 16, 2021- Thursday, October 28, 2021

This art exhibit celebrates Hispanic Heritage and culture through the artwork of two female artists. María Luisa Benavides, also known as Maripi, is inspired by the biodiversity and culture of her home country, Costa Rica. She creates colorful paintings, often in mandala forms, that feature vivid color and intricate designs. María Brito is a painter who is inspired by the vitality of plants and living nature, often recalled from her home country of Venezuela.  

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