Past Exhibition 2014: Haimovicz 2014

The Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County proudly present an exhibition of works by Malaika V. Temba, on view through Thursday, July 3, 2014.  Malaika's work references the historical use of imagery in political propaganda to foster a contemporary dialogue about  "Zero Tolerance" and other disciplinary policies in America's public schools.  Recalling the colors and textures of her childhood experiences traveling across Africa, this body of work is the artist's first attempt at "creating propaganda for the common good".

Malaika is a recent graduate from Albert Einstein High School’s Visual Arts Center Magnet Program where she concentrated in Visual Arts. Earlier this year, she was a semifinalist for the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Since she was a little girl, Malaika has been fascinated with color and design. While she currently lives in Silver Spring, she grew up traveling overseas. Her distinct memories of colors, red spices and blue tiles from the ornate markets in Morocco, yellow fruit and green banana trees from Uganda, and purple from the jacaranda trees of South Africa, have inspired her artistically. She will be attending the Rhode Island School of Design this fall and aspires to pursue a career in the visual arts.