Art in the City

A Revolving Art Exhibit Right In Your Community

We’re excited to partner with The Compass Atelier on a program that allows Master Artist Program students to showcase their paintings inside Signal Financials’ flagship branch at City Center, located in the heart of Washington, DC. Each month, the City Center branch morphs into a revolving art exhibit, giving the students a platform to display their visual artwork and be recognized among the community. New artists are highlighted each month, with an opening reception on the first Thursday of every month. Come by and enjoy music, light refreshments and complimentary beverages as we acknowledge and celebrate the artists of our very own community. Check back monthly to see which artist we’ll be featuring next.

Bevadine Zoma Terrell

Artist’s Reception: Friday, February 23rd 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

City Center Branch: 1101 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20005

Artist’s Statement

Memories of strong female role models, people, places, and events in my life are important and inspiring to me. “All that I am is because of them.” I have created a collection of artworks that I call “My Coloured Girls” in honor of these memories made past and present. My artistic creations embody and display history, womanhood, spiritual energy, peace, love, emotion, power, strength, and calmness. As stated by SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kelly), “The circle of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we are weak and sing with us when we are strong.”

I am using “Mixed Media” to bring my memories to life. A variety of materials and processes are being utilized to embellish and adorn each art piece. The circle is a prominent shape throughout my artwork. It is being used to exhibit feelings of continuity, unity, wholeness, strength and continuous energy. Sarah Wolfe states that “The circle as a symbol is the symbol of divine energy. It has a feminine touch that embodies compassion, manifestation, and identity.” The subject matter of each “Coloured Girl” is described in a short, written vignette and or a pictorial display. The work draws the viewer in close and reading the accompanying written vignettes, will draw the viewer in even closer.

Art has provided me with a visual platform to artistically share my memories, stories, creative energies, and experiences with the world.