Art Exhibition: Charles Juhasz Alvarado at the Cherry Blossom Festival

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As one of the five artists invited to participate in the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, Charles Juhasz-Alvarado has contributed a large-scale temporary public sound sculpture called The Cherry Blossom Cloud. It is fashioned from cherry wood in the shape of a xylophone and it is situated outside the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Drumsticks are available for passers-by to activate the work by playing a melody or creating their own musical work.

Description: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) have partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Centennial Celebration from March 20 – April 27, 2012, to increase the visibility of Washington, DC’s art landscape as a world-class cultural destination. The project, entitled 5×5, will exhibit 25 ground-breaking public art installations commissioned by artists from around the world. 5×5 is to be installed concurrently…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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