Artinista Art Studio Salon featuring Sheldon Scott
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Washington, District of Columbia
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Artinista Art Advisory is pleased to collaborate with J. Dubois Arts, LLC to host our first Art Studio Salon featuring an exciting DC area emerging performance and visual artist Sheldon Scott. This Salon is free and open to the public, however very limited space is available. Light refreshments will be served.
About Sheldon Scott
Sheldon Scott, a native of Pawley’s Island, SC, received his B.S. in Psychology from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. He began his career in Social Work as a Unit Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Horry County, SC. Upon moving to the Washington DC area, he joined a private practice, specializing in Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Sex-Offender treatment at Northern Virginia Counseling Group.
After years as a practicing Psychotherapist, he began a creative life as a Storyteller, Artist, Actor, and Writer in 2005. He has since performed four sold-out solo shows in the Capital Fringe Theatre Festival and various venues including Busboys & Poets, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum, exhibited at (e)merge art fair, WPA Select Auction, and currently at the Arlington Arts Center. His upcoming book project, a memoir, “Shrimp & Griots”, is based on his storytelling narratives of the same name, as well as a new body of work for (e)merge 2014.
Sheldon also works as the Chief Marketing Officer and Director Of Operations of ESL Management Group, which comprises such restaurants and bars as Marvin, The Gibson, Patty Boom Boom, Den of Thieves, Chez Billy and The Brixton et.al. He also served as the District of Columbia’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner of Single-Member District 1A03 (2011-2013) in Columbia Heights, and sits on the boards of the Youth Pride Alliance, Teaching For Change and StepAfrika.
Recently, Scott was recognized by CBS-DC as one of the Best Up-and-Coming Visual Artists in DC which they stated:
"Dubbed, “The Governor of U Street,” Sheldon Scott is “one to watch.” Scott is a performance artist, storyteller, actor, writer and monologist who got his start performing the spoken word at Busboys and Poets. Although performing in art galleries is perfectly fine, Scott feels that audiences for those venues are limited. He wants to break down those conventions and bring the party to the people. As a result, Scott is co-founder of Animals & Fire—a platform to support and promote performance artistry and performance art literacy in the District. Along with co-founder Armando Lopez-Bircann, Animals & Fire selects and curates featured artists who conduct performances as well as a five-day workshop. Upon the conclusion of the workshop, attendees deliver an ensemble performance. The ultimate goal is to increase artists’ exposure, connect them with audiences and encourage a sense of community among DC performance artists."
Scott's work is currently in the exhibition Reprise: 40 to the Fore at the Arlington Arts Center in Of Present Bodies, a response to Of the Black Experience (1983) which was shown at the center. This iteration of the exhibition is organized in cooperation with curator Jarvis DuBois. Artists included are: Michael Platt (who was in the 1983 exhibition), Sondra Perry, Holly Bass, and Sheldon Scott. Sheldon Scott will create a performance for the exhibition."You can learn more about Sheldon Scott and his work by clicking the links below:
Join us for what will be a fun and fascinating afternoon learning about Scott's work and performance art.
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The Artinista Art Advisory
The Artinista Art Advisory The mission of The Artinista Art Advisory is to increase the number of women art collectors to close the gender gap in fine art collecting. In addition, they strive to produce programing and services for the general public and the DC art community to enhance and educate collectors on trends in the current art market. The Artinista Art Advisory is the place Where Savvy Collections Begin. For more information visit the website at http://theartinista.com