Come enjoy the art of James and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell in this moving exhibit, "Born at the Bottom of the Ship." What a wonderful way to celebrate Black History Month!

Hosted by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., this reception will feature a number of works by acclaimed Washington, D.C., couple James and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell. Their self-described method is vibrant, afro futurist abstract portraits and has been featured in galleries and museums across the country.

Event Details

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 6–8 p.m.
WHERE: Manassas Center for the Arts | 9419 Battle Street | Manassas, VA 20110
TICKETS: FREE | please register online here

About the Exhibit

The exhibit will be on display in the Center for the Arts space until March 4, 2019.

In the artists' own words, this important exhibit touches on so many important themes:

"Born at the Bottom of the Ship investigates the identity of the descendants of Africans brought to America, and how that identity still exists in the new tribe - Blacks, who are uniquely African American while also being considered neither. James and Zsudayka Terrell address this disconnect in Born at the Bottom of the Ship by creating their own collection of portraits that feature traditional African references incorporated within modernity. Their collection of acrylic paintings is a visual exploration of who African Americans are as a new culture, community, and tribe."

About the Artists

This dynamic couple is based out of Washington, D.C., where they create their gorgeous, mixed media works. James received the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award in 2017 and has studied art at Howard University and Parson School of Art and Design. Zsudayka was in journalism before devoting her time and talents to the arts. Together, they are community ambassadors for the arts and teach as well help develop art programming for the local youth population. Their works can be seen on display in various DMV venues.

**All photos in this article are courtesy of Zsudayka Nzinga Designs.

For more information about the exhibit opening reception, visit the event website or the ticketing page.

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