This is gonna be sweet.
Mural Artists to Commemorate Zora Neale Hurston with Unique Installation
Live Art Presentation and Art Exhibit
(Washington, DC) Another renaissance is coming to U Street. Muralists and performing artists will celebrate the Harlem Renaissance and the life of Zora Neale Hurston in a “New U” space that will be home to the restaurant Eatonville. Murals to Zora is an event where artists are re-envisioning a piece of profound artistic history and making it their own.
Who: Visual Artists: Chanel Compton, Decoy, RVLTN, OWEL, Peter Krsko, Leon Rainbow, Eric Kennedy, Charles Jean Pierre, Rachel Crouch, Shaanon Lindauer, GA Gardner, Cory Stowers, Tim CON, Imani Brown, Kelly Donnelly, Gerald Watson, and more…
Performing Artists: Noon: 30, DJ Natty Boom, Cara Fleck, Too Deep, Jessica Chambliss
What: Uniquely curated exhibit of large-scale art created at the installation site to celebrate Harlem Renaissance author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 9:00pm to 12:00am – Opening reception featuring performance art, music and refreshments. Open to public. $10 suggested donation.
Sunday, March 15, 2009 from 10:00am to 4:00pm – The exhibition space will be open for public viewing.
Where: Eatonville, owned by Andy Shallal, 2121 14th St NW, Washington, DC (intersection of 14th Street NW and V Street NW)
Background: The artists will be creating individual murals in a vacant space which will soon be home to a new restaurant Eatonville. The restaurant will be inspired by Zora Neale Hurston, the most dynamic female writer of the Harlem Renaissance, and her home town of Eatonville. The task of creating a mural in commemoration to such a strong artistic figure, such as Zora, will make for some powerful interpretations.
More photos after the jump.