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MEDIA ADVISORY  

 

CONTACT: Elaine Myada
                  (202) 997-1049

 

The Art of Interpretation Scholarship Fundraiser Helps Howard University Students Graduate Biggest Challenge for Many Students Finishing School is Money

 

The Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC (HUAC-GWDC) will host "The Art of Interpretation", a one-night art exhibit and fundraiser that will feature the works of Howard University visual artists, to benefit the student scholarship program. Approximately 90 percent of Howard students apply for financial aid, but only a fraction of those that need aid receive it. This fundraiser helps meet critical need for students to continue their education and graduate. There will be an art exhibit, music, silent auction and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.taoievent.com.

 

WHEN:        Thursday, April 21, 2016
                     6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Pepco Edison Place Gallery

                     702 Eighth Street, NW

                     Washington, DC 20001

 

About The Art of Interpretation

Each day we are presented with images that suggest subconsciously or consciously that some things are or should be more appealing or admired by us all. But who really determines what is “exceptional”, “acceptable”, or “regrettable” in our society? Inspired by the work of Howard University artists, The Art of Interpretation examines the idea that “to each his own” is a unique and personal mantra that when brought together with other views can create harmony or stir chaos; while both stimulating conversation and building connections. The artists will contextualize and visualize feelings of jubilation, intrigue, curiosity, passion, sadness and discomfort and many other emotional "interpretations.”

 

About HUAC-GWDC

HUAC-GWDC was started more than 50 years ago and seeks to bring together alumni in Washington, DC to support the students, the university, and the community. As alumni, one of our greatest contributions we make is to develop programs that engage the community and help to enrich a student’s experience at Howard.

 

About the Pepco Edison Place Gallery

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is Pepco’s dedicated Non-profit space managed through Pepco’s Office of Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility.  The space is donated in-kind to Pepco’s nonprofit partners in the community to hold meetings, forums, training, receptions, fundraisers and networking events.  Our mission is to help local nonprofit organizations build visibility and reach new audiences in creative ways.  The gallery is open Tuesday - Friday from Noon - 4pm with free admission.   

 

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