Authenticity and Identity Panel Discussion 4.21.21

Join exhibition director Robert Bettmann for a panel discussion on the topic of artistic identity and authenticity, featuring artists Kim B Miller, Regie Cabico, and Terence Nicholson. The panel will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. US EST.

This online event is occurring as part of the Jewish Authenticity and Identity visual arts exhibition. Authenticity and Identity investigates contemporary identity through than 70 works of painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking by contemporary Israeli artists, European artists, and artists from around the United States, including many from the Washington, D.C. region. 

Issues considered by the Jewish artists in the exhibition may be similar to those experienced by other segments of creatives. Join Robert Bettmann and invited artists guests to discuss.

Kim B Miller is an award-winning spoken word poet, the Poet Laureate for Prince William County. She is the First African American Poet Laureate for PWC, VA. Her poems have been published in African Voices magazine, a Portuguese haiku anthology, the Washington City Paper, and a number of magazines and books. Her latest poetry book, My Poetry is The Beauty You Overlook (2021.) Kim is a motivational speaker that cultivates growth, using her words to connect people to their strength. She makes empowerment touchable so you can obtain it. Kim is a facilitator, providing interactive workshops that are fun and informative, including recently for the University of California, Berkeley. Her website is

Regie Cabico is a Filipino American poet and spoken word artist. He is featured on two seasons of Def Poetry Jam on HBO (produced by Russell Simmons) and has been called ‘the Lady Gaga of spoken word’. He is an “out and proud” gay man, and a master educator who works with students in the schools and for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, and numerous others, training arts educators.

Terence Nicholson is a native Washingtonian and a longtime resident of Anacostia. A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art, he was a recipient of the Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship Award. His solo show, “Intro-Circumspective” at Willow Street Gallery in D.C. received critical acclaim, and he served as Curator for Honfleur Gallery and Art Director of Anacostia Arts Center. He currently works as an Exhibit Specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Katzen Museum of Art in Washington D.C. Terence has recorded and toured worldwide as a composer, producer, and improvisational lyricist with Jazz saxophonist Steve Coleman, pianist Omar Sosa, and Hip-Hop band, Opus Akoben. He has been a practitioner and teacher of Chinese martial arts for over thirty years, and holds over twenty gold medals from national and international tournaments. In 2018, he won the 6th Annual World Kuoshu Tournament. He has taught self-defense and Tai Chi classes for community and professional organizations and businesses, including the World Bank and the White House staff under the Obama administration.