Nine young artists from Alexandria’s Charles Houston Recreation Center displayed their representation of Pandora’s Box at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery. The artists created a visual interpretation of the Greek Myth and expressed how it relates to modern times. The exhibition is an interpretation of Pandora’s act of releasing woe and hope upon humanity.
On December 10, there was a reception to meet the artists from 6 – 8 p.m. and to hear juror Landria Shacks’ remarks. The show closes on January 10, 2010. Shack, the former curator with Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Springs, chose 37 works out of approximately 150 submitted for her review.
Under the guidance of local multimedia artist and educator, Rebecca C. Adams, the students from Charles Houston created a large group artwork piece in conjunction with the gallery’s national exhibition Pandora’s Box.
The Torpedo Factory Artists Association, the Art League School, The City of Alexandria, the Charles Houston Recreation Center and the Alexandria Black History Museum collaborated on this outreach project, which hopes to raise awareness of the Charles Houston Memorial Project.
The students’ work will remain on exhibit in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory outside of the Target Gallery until January 10.