Washington, DC, April 12, 2015— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has welcomed visual artist Allen Uzikee Nelson and graphic designer Ernest Perry as honorary members of the organization. The initiation occurred as part of the fraternity’s line up of Incorporation Day activities.
As the leading fraternal organization for artists, we stand strong to our vision to serve the community through the Arts. Through all that has been going on in society, from Trayvon Martin to Ferguson; to people being excused for their wrong-doings, artists have been present. With every movement, no matter how big or small, artists have been present.
The Beta Chapter of Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity, Inc.cosponsored “An Evening of Elegance and Art” with Spencer’s Photography Services on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Whyndam Resorts at National Harbor, in nearby Fort Washington, Maryland. Brother Shawn Spencer exhibited enlargements of his best photographs and guests were treated to complimentary appetizers. We had an excellent time in fellowship!
On the last day of Black History Month 2015, the Brothers and Sisters of Beta Chapter, Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity, Inc., sponsored “Living Black History: A Poetic Teach-In.” At this event, members of the community were treated to readings of some of the favorite poems of the members of the chapter. Poets read include James Weldon Johnson, Phillis Wheatley, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Paul Beatty, and Saul Williams. Photos by Spencer’s Photography Services and Rashid Darden.
Gamma Xi PhiLiving Black History 2015: A Poetic Teach-In
Congratulations to the Spring 2015 initiates of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc – Gamma Chapter! Beta Chapter of Gamma Xi Phi welcomed the new ladies of Iota with token gifts and support at their fellowship event at The Society Restaurant and Lounge in Silver Spring, Maryland. Welcome to professional Greekdom!
Gamma Xi PhiSupporting Iota Phi Lambda – Spring 2015
On January 11, 2015, Beta Chapter in Washington, DC conducted its Formal Rush. Part of this event was a vision board activity in which all members and prospective members created their own vision boards for their 2015 artistic, personal, and professional goals. We had a great time!
Gamma Xi PhiSpring 2015 Rush and Vision Board Activity
Beta Chapter of Gamma Xi Phi in Washington, DC continued its relationship with the Life Skills Center of DC with an art supply drive. The Center provides an educational environment for adults with developmental disabilities and the supplies will be used for the arts program. Also collected were used DVDs for the Center’s entertainment and recreation area.
Gamma Xi Phi2014 Art Supply Drive for the Life Skills Center
Newark, New Jersey, October 15, 2013— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has selected four new honorary initiates: visual artist, curator, and educator Nette Forné Thomas; emcee, producer, and engineer Ess Vee; visual artist and graphic designer Hue.Man; and artist manager, videographer, and web designer Add. The initiation was conducted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at GlassRoots, Inc., in Newark, New Jersey.
Gamma Xi PhiSeasoned Artist, Emerging Hip-Hop Collective Initiated