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Pepco Edison Place Gallery Hosts “Lifting Off: Teen Artists Take Flight, Make a Difference”

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Thursday, August 06, 2015, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is now hosting “Lifting Off: Teen Artists Making A Difference,” which features new artwork created for the Kids with Food Allergies Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The exhibit also includes a work in progress to be installed at the Union Kitchen under construction in the northeast Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Ivy City. The mosaic piece is intended to bring awareness to the power of food and art to create culture, community and employment opportunities throughout the District.

The exhibit was developed by Arts on the Block (AOB), which provides job training through the visual arts to creative youth in the D.C. area. The artists are in residency, which gives visitors the opportunity to meet and watch the apprentices creating art. The artwork is a collaboration of the participants in AOB programs over the last 12 years and individual artworks by AOB alumni and a dozen Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program enrollees, who are guided by teaching artists Sonal Sheth and Athena Corbin.

The exhibit will close with a reception 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, catered by Union Kitchen featuring Union Kitchen Members Dirty South Deli, Quickstep Catering, and Haute Saison.

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open with free admission noon to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Friday and is located at 702 Eighth St., NW, Washington, DC. For more information and updates, visit, follow us on Facebook and Twitter at PepcoConnect, and download our mobile app at

Pour Your ART Out – DC transforms the Pepco Edison Place Gallery into a creative workshop for AOB’s Apprentices to learn and work. The show features pieces of AOB artwork as well as artwork from some of our Alumni. To learn more, visit the PYAO-DC page.

Thank you to Union Kitchen for supporting our community’s youth, their empowerment, and Arts on the Block!

Reception Menu

Seasonal Vegetable Crudite
Black Bean Hummus | Cucumber Mint Yogurt
Brought to you by Dirty South Deli

Tea Sandwiches
Curry Chicken Salad
Radish | Cucumber | Chive Butter
Brought to you by Quickstep Catering

Baby Pies
Apple | Blueberry | Pecan
Brought to you by Haute Saison

Seasonal Iced Tea
Still and Sparkling Water