Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Black Art: In the Presence of LIGHT

Bethesda's Gallery B welcomes The Black Art Today Foundation for the first time, exhibiting their latest show, “Black Art: In the Presence of LIGHT.” 

Inspired by the documentary, Black Art: In the Absence of Light. This exhibit answers the challenging question to all Black and African American artists, “Are you willing to make [art] in the absence of light?” The foundation’s 27 member artists collectively respond that their work is LIGHT. 

The artwork will be exhibited from May 5 - May 28, 2023 with an opening reception on Sunday, May 7th from 2pm -5pm. Gallery hours for the show will be Friday – Saturday, 12-7pm, and Sundays, 11-6pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD, in the former location of the DMV's iconic Fraser Gallery.

Featuring Artists


Kibibi Ajanku

Tanya Bracey

Bryane Broadie

Jamil Burton

Karen Y. Buster

David W.M. Cassidy

Dr. Vanessa Chappell-Lee

Keiona Clark

Thomas E. Dade

Emery Franklin 

Scott Fulton

Marilyn Gates

Brayden Green

Anita Henley

Sarah Jones

Erasto Curtis Matthews

James E. Murphy Jr.

Esther Okehi

Babacar Pouye

Alma Robert

B/ue Robin

Harriet Smith

Dr. Yemonja Smalls

K. Sparks

Shirlene Thomas

Anthony Young