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Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall

Exhibition Detail

January 6th, 2009 - February 5th, 2009
eve, elizabeth colombaelizabeth colomba, eve,
2007, oil on canvas, 16x20in
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A visual dialogue bridging emerging and established African-American artists.

In honor of African-American History Month, the Pounder-Kone Art Gallery and
Avenue 50 Studio collaborate in curating an exhibition of works featuring
established and emerging artists from the African-American community. Our
exhibition, Conversance gives us a glimpse into the African-American
experience through visual interpretations of a culture rich in heritage and

The Encarta World English Dictionary describes con·ver·sance as ³knowledge
of or familiarity with something². Each of our exhibiting artists is not
only clearly knowledgeable in his or her chosen media, but also has a deep
understanding of the human struggle, tragedies and triumphs ­ the
commonalities shared by all cultures.

As we cross cultural boundaries to share in the universality of compassion
for humanity, challenges to injustice, and a generosity of spirit, we
celebrate the outstanding contributions our Conversance artists have made to
change stereotypes and biased thoughts. We join with them on a cultural
journey towards transformation, a transformation rich in cultural knowledge
and reflective of a Los Angeles experience that is, in essence, universal.

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