DC:ART:Around My Way: Organica @ BlankSpace SE


by Melani N. Douglass & Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am -6pm

Opening Reception: November 6, 2010 at 7pm

@ Blank Space SE : 1922 MLK Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20020

The American Poetry Museum is pleased to announce the opening of ORGANICA: Photographic Series by Melani N. Douglas and Rachel Eliza Griffiths. The works to be displayed will allow its audience to appreciate the beauty in the simplistic nature of everyday life. The exhibit will feature the works of poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and photographer Melani N. Douglass. It will also introduce the works of student photographer James Holiday.

Rachel Eliza Griffith’s literary and visual work has been widely published in journals, magazines, anthologies, and periodicals including Callaloo, The New York Times, Crab Orchard Review, Mosaic, RATTLE, Puerto Del Sol, Brilliant Corners, Indiana Review, Lumina, Ecotone, The Acentos Review, PMS: poem memoir story, Saranac Review, Torch, The Drunken Boat, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, Inkwell, Black Arts Quarterly, African American Review, Comstock Review, Hambone, and many others.

Melani N. Douglass has been a committed leader in urban education for over 10 years. After realizing the success that students achieve through arts integrated learning environments, Ms. Douglass began a dual career as a visual artist and an educator. As an artist and educator, Ms. Douglass has conducted student workshops, teacher trainings and lectures for the Dallas Museum of Art, Milwaukee Public Charter Schools, DC Public Schools, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, The Maryland Historical Society, the Brooklyn Friends School in New York, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has been honored by the Artist and Elaine Thornton Foundation and David Parks, son of Gordon Parks, honored Ms. Douglass as the guest Lecturer for the R. C. Hickman Young Photographers Workshop and the Gordon Parks Young Photographers Competition.



“The American Poetry Museum is dedicated to celebrating poetry, promoting literacy, fostering meaningful dialogue, encouraging an appreciation for the diversity of the American experience, and educating local, national, and international audiences through the presentation, preservation and interpretation of American poetry.”

For additional information, Contact:
La’Tasha Banks, Program Coordinator
The American Poetry Museum


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