"Double Feature - The Soundtracks" A Fine Art Exhibition by Daphne Burgess & Milton 510 Bowens
Saturday, February 02, 2019
The Brickhouse Art Gallery2837 36th St
Sacramento, California 95817
Join The Brickhouse for the Opening Art Reception of "Double Feature - The Soundtracks" by Daphne Burgess & Milton 510 Bowens! This Fine Art Exhibition will explore the Black Music renaissance here in America & it's impact on the Black Culture. Provocative art creations by these amazing Sacramento Artist.
Daphne Burgess is an African American artist living and working in the Sacramento region. Her work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions including the Valley Artists Sculpture Exhibition, Sojourner Truth Art Museum, 1001 Del Paso Works, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento State University, Brickhouse Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, the African American Museum and Library in Oakland and the African American Historical and Cultural Museum in Fresno.
As a scenic artist for various theatre and production companies she has also held positions as stage manager, light and sound technician, properties manager, and costume designer for 16 years. She has contributed to productions for theatre companies including Runaway Stage Productions and the B Street Theatre.
Daphne also enjoys the role of teacher and mentor. She has been an art instructor for the past 15 years, holding Artist in Residence positions through Matrix Arts, Coral After School Programs, and the Sacramento Unified School District. She currently works at the Crocker Art Museum as well as various non-profit organizations like the Roberts Family Development Center and Sojourner Truth Art Museum, increasing access to art in diverse communities. Daphne has been lead artist for several grant funded programs through the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission including Young Enterprising Artists, Neighborhood Arts Program, Arts in Education Outreach, Artscapes, and the Community Arts Program. She was also accepted into the Artist Residency Institute in 2007. She has taught theatre arts programs at Fairy Tale Town and currently teaches community art programs for Sacramento Public Libraries.
As a visual artist, her early paintings and sculptures showed a more traditional style and reflective nature, focusing on images of the African American family. Her work evolved to show a bolder use of color and a more whimsical style while dealing with social and personal topics. Bright colors and stylized forms characterize her paintings about ethnicity, music, love, culture and family. In 2012 she opened her own art studio, Brown Sugar, showcasing her painting, sculpture and jewelry.