Thursday, February 14, 2019

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand opens at the Morris Museum of Art


Many thanks to friends, family, and art supporters who came out to hear the artist talk and celebrate with us during the reception. I hope you will return to bring your family, friends and art lovers to see the exhibition in this jewel of a museum nestled in Augusta, Georgia! I'll be returning soon!

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand, opened to the public Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Morris Museum of Art. The exhibition features twenty-five bold, colorful, large-scale abstract paintings by renowned artist Anne Marchand, remains on display through April 14, 2019.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Anne Marchand says that growing up in such a colorful environment, redolent with Spanish, 
French, and African influences left a lasting impression on her color sensibility. She traveled widely throughout the South, which had a similarly profound effect on her developing a visual vocabulary of form and color derived from nature. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Auburn University in 1971 and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1975. Since the mid-seventies, she has lived and worked in Washington D.C. She and her artist husband have traveled widely, experiencing the visual cultures of Europe, Central America, India, and Thailand. All have served as inspiration for her art.

Her vibrant paintings are alive with shifting space, moving color, and animated lines. They reflect a range of perspectives: images of deep space, views from airplanes and automobiles, perceptions of natural and manmade textures and patterns, along with their emotional resonances, all distilled together. Her mature work is the result of years of experimentation, particularly with acrylic mediums and interference and pearlescent pigments. With these materials, qualities of radiance and light became active metaphors reflecting an inner state of being. Images of planets from the Hubble telescope inspired the painter to introduce circular imagery into her work. The nebulas and galaxies suggested biological structures, and Marchand realized the connection between space and the body as manifestations of the same universal energy. Her paintings capture a sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination.


“Space, color and mystery are calling cards to begin the work of layering materials on canvas,” said Marchand. “Moving with both conscious and spontaneous actions, I combine themes of spirit and matter. My choice of materials conveys transparent layers and depth of meaning reflecting the mysteries of creation and destruction. The painting process is metaphor for patterns emerging in nature and from invisible forces. I am drawn to images that open the viewer to questions about personal experience, consciousness and transformation.”

Marchand’s work has been recognized with many honors and awards. It is part of many corporate and private collections across the country, and has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries from New York to California. She teaches private classes and maintains a studio in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we celebrate the presentation of the stunning exhibition, 'Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand' in the galleries. Art Daily Article

Museum admission: members, FREE; nonmembers, $5 per person. Exhibition continues through April 14.
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The Morris Museum of Art was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992. It is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The museum’s permanent collection of five thousand works of art, dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present, represents every aspect of the region’s visual culture. The Morris is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit www.themorris.org or call 706-724-7501.



Marchand Programs supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and
Humanities, an agency which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts


HIGH-RES IMAGES & IMAGE CREDITS AVAILABLE / MEDIA CONTACT: / Nicole.mcleod @ themorris.org / 706-828-3815


Morris Museum of Art / 1 Tenth St. / Augusta, GA 30901 / 706.724.7501 / themorris.org

Friday, February 01, 2019

To conclude the commemoration of Zenith's 40th Anniversary Year, LOVE in all MEDIUMS




February 8 - March 23, 2019
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTIONS: 
Friday, February 8, 5-8 pm & Saturday, February 9, 3-6 pm
1429 Iris Street NW, Washington DC 20012

LOVE IN ALL MEDIUMS, our last in a series of anniversary exhibitions, concludes the commemoration of our 40th Anniversary year.  Giving a nice twist to a lovely year for the gallery, yet a difficult one for humanity, we have put together a show about love, kindness, and the important things in life.  We will show new works by many of our gallery artists.  

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hirshhorn and French Embassy To Organize Evening of Philosophy, Performance and Art Jan. 31

La Maison Française at the French Embassy Hosts DC Debut of ‘Night of Ideas,’ Featuring Keynote Speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

Note: The Night of Ideas, originally scheduled at the Hirshhorn Museum, has been moved to La Maison Française due to the government shutdown. 


The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will partner with the French Embassy and the  Judy and Peter Blum-Kovler Foundation to present the first Washington, D.C., edition of the Night of Ideas, a global marathon of ideas that will activate La Maison Française with talks and performances by today’s leading thinkers and creators, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–12 midnight. For one night only, guests will have the unique opportunity to hear from over 70 philosophers, sociologists, economists, musicians, artists and authors from the Washington, D.C., area and around the world. 

For its Washington debut, the Night of Ideas will explore the theme Facing Our Time” through a diverse range of topics, including civil rights, digital privacy, art and advocacy, economics, feminist philosophy, art history and more. A keynote address will be delivered by renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose internationally acclaimed books, including Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), Americanah (2013), We Should All Be Feminists (2014) and most recently, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), have been credited for starting a worldwide conversation about feminism.

“The Night of Ideas is a one-of-a-kind worldwide event, a global ‘marathon’ of ideas,” said French Ambassador Gérard Araud. “For this first edition in Washington, D.C., we have gathered an exceptional group of thinkers, musicians, performers and artists to forge links and provoke ideas that will resonate throughout the night.”

Participants will enjoy thought-provoking insights from luminaries including art critic, curator and Marcel Duchamp expert Bernard Marcadé; French philosopher Manon Garcia; artificial intelligence specialist Eric Gaussier; Senegalese economist and writer Felwine Sarr; author and national correspondent for The Atlantic Franklin Foer; privacy and public policy expert Dipayan Ghosh; the George Washington University Debate & Literary Society; and Smithsonian Year of Music co-curator Huib Schippers.

Dynamic performances from French visual artist Frédéric Nauczyciel and American voguing performer Marquis Revlon’s Marching Band Baltimore Project will punctuate the beginning and end of the event. The night will also include an interactive poetry performance by Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques, an instrumental interpretation of paintings into music by violinist David Schulman and a spoken word presentation by poet Charity BlackwellGuests will also enjoy pop-up art activations and in-gallery DJ performances throughout the night.

This presentation of the Night of Ideas will also feature: Raphaël Liogier (philosopher and sociologist), Fabien Truong (sociologist), Anastasia Colosimo (political scientist), David Levaï (environment expert), Jessica Mehta (poet), Ada Pinkston (artist) and Halcyon Arts Lab fellows Kristin AdairKelli Rae AdamsJessica MehtaTariq O’MeallyAda PinkstonAlthea Rao and Naoko Wowsugi.

The event is free and open to the public. *Registration required
While all tickets for the event have been reserved, we encourage everyone to join the waitlist, which can be accessed at www.nightofideasdc.com

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening thanks to Le Café Descartes.

A full list of activities can be found at https://www.nightofideasdc.com.

La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, 
DC 20007





Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MICHAEL BERRY DISPLAYS SERIES OF ETHEREAL LANDSCAPES IN “THIS MOMENT, THIS PLACE” EXHIBIT OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS AT BLACKROCK

Michael Berry - Distant Seas, archival digital pigment print
Maryland photographer uses a large-format camera and 4x5 sheet film to capture dramatic scenes discovered in National Parks across the U.S. and rural landscape near his home in Ijamsville 

Germantown, MD — BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Michael Berry: This Moment, This Place is on view through Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Terrace Gallery, located on the upper level of the multidisciplinary nonprofit arts center. Admission to the galleries at BlackRock is always free.

 In his solo exhibition This Moment, This Place, Berry explores the landscape, both near his home and on his travels, in a series of black and white photographs documenting the experience of a specific moment in a unique place.  

Learn more about the artist at: www.michaelberryphotography.com


EXHIBIT LOCATION: Terrace Gallery (upper level)
BlackRock Center for the Arts | 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
301-528-2260 | www.blackrockcenter.org

Michael Berry - The Triad, Eagle Lake, Mount Desert Isle, ME, archival digital pigment print.jpg

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Happy Holidays!


Seasons Greetings 
         Wishing you a Joyous Holiday and a New Year filled with Peace and Happiness.
 
Image: Anne Marchand. Refuge. 2018. 48 x 60 in. 
www.annemarchand.com

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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Capitol File Magazine Article Features ”District of Colors," DC Artists: Sam Gilliam, Jason Kaempf, Anne Marchand and Maggie O'Neil



Editor Michael Clements highlights D.C. artists using vibrant colors
in the December issue of Capitol File Magazine. 
To see the full Magazine Article Click HERE  Enjoy!





Full disclosure: I am featured in this article. ~ Anne Marchand


Friday, November 30, 2018

Paintings by Bradley Stevens Opens December 7 at Zenith

Zenith Gallery Presents:
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective
        Enlightenment, 36” x 34”, oil on linen 
Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates:
December 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019

Opening Reception to Meet the Artist:
December 7th, 5-8pm 
December 8th, 2-6pm, Gallery Talk at 3pm 
At 
1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012

In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers,in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art. Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12 – 6pm, or by appointment  202-783-2963