Redding opens first solo gallery art show

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    WASHINGTON, Jan. 01, 2006, 12:45 p.m. - Robert "Rob" Redding author, nationally syndicated radio personality and editor and publisher of ReddingNewsReview.com in February begins his first solo gallery art show.

    Redding's month long art show "Smeared" will be held at The Gallery at Warehouse on 1019 7th St., NW Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Convention Center from Feb. 1 to Feb. 26, 2006. The artist reception is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2006 at 5 p.m.

    Redding, 29, began painting at age 12 in Atlanta and currently lives on Capitol Hill. Until now he has exhibited his works in group gallery shows and solo art shows outside of galleries.

    "This an exciting chance for me to demonstrate my versatility as an artist and mark my contribution to an abstract art world still virtually closed to blacks," he said.

    Redding embarked on a tour from 2004 through last year taking his "Black Show" to the District and twice to Atlanta.

    In 2004, he landed seventh on the Artomatic 2004 "Pick List" of well known District art collector Philip Barlow.

    His artwork was also included in "Art House," an independent movie filmed at "Artomatic 2004."

    He is represented in Europe and Canada by Classic Art House located in Brussels, Belgium.   

    Redding's news program "Redding News Review" is syndicated in more than 30 cities.  He also runs ReddingNewsReview.com, an online breaking news Web site, which sends about 30,000 people across the web monthly.

    Redding is also author of the critically acclaimed e-book "Hired Hatred; Why politicians and the political prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from good government."

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