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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host reception and art exhibit, “Emergence Sea: The Identities of Black American Descendants of Slaves,” featuring the work of James Terrell and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell, February 27 in Washington, DC

In celebration of Black History Month, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in conjunction with the Dean’s Forum will host a reception and viewing of the art exhibition, “Emergence Sea: The Identities of Black American Descendants of Slaves.”
The paintings highlight everyday life front and center and feature portraits of singers, preachers, mothers, families, and friends. Not only will the exhibit provide a snapshot into the many colors and tones of black life in America, but it will also demonstrate the impact of this constantly evolving young culture.
Time and Date
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1st Floor, Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting 'Media' at the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Media Contact
Jason Lucas
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 663-5620 office
+1 (202) 422-2652 mobile
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About the Artists
James Terrell and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell are a husband and wife team of Washington, D.C.-based visual artists who paint afro-futurist and surrealist abstract portraits. Together they organize and curate a youth art competition and teach art workshops in the greater D.C. area. Both artists have been featured in galleries and museums across the country. Over the last two years, they have released a line of home goods and clothing featuring their art. James is also a musician with a band called The Color of Sound. Zsudayka is a jewelry and accessory designer and serves as the creative director and curator for a nonprofit community arts organization, BloomBars. They are currently working towards opening a black gallery and auction house in the District. Their work can be viewed on their website.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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