Please join us for an opening reception of the 4th annual "Everyday DC" exhibition at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, D.C. on the evening of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm. Note: This exhibition was originally scheduled to be open until Friday, March 20, but the gallery will now close until April 30, 2020 as a precaution to protect visitors from the coronavus (COVID-19).
"Everyday DC," a photography exhibition on view at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from March 10, 2020, through March 13, 2020, presents a visual narrative of everyday life in Washington, D.C. through the eyes of more than 150 public middle school students from all four quadrants of the city. The exhibition is the culmination of a unit designed by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and facilitated by over a dozen DCPS visual arts teachers. Images from 14 middle schools are represented in the exhibition.
Everyday DC was inspired by the Everyday Africa project, founded by Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill to visually represent a more accurate understanding of what the majority of Africans experience on a day-to-day basis: normal life. Like Everyday Africa, Everyday DC challenges students to consider how Washington, D.C. is portrayed in the media, and how they can compose images that more accurately visualize their everyday experiences.
The Everyday DC project is DCPS Arts Cornerstone funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by the Pepco Edison Gallery, which generously donated the space for the exhibition. For more information about the unit plan and exhibition, contact [email protected].
Gallery opens to the public every Tuesday to Friday, March 10 through March 13, from Noon to 4:00pm. Note: This exhibition was originally scheduled to be open until Friday, March 20, but the gallery will now close until April 30, 2020 as a precaution to protect visitors from the coronavus (COVID-19).
The opening reception on Wednesday, March 11, is between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Remarks will begin at 6:00pm, and will be followed by live music and snacks. Space is limited - Reserve your seat today!