Friends, 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Washington, DC, August 12, 2013— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has selected professional dancer and stepper Christopher Brient as an honorary member of the organization. His initiation was conducted on Saturday, August 10, 2013.
Washington, DC, February 18, 2013— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has selected music archivist Kevin Coombe as the first honorary member of the organization. He will make remarks to the public on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Like Gamma Xi Phi itself, hip-hop artist and producer Ess Vee was born and raised in the state of New Jersey. Born in Newark and raised in Irvington, Ess Vee's admirable work ethic and unbridled talent are bringing something old and something new to hip-hop.
Gamma Xi Phi was pleased to interview the talented Baron in September of 2012. The New Jersey-born and New York based performer has been in the entertainment industry since dropping his first album Troubled Man in 2004. Celebrity, released in 2008, earned Baron the Best Alternative Artist award at that year's Velocity Magazine Awards. His EP, Radioheart, was released in June 2012.