Dr. Victor Scott, Dr. Dianne Whitfield-Locke, Dr. Helen Kinard Scott and Bruce McNeil
DOCTORS Carnell Locke and Dianne Whitfield-Locke, owners of one of the most dramatic and comprehensive collections of African American art, welcomed guests from the art world to their home in the Woodmore community of Mitchellville, Maryland over the 4th of July holiday. The gathering was their Seventh Annual 4th of July Party, which also serves as a celebration of the dazzling art collection they have amassed in their home.
Dr. Dianne Whitfield-Locke and her husband Dr. Carnell Locke in front of a Richmond Barth?statue and a Charles White painting.
“THE LOCKE COLLECTION” includes such masters as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Hunt, Sam Gilliam, James Wells, Lois Mailou Jones, Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White and many more. The collection also has a Warhol, a Chagall, a Dali, and a Delacroix.
Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Interim Director, Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Va.; and Eric Key, Director, Arts Program, University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, Md.
“IT IS IMPORTANT for us to live with our art,” says Dianne Whitfield-Locke. “Why store it in boxes or storage facilities? My desire is for our guests, who are family, friends and local artists, to have a fun-filled artistic holiday.”
Dr. Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Dr. Carnell Locke in front of a Delacroix artwork.
Dr. WHITFIELD-LOCKE and her husband have adorned their lovely expansive home with hundreds of pieces of art from near and far. Since both of them are alumni of the Howard University School of Dentistry, they have a significant number of Howard artists represented in their collection.
Photographer Bruce McNeil in front of his work.
Artist E.J. Montgomery and Dianne Whitfield-Locke. On the wall in the background is an artwork by E.J. Montgomery.
A HIGHLIGHT OF the holiday party was the tour of the art throughout the house in which Dr. Whitfield-Locke described each piece and the artist who created it.
Carol Beane and artist Michael Platt and his work on the wall.