Ellington Fundraiser Shines A Spotlight On Works Of Art Through 'the Art Of Giving'

Seminal collection includes work from famed artist Charly Palmer,
plus Woodrow Nash, Rebecca Crouch and DESA alum Stanley Squirewell
By: Duke Ellington School of the Arts
 
The Art Of Giving 2020 Flyer
The Art Of Giving 2020 Flyer
WASHINGTON - Oct. 8, 2020 - PRLog -- When TIME magazine editors commissioned a cover for their July 6 issue on the national moment of racial awakening and reckoning – "America Must Change" – they tabbed Atlanta artist Charly Palmer. He produced a breathtaking, 40-by-30-inch acrylic painting of a little girl staring at social injustice, titled "In Her Eyes."

Palmer is one of the featured artists in Duke Ellington School of the Arts' "The Art of Giving," fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., at Overdue Recognition Art Gallery in Bowie, MD.

You can enhance your personal collection with a different fabulous piece from Palmer offered in our Silent Auction – a 30-by-42-inch limited edition Giclee, "The Ballot Box".

The Art of Giving will be held live for registered participants, with a simultaneous virtual experience for online participants via our Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/DukeEllingtonDC) page. The show will feature artists who specialize in a variety of mediums and the proceeds will support students' instructional needs for crucial technology that's vital for remote instruction.

"Given the life-changing events related to and triggered by the pandemic, students across the country are experiencing the negative effects of racial, social, and economic disparities in education," says Ellington Principal Sandi M. Logan. "Ellington's mission is to continue to provide rigorous academic and pre-professional artistic education to students who may not otherwise have access to high-level instruction."

The show also features pieces from several Ellington alumni and faculty members, including "DreamBody" by Marta Reid Stewart and "Soul Travel"  by Mike Easton!

More than two dozen pieces of fine art are available;  To participate in our Silent Auction bidding opens Wednesday, October 7, 2020 and ends at 6:00pm on October 10, 2020.

To RSVP and visit the gallery in person (one-hour time slots) or participate online.

If you'd like to support our efforts, you can also text Ellington to 707070 to make a tax-deductible contribution.

About Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Established in 1974, Ellington is an internationally renowned D.C. public high school that offers students a dual curriculum – pre-professional arts training and rigorous academics – in preparation for college, conservatory, and careers in the arts.

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