Shook D.C. Office Celebrates Juneteenth Through Black Art Exhibition, Discussion

Shook Associate Tatiana Rice is the founder of BlkArthouse, an art collective designed to “bridge the gap between people and Black artists” through an online marketplace, art exhibitions and commissions of the Black experience. Shook’s D.C. office sponsored the Juneteenth event in support of BlkArthouse which was attended by Associates Hannah Dalbey and Shannon Schoultz as well as D.C. Office Administrator James Cornell. 

In celebration of Juneteenth, a newly made federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black slavery in the United States, Rice brought members of the Washington, D.C. community together for BlkArthouse’s Juneteenth Art Exhibition Premiere Event on Friday, June 25th. 

 “Black art” skyrocketed as masses of people are now looking for ways to meaningfully support Black communities,” said Rice in a press release. 

The “What is Black Art?” two-night event featured the work of 19 Black artists with an exhibition and then a discussion June 26. According to Rice, BlkArthouse was founded to “revolutionize” how Black art is bought and sold through providing a network and support system for Black artists.