SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 31, 5:00-7:00PM
The City Hall Art Collection at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, DC will make its debut with a reception for the artists and the artwork from 5-7PM.
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
The artwork of 113 artists is on display in the Wilson Bldg. on the Ground floor through the 5th Floors in public hallways. The new public art collection of Washington, DC area artists showcases 100 artists including Bill Christenberry, Freya Grand, Sam Gilliam, Steven Kushner, Maggie Michael, Marie Ringwald, Robin Rose, Renee Stout, Lou Stovall, Alexandra Silverthorne, Renee Stout, Tim Tate, Yuriko Yamaguchi, and many others. The Collection is representative of the enormous creative talent in Washington, DC. You can see my painting and 12 other artists work including Sylvia Snowden, Betsy Damos, Gene Davis and Walter Kravitz in the Fifth Floor Ceremonial Hallway, Special Collection. 80% of the artists reside in DC and it is the largest collection of local art open to the public. Established and emerging artists are represented in this important City Hall Art Collection.
Hosted/sponsored by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
City Hall Art Collection
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Remarks @ 6:00 p.m.
General Public is Invited
Photo ID required to enter this building
Music by Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Combo
Food provided by Whole Foods Market
RSVP Requested to Carolyn.Parker@dc.gov or (202) 724-2042
Congratulations to Curator, Sondra Arkin for bringing excellence to light in the halls of Washington, DC with the City Hall Art Collection. Sondra has put in a lot of hard work over the year to make this exhibition a top notch collection. Come meet and congratulate her at the opening reception! Read Jessica Gould's (she's the new and welcomed WCP reviewer) article "If These Walls Could Gawk"
With over 4000 works to choose from in the first call, and 153 purchased by the Selection Panel, the arts commission is committed to adding work every couple of years. This will be the largest collection of DC artists on exhibition downtown open daily for visitors.
There are a number of parking garages nearby, but they highly recommend public transportation.
Enter through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.
Remarks begin at 6:00 —There will be "maps" of the collection at the Opening Reception and at the Security Desk in the future to help visitors find where the art is hung. Art will be on the Ground Floor through the 5th Floors in public hallways.
Read more at Nevin Kelley Gallery Blog