Exhibit at Kramer Gallery Features Work of Malaika V. Temba (Photos)
The current exhibit at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building is on display now through July 3. The exhibit features works by Artist Malaika V. Temba who is the recipient of the 2014 Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award. The multimedia exhibit includes paintings and sculpture by Temba.
The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award was established by the family of the late Ida F. Haimovicz to support a Montgomery County high school senior intent on pursuing a visual arts career. The Haimovicz award, administered by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, includes a cash prize of $3,000 and a solo-exhibition at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery.
Malaika V. Temba 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 young girl, Temba 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.
The Kramer Gallery is housed on the first floor of the Silver Spring Civic Building, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.