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    Gallery Opening, African Encounters

    Title:Gallery Opening, African Encounters
    Date & Time:Thu Nov 1, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. (Map This)
    Event Details:The Gallery Opening for African Encounters-from Coast to Coast, Watercolors and Collagraphs by Kathleen Stafford,will take place as planned. Please RSVP to the Alexandria Black History Museum at 703-746-4356. Through this exhibition of watercolors and collagraph prints, artist Kathleen Stafford explores the landscape, architecture, and people of Africa, providing a kaleidoscope of variety and color for the eye. Painting and printmaking in Africa for about 20 years, Kathleen Stafford has been enriched by working with African artists and by her immersion in African cultures from one side of the continent to the other. She currently resides in Khartoum, Sudan, one of the most ethnically diverse countries on the continent. Kathleen Stafford has had the opportunity to travel and live in various places as the wife of a United States diplomat. In 1979, during the Iranian revolution she and her husband, Ambassador Joseph Stafford, were able to escape from the American Embassy with four other Americans. The dramatic story of them being sheltered by the Canadians and their subsequent escape from Iran is told in the film Argo which opens on October 12, 2012. This exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition will close on January 24, 2013.
    Contact Phone No.:703.746.4356
    Fees:Free. RSVP for Gallery Opening to the Museum at 703-746-4356
    Audience:Anyone may attend

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