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February 10, 2016

'Hair Stories' art exhibit comes to Germantown Academy

The exhibit is the work of internationally acclaimed, visual artist Sonya Clark

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Visual artist Sonya Clark will exhibit "Hair Stories" at Germantown Academy.

Artist Sonya Clark has exhibited work in more than 250 museums and galleries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and throughout the United States. Now, her work will be shown locally in a public exhibit at the pre-k through 12th-grade school Germantown Academy. 

The exhibit is titled "Hair Stories" and focuses on hairdressers.

"Hairdressers are my heroes. The poetry and politics of Black hair care specialists are central to my work as an artist and educator," Clark stated in a press release on the project.

Clark currently chairs the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and is known for using unconventional materials in her work that address race, culture, class and history.

Those who want to view her work can visit Germantown Academy's Art Center Gallery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week until Wednesday, March 9.

Clark won't be at the gallery show but she is the artist-in-residence for Germantown Academy and will be working with students.

"Hair Stories" Art Exhibit

Tuesday, Feb. 9 to Wednesday, March 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays | Free
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Rd, Fort Washington
(267) 405-7450