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Posted on: September 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Destiney Powell art exhibit and reception at Patterson Park community art gattlery Sept. 4-Oct. 9

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The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center will host Colorful Cultural, a collection of art by Destiney Powel from September 4 through October 9, 2019. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the art gallery in the lobby of the Washington Theatre.

Destiney Powell, creator of Poetically Illustrated Inc. is a 28-year-old African American visual artist born and raised in Batesville Mississippi. Powell earned her bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in 2013. In just a few years after graduating, Powell has branded herself as well as her company. With a signature style of bright, bold watercolors and controversial acrylic paintings, Powell has kept her social media following and investors tuned in for more.

“My work serves as a celebration of all the beauty we embody even in the midst of our sometimes dark circumstances,” said Powell.

The precision yet whimsical and colorful works created by Destiney Powell are the result of diligent attention to detail paired with imagination and the freedom of a creative mind. Powell's watercolors and acrylic paintings are the product of countless hours of planning and rendering. Each piece is created for a purpose: to endure generations as well as speak to the present and future generations about the history and the magic of black culture. Powell can be seen taking on the art community with her personal works and portraits on all of her social platforms.

The gallery space is an interdepartmental partnership between the City of Murfreesboro’s Patterson Park Community Center and The Washington Theatre. Its mission is to offer a decentralized platform for the local community to engage in the production of, and ideas generated by, contemporary art through exhibitions, dialogue, educational programming, and community events. This project space showcases and supports novel art and ideas that promote accessibility, inclusion and creative growth in a manner appropriate to the community space in which it resides.

The Washington Theatre is an accessible performance and event space in Patterson Park Community Center. Home to Perform Murfreesboro, a professional youth theatre education program, The Washington Theatre facilitates community arts programming, theatre education, and rental space for private and public productions.

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing vibrant public spaces and inclusive programs delivered with visionary leadership and caring staff that engage the individual and strengthen the quality of life of our community.

For more information about the gallery space, The Washington Theatre, or Colorful Culture, please contact Susan Hicks at:

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