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Ignite DC #6

Sharon J. Burton

Creatively Green: Merging Art and Eco-Consciousness East of the River

What happens when visual art and eco-friendly commerce mix in a underserved neighborhood East of the River? A community-based, eco-conscious artspace called Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery, in a "green" business incubator called Center for Green Urbanism is the result!

This presentation will attempt to address questions such as what role has art played in educating people about environment and protecting the Earth? And how can a space like Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery can become a catalyst to inspire green conscious living in communities East of the River?

About Sharon J. Burton:

Sharon J. Burton is a Metro Washington, DC area visual artist and independent curator. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Authentic Contemporary Art which provides beginning collectors an opportunity to learn more about art and to connect to emerging and undiscovered visual artists in the Metro DC area since 2005. She currently serves as the curator of the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery at the Center for Green Urbanism, a eco-friendly business incubator space on Benning Road, in Northeast, Washington, DC.

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