Rainbow Men - WDCEP


Rainbow Men: Strength of Character, Courage and Community

Who: The Sol Studio at the Washington DC Economic Partnership

What: Rainbow Men, is a powerful human rights exhibit honoring President Nelson Mandela and
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit is located at the Washington, DC Economic
Partnership and runs through Saturday, July 18. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday
from 8:30am - 4:00pm. Admission is free.

Where: The Washington, DC Economic Partnership, 1495 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

When: Mondays - Fridays 8:30a - 4:30p; Free admission.

Why: The Rainbow Men exhibit was created by South African artist, Dari and pays homage to Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Nelson Mandela. The purpose of the exhibit is to
engage local youth and generate conversation regarding the importance of social justice
through peaceful change. Each piece in the collection is inspired by quotes from these iconic
leaders. Partial proceeds of the artwork sold will benefit Washington, DC based youth
organization Life Pieces to Masterpieces (LPTM) and the Martin Luther King Committee of
Coral Springs.

For group visits and more information, contact:

Renee Killian, 202-661-8676,
Kai A. Brown, 202-270-3724,

About Dari
Dari was born and raised in apartheid-ridden Johannesburg, South Africa. As a result she was made
aware of injustices and human rights abuse at a very young age. She supports non-violent change
and equal rights for all. She has had the honor of being invited to represent South Africa at the
International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Italy in 2005, the USA at Art En Capital in Paris, France
in November 2014. She was awarded an artist residency at the famous Rodriguez-Amat Art
Foundation in Spain. More of Dari’s art can be viewed at

About The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a 501(c)(3) organization aimed to promote
economic development and business opportunities for Washington, DC and enhance the city’s
economy through jobs creation, increased tax revenues, retaining existing businesses, and attracting
new businesses. The WDCEP facilitates economic development through business attraction and
business retention programs and activities including site location assistance, educational seminars
and workshops, networking and relationship building events, and serves as a key resource for DC
economic development information. The WDCEP publishes several reports throughout the year
including the DC Development Report, DC Doing Business Guide, and Neighborhood Profiles. For
additional information, please visit

About The Sol Studio
The Sol Studio celebrates the arts with exhibition spaces in Washington, DC, New York City and
Boca Raton, FL. The dynamic creative spirit of the studio is ignited by the diverse urban culture of its
flagship location in central Harlem. As a neighbor to iconic venues, such as the legendary Apollo
Theatre, Minton’s Playhouse, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Sol Studio celebrates the
creativity of honored and emerging artists from around the world and engages the public with myriad
creative expressions. For more information please visit