Painting of Michelle Obama at Manifest Hope:DC during inauguration weekend

Above image of Decoy, Lisa Marie & Mingering Mike with Lisa Marie’s portrait of Michelle Obama

Above image of Decoy, Lisa Marie & Mingering Mike with Lisa Marie’s portrait of Michelle Obama. Photo taken by Dori Hardar.

Above image of Decoy, Lisa Marie & Mingering Mike with Lisa Marie’s portrait of Michelle Obama. Photo taken by Dori Hardar.

MANIFEST HOPE:DC

3333 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007

January 17-19, 2009
10am – 6pm

MANIFESTHOPE:DC is free and open to the public

www.manifesthope.com

Art plays a pivotal role in creating cultural momentum. The MANIFESTHOPE: DC Gallery celebrates that role and shines a spotlight on artists who use their voices to amplify and motivate the grassroots movement that carried President-Elect Barack Obama to victory.

MANIFESTHOPE: DC gathers together a diverse array of the nation’s most talented visual artists under one roof to mark this monumental achievement in our nation’s history and encourages artists and activists to maintain the momentum to bring about true change in the United States.

Along with its partners, MoveOn.org Political Action, the Service Employees International Union and Shepard Fairey’s Obey Giant, MANIFESTHOPE: DC, will issue an inspiring visual call-to-action, encouraging a redirection of public energy toward true reform in three key areas: Health Care Reform, Workers’ Rights The Green Economy. Judges for the call-to-action include Anne Ellegood, Curator of Contemporary Art, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum; David Rolf, President, SEIU Healthcare 775NW; Eric Hilton, Thievery Corporation and ESL Music Co-founder; Laura Down, MoveOn.org Creative & Cultural Director, Artist; Robbie Conal, Artist; Shepard Fairey, Artist, Obey Giant; Spike Lee, producer, director, actor and Van Jones, Author, Founder Green for All & Co-Founder Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

10% of proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the
Duke Ellington Shcool of the Arts