Thursday, January 22, 2009

Manifest Hope Recap!


As promised, here are a few shots that I took while visiting the Manifest Hope: DC Gallery on Monday. The exhibit showcased photographs, sculptures, paintings and other original pieces created by incredibly talented visual artists across the United States who used their craft to motivate the grassroots movement that ultimately carried President Obama to victory.

Although the exhibit was only open to the public for two days and is now officially closed, I just wanted to share some of these breathtakingly brilliant artistic creations.































Which one is your favorite? **Unfortunately, I didn't think to get the artists' names or the names of the creations.

19 comments:

Sherita said...

Very nice pictures. I'm very impressed with the one done with the Etch n' Sketch! AMAZING!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Sherita - Yes, the Etch n' Sketch one is my favorite!! UNBELIEVABLE!

Eb the Celeb said...

I always admired people that could make masterpieces with an etch a sketch... I was never good at that thing. That's probably my fav but that cake is looking rather good right now too!

Jeanie said...

Another one for the etch n' sketch! How amazing! So lucky you got to see it all in person BGG.

Ananda said...

Great post!

Wes said...

Wow these are all amazing.... I love the use of color

MeMe said...

As a wife to a strong Black man who is dedicated to serving our community, I must say I love the the "Victory" piece that has President Obama pictured with his wife and our first lady. To me that picture symbolizes that his wife was an essential element in his success.

Leslie C. said...

I love the Etch a Sketch drawing. That artist has skills!

Ondo Lady said...

I like the Time cover and the Victory image. They are all such wonderful pieces of work.

K-Bear said...

I love them all but my fav is the Victory shot of the First Couple. I just know he wouldn't be president if it were not for Michelle! Seriously, this is the first time we really see the President as a family man and I attribute that to both of them. They are a force to be reckoned with! Every time I think of them and their girls, I get choked up! They speak to the power of the black family BEFORE the destruction caused by slavery! Gobamas!

MakeupByRenRen said...

wow yes the etch n sketch...how did they transport it without erasing it! you'll definitely have to share this memory with your kids and grandkids :)

T said...

I'm going to have to go with the oversized etch and sketch.

Ashley-Nicole said...

Its like Obamamania!. I hope to see that exhibit. Is it specifically open for the Inauguration or is it there for a longer time.

mimieyes said...

My friend was lucky enough to be there and she said it was an amazing experience.
I love all the images but like you I find the sketck unbelievable.

Soul Natural said...

Great pictures! I like the black charcoal sketch of Obama displayed on the stand. Soul Natural

that guy said...

nice pic's. great post

Nicole Rogers said...

I love love loved the cake! You know I like to eat.lol

Kwana said...

These are amazing! Thanks for sharing. Now I feel like I was there.

lymariposa said...

They're all beautiful... the etch a sketch, AMAZING!