An artist whose work is inspired by different cultures will display her work during a reception.

Friday at the Gallery Underground Crystal City Shops. Adrienne Kralick, a D.C. area artist, will

share stories and photos of her international travels to India, Egypt, France, Spain and Africa.

She will also provide information about her charity called Painting a Brighter Future. Proceeds

from the sales will go toward her charity, which supports groups that help children in Africa and

the U.S..

The free event, from 5-8 p.m., is a solo exhibition of her work titled “Colors of the World.” The

name is a take on the song “Colors of the Wind” from the Disney movie Pocahontas, according

to a blog post by Kralick. She wrote that the song resonates with her art.

“Every painting tells a story, a place I visited, a person I met, a life that touched mine,” Kralick


Kralick said she hopes NAJA members will attend. The venue, 2100 Crystal Drive, is an 11

minute walk from the conference hotel.

-Tsanavi Spoonhunter