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Monday, August 07, 2017

Regime Opens at Equity Gallery this Wednesday in New York.

Opening This Week



This week at Equity GalleryRegime by Catherine Tafur opens.

Opening Reception: August 9, 6- 8 PM

Equity Gallery
245 Broome Street
(between Ludlow & Orchard)

Curated by Jessica L. Porter

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) Visual Arts Exhibition

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective.

This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public.

Opening Night Details
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6 - 8 pm
I Street Galleries
200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
RSVP here

GALLERY HOURS
Monday - Friday
9 am - 6 pm
Exhibition Closes Friday, August 11 at 6 pm 
 
About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Art of Legacy Pop-Up Closing Reception June 29, 6-8pm

The Art of Legacy Pop-Up is in it's final week this month. Stop by to see the work! 
 
Image: Anne Marchand, Argestes, 2017. Enamel, Acrylic, Ink on Canvas. 36" x 36"

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 10 Washington DC area artists, Painters; Anne Marchand, Ana Rendich, Rosetta DeBerardinis, John Blee, Laura Patten and Fabiano Amin; and Sculptors; Robert Haft and John Safer with photographers: Marisa S. White & Matt Leedham.

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from June 15th through June 29, 2017A final reception to meet the artists will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown. 
Please RSVP at closedmondayproductions@gmail.com. Artists will be present.

“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. I’m delighted to welcome these ten DC artists, in this fantastic space!” says Marsha Ralls. The curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, Ralls is truly honored to have long time sculptor John Safer in the exhibition. Safer, 94 has mentor sculptor Robert Haft also exhibiting in the show “Art of Legacy”. 

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.

The gallery hours will be 12 PM until 5 PM during this final week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or by appointment.

For information call (202) 450-7825 or email closedmondayproductions@gmail.com 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition

JUNE 28-OCTOBER 1, 2017


Safe by Alan Braley
Opening Reception: June 28, 6-8 pm
Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition features over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland and was juried by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant
Artists included are:
Mary Ellen Abrecht – Kasse Andrews-Weller – Nancy Arons – Ken Bachman – Anne Barnes – Walter Birkel – Ralph Blessing – Rachael Bohlander – Madison Bolls – Anne Bouie – Alan Braley – Sally Brucker – Judy Buelow – Christopher Buoscio – Adjoa J. Burrowes – Kimberley Bursic – Sally Canzoneri – Adam Chamy – Greta Chapin McGill – Anne Cherubim – Marilyn Christiano – Paula Cleggett – Pat Coates – Karen Cohen – Ron Colbroth – IBe’ Bulinda Crawley – Pamela Crockett – Sally Davies – Timothy DeVenney – Sam Dixon – Pamela Drobnyk – Sean Dudley – Elizabeth Eby – Cheryl Edwards – Nereide Ellis – Justyne Fischer – Kate Fitzpatrick – Christopher Fowler – Rik Freeman – Laurance Frierson – Bob Fuller – Kay Fuller – Abbie Fundling – Ric Garcia – Claudia Gibson-Hunter – Susan Goldman – M. Alexander Gray – Elizabeth Halper – Tara Hamilton – Robin Harris – David Harris – Nicol Hockett – Warren Jackson – Barbara Johnson – Wayson Jones – Alex Kasten – Gediyon Kifle  – Stana Kimball – Gloria Kirk – Lauren Kotkin – JoAnn Lamicella Laboy – Kevin Leonard – Addison Likins – Rachel Mann – Jane Mann – Aline Martinez – Kevin Milstead – Kathryn Mohrman – Morgan Monceaux – Nicholas Moses – Jenny Nordstrom – Linda Norton – Rindy OBrien – William Olexik – John Pacheco – Stacey Lane Patterson – Judith Peck – Luis Peralta Del Valle – Ann Pickett – Atousa Raissyan – Karl Rudd – Rick Ruggles – Dana Saxerud – Wil Scott – Judy Searles – Stu Searles – Sherry Selevan – Gail Shaw-Clemons – Anne Shields – Wendy Sittner – Alex Tolstoy – Maria Valle-Riestra – Carol Waite – Thomas Walsh – Richard Weiblinger – Joyce Wellman – Corinne Whitlatch – Bobbi Wolcott – Ju Yun – Lis Zadravec – Karen Zens

Brave New World by Addison Likins
My goal is to create a compelling and exciting exhibition..... include artistic sensibility, personal vision, execution, soulfulness and insightfulness. Most important is the power of the image and its emotional impact, i.e., a work of art that makes you think or feel. ~ Claude Elliott

About Claude Elliott

Claude Elliott, arts consultant, has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In 2013 he retired from Step Afrika! as Deputy Director. He interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art. He has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Mississippi.

Hill Center Galleries
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-549-4172 - HillCenterDC.org

Monday, June 19, 2017

Closed Monday Exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography at Old Georgetown Theater

Closed Monday Productions presents an exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s. The exhibition includes local painters, Anne Marchand, Ana Rendich, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Fabiano Amin, Laura Patten and John Blee; and sculptors: Robert Haft and John Safer; with photographers: Marisa S. White and Matt Leedham.

Art of Legacy Pop Up @ former Historic Georgetown Theatre, Washington, DC

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from Thursday, June 15th, 2017 through June 30, 2017. An artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM and a final hosted reception to meet the artists will be on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown.

“I’m delighted to welcome these ten DC artists, in this fantastic space!” says Marsha Ralls. The curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, Ralls is honored to have long-time friend and sculptor, John Safer, included this exhibition. Safer, 94, mentored sculptor, Robert Haft, also exhibiting in the show “Art of Legacy”. Safer most recent public work UNITY, 60 feet high and weighing eighteen thousand pounds and unprecedented in scale, was installed two years ago at the $1.4 Billion MGM resort at the National Harbor.

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.

Gallery Hours by appointment. closedmondayproductions[at]gmail[dot]com

Attention Media: To receive more information, or to attend the talk on June 24th or the closing reception on June 29, 2017, please call (202) 450-7825.
Interviews and images available upon request. Or contact email: closedmondayproductions [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Strictly Painting 11

Opening Exhibition Reception

Thursday, June 15
7:00 until 9:00 pm
MPA@ChainBridge


From left: John Adams, Janis Goodman, Sally Kauffman, and Paul Hrusa
Reception this Thursday, June 15 at MPA@ChainBridge for the opening of Strictly Painting 11, a juried biennial exhibition presenting the work of artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The juror for Strictly Painting is Anne Reeve, Assistant Curator at Glenstone, a private museum near Washington, DC devoted to modern and contemporary art.
Strictly Painting 11 features the following artists:
  • John Adams
  • Nancy Bruce
  • Thomas Bunnell
  • Delna Dastur
  • Kimberly DiNatale
  • Steven Dobbin
  • Suzanna Fields
  • Andy Foster
  • Heidi Fowler
  • Cianne Fragione
  • Janis Goodman
  • Maggie Gourlay
  • Susan Grace
  • Sarah Hardesty
  • Paul Hrusa
  • Sally Kauffman
  • Joanne Kent
  • Sun Sook Kim
  • Betsy Packard
  • Alison Powers
  • Judith Pratt
  • Carol Reed
  • Sharon Shapiro
  • Alexandra Sherman
  • Casey Snyder
  • Monica Stroik
  • Daniel Sullivan
  • Kim Thorpe
  • Lisa Tubach
  • Jessica van Brakle
  • Jenny Walton
  • Ann Marie Williams
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested
Strictly Painting runs June 15 through August 12, 2017.

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