Brothers and Sisters, families and friends, visitors to this website: I welcome you to the next era of service to the arts.
As you see, the new theme of Gamma Xi Phi is Investing in Artists for the Community and the World. As we developed this theme, we reached out to several organizations to share the importance of collaborating with the fraternity. One potential partner outright asked me: “Why a fraternity? Why not just an association?”
Chidi Asoluka, founder and director of the New Community Project at Germantown Academy, addressed the artists of Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity at their biennial convention last Saturday. He was the first non-member in history to address the fraternity while convention was in session.
Gamma Xi PhiChidi Asoluka Addresses Gathering of Artists
Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2015— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, elected novelist Rashid Darden as National President at the fraternity’s biennial convention on June 13, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Several other members were also elected or reelected at that time.
Gamma Xi PhiRashid Darden Elected to Lead Arts Fraternity
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