- Chuck Brown taking a picture of Thomas Sayers Ellis. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
The first ever gallery exhibition of go-go photographs, Thomas Sayers Ellis' "(Un)Lock It: the Percussive People in the Go-Go Pocket," closes next Saturday—with a party.
A closing reception will be held on October, 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. And, in keeping with the spirit of the show—a tribute not only to members of go-go bands, but behind-the-scenes folks and show-goers—there will be a go-go community photo taken just before the event, at 1:30 p.m.
Ellis, who in addition to being a photographer, is a poet and assistant professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, will also be reading "The Helicopter"—a piece written for go-go legend Anthony "Lil Benny" Harley, who died last year—and other works.
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Ave., SE.