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Thursday, May 18, 2017

BLOODLINES OPENING THIS SATURDAY, MAY 20, 6:00-8:00 PM

 



Samera Paz, Untitled, 2017


BLOODLINES
Curated by Martina Dodd

Featuring Artists:
Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person,  
and members of àjé collective

May 20 - June 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 6:00-8:00PM

PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCES:

The Crowning
A Performance by Tsedaye Makonnen:
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:30PM

Cosmic Meditation
A Performance by àjé collective:
Saturday, June 3, 8:00-9:00PM

Transformer presents Bloodlines, a group exhibition curated by Martina Dodd. Seeking to challenge the societal norms and restraints imposed on the female form, Bloodlines explores the external and internal pressures and pleasures of the body.

Drawing from their own personal and collective experiences, artists Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person and members of the àjé collective examine the corporeal connectivity of their ancestral histories through works on paper, sculpture and performance. Works featured in Bloodlines tow the line between fascination and repulsion, directly addressing the stigmas associated with a woman's menstrual cycle, while subtly exploring the effects of time on the physical and social body by shifting the meaning and interpretation of selfhood.

Martina expands; "Through abstract renderings, Paz and Person both use their own menstrual blood as a medium, placing the viewer at the will of the material, while Hill's fragile yet imposing installation also commands attention as she references the invisible inheritance passed down from mother to offspring by reproducing the shedding, scarring and regeneration of skin on handmade paper. Through the exhibition's performance programming Makonnen highlights the intense physicality of birth while the àjé collective's performance explores the narrative ecologies of 'moonblood'."

Martina Dodd is a DC-based art historian and curator. Her concept driven shows have touched on topics relating to race, gender and power dynamics.  She is intrigued by the ways in which value is placed on art and seeks to examine the social impact material culture has on society.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment.

t r a n s f o r m e r
1404 P St NW
Washington  DC  20005
202.483.1102
www.transformerdc.org
 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An Exhibition Of Art And Politics In 2017 @The Press Club, Seaside, CA

California Peeps and visitors...........

Roberto Bocci, NATIONAL MONUMENT, from video roll of 149 images from the

People's Climate Change March in Washington, DC, 20X13 in.

Peter Charles, TWISTED COLUMN. steel, 8X72 in.

LIVE AT THE PRESS CLUB

GREEN CHALK CONTEMPORARY ASKS, "NOW WHAT?"

AN EXHIBITION OF ART AND POLITICS IN 2017



OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:00-8:00 pm.

PLACE: The Press Club, 1123 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA.

DATES OF EXHIBITION: May 25- June 30, 2017
Hours: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm Sat-Sun
Susan Hyde Greene, TEARS FOR A TROUBLED WORLD
mixed media on paper, 16X16 in.
Hosted by The Press Club, Green Chalk’s latest exhibition poses the question, “Now What?" Artists Peter Charles, Roberto Bocci, Jamie Dagdigian, Susan Hyde Greene, Richard James, Logan Norton, Rhossio Munoz, the Temple Sisters address issues of immediate relevance to a chaotic time in America. This exhibit is at The Press Club, and the show opens on May 25 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with a panel discussion.

Ms. Enns, director of Green Chalk Contemporary, observes “By asking the question of Now what, we are not only asking Now what happened but also Now what do we do? Now what can we imagine? Now what do we want our world to be? What?”

Themes addressed by artists in the exhibition include the public, private and personal reactions to the new administrations few months, including effects of and on the media, the status of gender, immigration and the environment.

Robert Bocci is a fervent believer in the importance of social justice, women’s rights, science, education for everybody and culture. Starting on January 21, he has documented march protests on the streets of Washington DC and most recently, the People’s Climate Change March. He mixes and marches along with the crowds shooting mid-range to close ups of people and signs. The resulting slide show for this exhibition can be considered a travelogue photography essay seeking to recreate the tension and feeling of being enveloped by the protestors and their antiestablishment slogan chants.

Peter Charles, known for his elegant and minimal approach to art, distills complex sensations and relationships as he alters, distorts or abstracts an idea to emphasize its essential character. About TWISTED COLUMN, he states, “The twisted column might symbolize a distorted and contorted Washington Monument...A comment on lies and distortions of truth and fact.” Charles recently relocated to San Luis Obispo, CA from Washington, DC.

Susan Hyde Greene contributes TEARS FOR A TROUBLED WORLD, a stitched image that addresses the fragile lives of children. She says, “There are so many terrifying issues that have been thrown into uncertainty; the environment, educational opportunities, race, gender identity and the very real threat of nuclear war.”

The opening reception happens from 5pm-8pm, with a panel discussion, including audience questions, from 6:30-7:30pm.

CONTACT:
Gail Enns, Director Green Chalk Contemporary202-253-4507 pr@greenchalkcontemporary.comwww.greenchalkcontemporary.com

Sara Rubin, Editor Monterey County Weekly
831-394-5656 ext. 120, sara@mcweekly.com

Thursday, May 04, 2017

ZCAF Silent Auction Fundraising Event & Online Auction


 Happy Birthday to ZCAF and to Margery Goldberg!
Give Zenith Community Arts Foundation and Margery a lovely birthday gift and support ZCAF

The Zenith Community Arts Foundation Cordially Invites You to 
A Silent Auction Fundraiser Event!
To Support ZCAF's Hands' on Workshop (HOW) Programs
Sunday, May 7, 5:00-8:00 pm
At the Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012



Auction items, Top row l-r: Sailor's Sunset by Susan Klebanoff, Three White Roses in a Pasta Jar, Resting on Books by Ibrihim, Good Girl Gets a Lollipop by Cassandra Gillens, Send in the Clouds by Michael Young. Bottom  row l-r: Rock Creek Park Near Tilden by Richard Fitzhugh, Bridging Troubled Waters by Richard Binder, Love in the Middle Ages by Stephen Hansen.


Auction Items, l-r top: Twist #2 by Paul Martin Wolff, Radio Flyer by Katharine Owens, Levanter by Joan Konkel, Precious Cargo by Julie Girardini, Speed of Light by Philip Hazard,  Reveille by Gavin Sewell.  Bottom row l-r:  Small Notes-Andantino by Ellen Sinel, Ruminations by Anne Marchand, Lost in the Jungle I by Francesca Britton, Hot Toddy by Joyce Zipperer, Cherry Silhouette by Liz Ashe.  AND MANY MORE

Don't miss out! ... ONLINE Auction ongoing from now until Sunday, May 7, 3:00 pm est.

Many more items are up for auction including spa treatments, legal services, restaurant certificates, gift cards, and more. 

Food for the event provided by CUBA CUBA Gallery Cafe.
Music by guitarist, Bill Freed.

Honorary Chairpersons: Ward 4 Councilman, Brandon Todd, and Councilman At-Large, Robert White
Hosted by Ron Nessen, who served as White House Press Secretary for President Gerald Ford, 1974-1977
Guest Speakers: Kay Kendall, Chairman of the D.C. Arts Commission, and Linda Donovan Harper, Board President of the D.C. Education Collaborative

Click Here to:  PURCHASE 1 TICKET

Click Here to:  PURCHASE 2 TICKETS
Click Here to make a tax deductible in the amount of your choosing:  DONATION
THANK YOU!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Meet the Artists - Art of Legacy Exhibition Set to Debut at Iconic Old Georgetown Theater

Closed Monday Productions LLC presents the Art of Legacy exhibition at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s. The exhibition features Washington DC area artists, John Blee, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Anne Marchand, Martha Spak and photographers Marissa White and Matt Leedham. Recently added to the exhibition, sculptor Raymond Kaskey and his famous sculpture Portlandia.

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from March 9-26, 2017. A reception “meet the artist” will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 5-7 pm at the newly renovated space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown. All artists will be available to meet and discuss their artwork.

“The Art of Legacy exhibition has successfully enhanced this exquisite newly renovated space featuring natural light and views of the unique outside garden. Curating the current show has reminded me of the importance of art in the community and why it matters.” says Marsha Ralls, “It’s a perfect meeting of historic DC with artists whose work reflects the very nature of the city.” Ralls, the curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, worked closely with architect Robert Bell to create a showcase for some of her favorite artists.

Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

To receive more information, or to attend the reception on March 19, please call (202) 450-7825 or email closedmondayproductions @gmail.com Interviews and images available upon request.
The gallery hours will be 12 PM until 5 PM March 10th through March 26th or by appointment.

Art of Legacy Pop Up Exhibition
1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC, Georgetown

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Hill Center Art and the City Opening Tonight! 6-8pm

Opening Tonight!

The Hill Rag's Art and the City Exhibition

Hill Center Galleries

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003


March 2 – April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.

The Hill Rag’s Art and the City
A column by Jim Magner
The Hill Rag
Executive Editor: Melissa Ashabranner
Managing Editor: Andrew Lightman
Art Director: Jason Yen
Welcome to the exhibition of the Hill Rag’s Art and the City “REvisit” artists.
For the 14th year of my column, Art and the City, I elected to look back at some of the artists I had profiled in years past. I was looking for contrasts—for the creative journeys that bring new directions and new perceptions.
What I found was dedication – a fervid reaching for excellence and evolving insights that let them soar higher, while ever-testing and questioning the meaning of it all.
For all of these artists, the intervening years have been full of art – full of seeing, searching, and living visually. By being creative, they have given true value to time.
This is a terrific show in the variety of subjects and styles. The quality of work is exceptional and intellectually exciting, from:
The ever-exploring idea art of Alan Braley,
The mystical watercolor landscapes of Tom Bucci,
The abstracted visual rhythms of Tati Kaupp,
The internal questioning force of Matt Sesow,
The passage through time and dancing colors of Jan Kern,
The exquisite oil landscapes of Andrei Kushnir,
The powerful abstract images of Anne Marchand,
The wonderfully whimsical drawings and pastels of Ellen Cornett,
The roaring social statements of Dana Ellyn,
The portraits and passions of Patrick Campbell,
The vision and award-winning landscapes of Barbara Nuss,
To the reaching and lifting river photography of Bruce McNeil.
Yes, the works are for sale…too often underpriced in my opinion – with 30% going to the support of Hill Center.

About Jim Magner:
I’ve been writing the Hill Rag column, Art and the City, since March 2002—14 years. I am an artist and writer. My book, A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist, has received awards and great reviews.
I have had a presence on Capitol Hill for 40 years in one capacity or another and have a fair number of paintings in personal collections scattered about the area.
I have also been a legislative assistant to a US senator and a teacher of kids with emotional disabilities. The former prepared me for the latter.
This show is generously sponsored by the Hill Rag.

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Hill Rag's Art and the City Exhibition Opening is March 8!

The Hill Rag's Art and the City Exhibition

Hill Center Galleries

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003

 

March 2 – April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.

The Hill Rag’s Art and the City
A column by Jim Magner
The Hill Rag
Executive Editor: Melissa Ashabranner
Managing Editor: Andrew Lightman
Art Director: Jason Yen
 
Welcome to the exhibition of the Hill Rag’s Art and the City “REvisit” artists.
For the 14th year of my column, Art and the City, I elected to look back at some of the artists I had profiled in years past. I was looking for contrasts—for the creative journeys that bring new directions and new perceptions.
What I found was dedication – a fervid reaching for excellence and evolving insights that let them soar higher, while ever-testing and questioning the meaning of it all.
For all of these artists, the intervening years have been full of art – full of seeing, searching, and living visually. By being creative, they have given true value to time.
This is a terrific show in the variety of subjects and styles. The quality of work is exceptional and intellectually exciting, from:
The ever-exploring idea art of Alan Braley,
The mystical watercolor landscapes of Tom Bucci,
The abstracted visual rhythms of Tati Kaupp,
The internal questioning force of Matt Sesow,
The passage through time and dancing colors of Jan Kern,
The exquisite oil landscapes of Andrei Kushnir,
The powerful abstract images of Anne Marchand,
The wonderfully whimsical drawings and pastels of Ellen Cornett,
The roaring social statements of Dana Ellyn,
The portraits and passions of Patrick Campbell,
The vision and award-winning landscapes of Barbara Nuss,
To the reaching and lifting river photography of Bruce McNeil.
Yes, the works are for sale…too often underpriced in my opinion – with 30% going to the support of Hill Center.

About Jim Magner:
I’ve been writing the Hill Rag column, Art and the City, since March 2002—14 years. I am an artist and writer. My book, A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist, has received awards and great reviews.
I have had a presence on Capitol Hill for 40 years in one capacity or another and have a fair number of paintings in personal collections scattered about the area.
I have also been a legislative assistant to a US senator and a teacher of kids with emotional disabilities. The former prepared me for the latter.
 
This show is generously sponsored by the Hill Rag.

The Art of Legacy Exhibit

Source: Daily Campello Art News

The Art of Legacy Exhibit, in the historic former space of the Georgetown Theater 1351 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Sponsored by Marsha Ralls Founder & CEO of Closed Monday Productions LLC along with architect Robert Bell. 

Cocktail reception Thursday, March 9 from 6 and 8 PM. Hours are 12 noon until 5 PM or by appointment March 9th- March 19, 2017.
See 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1050411408417740/ for more info. 


How do you mend a broken heart by Barbara Januszkiewicz -Acrylic on metal panel with resin, 42x44 

Closed Monday Productions LLC presents the Art of Legacy exhibition at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s.The exhibition features Washington DC artists, John Blee, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Anne Marchard, and photographers Tom Wolff, Marissa White and Matt Leedham. 

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from March 9-19, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 6-8 pm at the newly renovated space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown.
“I’m delighted to welcome spring with these iconic DC artists and photographers, and share their work in this historic space that has been lovingly restored,” says Martha Ralls, “It’s a perfect meeting of historic DC with artists whose work reflects the very nature of the city.” Ralls, the curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, worked closely with architect Richard Bell to create a showcase for some of her favorite artists.
Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

AWAKENING Opens February 10 in Carmel, CA

art exhibiiton, Carmel, California

Anne Marchand, SPACE OF LOVE, mixed media on canvas, 30x40 in.

Anne Marchand, Washington, DC, contributes SPACE OF LOVE, where mathematics and text-like symbols from religion or mythology allude to mechanisms that drive the human urge toward meaning and connection. Marchand says, "This election confirms the need to plunge deeply into the humanity that connects us all.”





February 10 - 26, 2017
Carmel Plaza, 3rd Floor Carmel-by-the-Sea
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017, 5:00- 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday noon - 4 PM

Green Chalk Contemporary is pleased to present Awakening – a collection of works by artists reacting to a new era in Washington. The show opens with a public reception and benefit for The Kinship Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Central Coast neglected and traumatized children through foster care, adoption, relative caregiving and mental health services, on February 10, 2017, 3rd Floor, Carmel Plaza, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Curated by Gail Enns, the show will feature contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture by American artists: Sharron Antholt, Annie Buckley, Kim Campbell, Kristin Casaletto, Peter Charles, Jamie Dagdigian, Kayhan Ghodsi, Susan Hyde Green, Peter Hiers, Anne Marchand, Logan Norton, Jane Olin, Robin V. Robinson, Tony Sheeder, Lisa Solomon, the Temple Sisters, Robin Ward and Martin Webb.

Ms. Enns, the owner and director of Green Chalk Contemporary, observes “This is necessarily a time of great change across the country, and with any change comes uncertainty, anxiety, hope and fear. Awakening helps make sense of this uncertainty by carefully observing and reflecting on how we arrived at this point in time and where we go from here.”

Themes addressed by artists in the exhibition include public, private and personal reactions to the 2016 elections, the continuing effects of media saturation, the shifting divisions of identity politics, the status of gender, and the opportunities for positive change that may emerge during a time of transition.

Awakening will be exhibited to the public on the Third Floor of Carmel Plaza, at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Junipero Avenue, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, from February 10 to February 26, 2017. The opening reception is scheduled on Friday, February 10, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


CONTACT: Gail Enns, Director | 202-253-4507 | pr@greenchalkcontemporary.com

Green Chalk Contemporary | www.greenchalkcontemporary.com