Virtual performance March 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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*Jane Franklin Dance presents a live virtual performance at the Athenaeum, a gallery of fine arts and a performance venue in Alexandria VA

 
In conjunction with the Feb 24 – Apr 4, 2021 Athenaeum Exhibition, Philip Livingston | Family, Ghosts and Other Strangers, Jane Franklin Dance presents About Time, a collection of dances that investigate fluidity and memory in response to the visual landscape. Livingston’s spoken-word descriptions reveal his process and the elements of change. Corresponding bodies work in harmony or dissonance. Silhouettes emerge.
In “Family Photos” with music by Steven Rogers, dancers are paired with projections, images from childhood and past generations that flutter then disappear. Shadows hint at moments just missed.
C. Thomas performs his poem “No Cares.” His voice underlines the message of self-acceptance and hope as performers respond. Isolated solos emerge from within a group. Moments of stillness are activated by brief flurries of movement. The individual stands out in the crowd. “Afraid of the Dark” is performed to a video backdrop by Gail Scott White.

 

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About the Athenaeum | Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association:
The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 4 pm
The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

About Philip Livingston
Philip Livingston is a visual artist who recently moved to DC from Chicago where he exhibited sculpture, paintings and installations in various galleries over many years. He has also been a scenic designer for modern dance companies and the creator of many public art commissions. He is Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His studio is in the O Street Artist Studios in DC NW and he resides in historic Capitol Hill.

About Christopher Thomas
C. Thomas proves to be no stranger to the world of arts. Beginning his career as a serial open mic attendee in 2004, he has been afforded opportunities to showcase his raw talent to the masses.
Named a Pioneer of Poetry by NUSPA (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) in 2015, C. Thomas has stunned audiences at Studio 2001 Art Gallery, Busboys and Poets, Angelina College, Howard University, Prince George's Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, Old Dominion University, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Glen Forest Elementary School, Carlos Rosario International Charter School, and Journey of Faith United Methodist Church.
His work has appeared in Swerv Magazine, Reflections: Prince Georges Community College Fine Arts Magazine, Stoked Words: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from The Capturing Fire Slam and Summit, and Imagoes: A Queer Anthology along with several of his own publications: Moodz’ Ring, Voices Carry, Coloring Outside The Lines, and Bernard’s Bedroom.
C. Thomas amplifies his voice through his art, teachings and advocacy work for the benefit of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness, Black Lives Matter, Mental Health, SGL (Same Gender Loving) and the LGBTQ+ community which he is proud to be a part of.
Poet, host, author, orator, teaching artist, Darkness to Light’s Authorized Stewards of Children® Facilitator, and the 2019 Finalist for Poet Laureate of Alexandria, VA, C. Thomas remains an unapologetic voice for social change while challenging mindsets and commanding stages.
Non-Binary, Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing C. Thomas.