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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Jackson Art Center


SPRING! OPEN STUDIOS
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2008 / 12 NOON - 5 P.M.

Jackson Art Center is located at 3048 1/2 R Street, NW.
It is off Wisconsin Avenue and across the street from Montrose Park and the beautiful gardens of Dumbarton Oaks. It sits on the hill above M Street, the main street of Georgetown. Parking is available along R Street and the adjoining Avon Lane.

Carlotta Hester / ELEMENTAL JOURNEY



I had a delightful visit with DC artist Carlotta Hester at Govinda Gallery this weekend. Ms. Hester is showing a series of limited edition works on paper derived from a selection of pages from her sketchbooks.





"ELEMENTAL JOURNEY conveys her insights and experiences gathered along her journeys through different spaces - whether they are the arts and cultures of other countries, the movements of everyday life, or the interior dimensions of the soul. These themes are translated into Hester’s vocabulary of colors, text, and objects. Hester's “collected bits of life” are arranged into explorations of material, techniques, and ideas, all of which produce an imagery in her work that is rich with symbolism."

Sketchbooks are an integral part of Hester’s life, a portable home for memories, thoughts, and dreams.

Elemental Journey continues through May 31, 2008.

Govinda Gallery
1227 34th Street NW, Washington DC 20007
T. + 202.333.1180
Contact: popart@govindagallery.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday , 11AM – 6PM

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ARTOMATIC IN DC

Artomatic Comes to NoMa May 9–June 15, 2008


Artomatic is a month-long multimedia arts event that draws together visual artists, musicians and performers and brings their work to the community without charge.

The NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) will host this year’s Artomatic, the Washington, D.C. area’s homegrown art extravaganza. From May 9 through June 15, 2008, up to 1,000 local and regional artists will exhibit their works on eight floors of the Capitol Plaza 1 building, located at 1st and M Streets, N.E., just one block from the New York Avenue Metro station.

Opening night is Friday, May 9 and the show closes on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Check website for timings. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Capitol Plaza I
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC

Monday, April 28, 2008

Colors of the Wind


The Mexican Cultural Institute cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibit

Colors of the Wind


Oil paintings, engravings and lithographs from the Mexican School of Down Art at the John Langdon Down Foundation

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008
6:30 to 8:30 PM


Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Business attire
Free Admission / Limited Space Available
R.S.V.P. (202) 728 1675 or

icmdc@instituteofmexicodc.org

Raye Leith at Knew Gallery

I had the pleasure of meeting Washington, DC artist Raye Leith at her Open Studio this weekend at 52 O Street. She is showing a new body of work, portraits of famous faces, at the Knew Gallery,
including:

Anna-Nicole Smith
John Lennon
Nancy Pelosi
Adrian Fenty
Albert Einstein
ML King
Alexandra Wentworth
Marsha Rawls
Septime Weber
George Bush
Giorgio Furioso
Valerie Plame

The exhibition opened April 25th and closes May 20th.

Knew Gallery

http://www.knewgallery.com/
Raye’s Web Site: http://www.52ostreetstudios.org/artist/leith/index.html

Knew Gallery
Mailing and By Appointment
1140 23rd Street NW Ste. 602
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 413-2687
Tel 2: (202) 338-4588

New book, A WRITER'S SPACE


ERIC MAISEL'S new book, A WRITER’S SPACE has just been published.
Peek at it on Amazon HERE.

for information on Eric Maisel's books and services
please visit http://www.ericmaisel.com

Crystal Flight

Crystal Flight - a celebration of Art and Air organized by the Crystal City BID (Artomatic's partner in the 2007 Artomatic) - is on the ground.

Check out the painted planes in Crystal City, VA

Crystal Flight Blog.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist

05/09/2008 - 08/03/2008
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist
presents the first nationally touring retrospective of Aaron Douglas (1899-1979), one of the most influential visual artists from the Harlem Renaissance. This exhibition brings together more than 80 rarely seen works by the artist, including paintings, prints, drawings and illustrations. Susan Earle, curator of European and American art at the Spencer Museum of Art, organized the exhibition; Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is the coordinating curator.

Symposium
Friday, May 9, 1-5 p.m.


Celebrate the work and legacy of Aaron Douglas with some of the foremost experts on the artist. Participating scholars are Richard Powell (Duke University), Amy Kirschke (University of North Carolina, Wilmington), Rene Ater (University of Maryland), and Susan Earle (Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence). Kinshasha Holman Conwill, deputy director of the Smithsonians National Museum of African American History and Culture, will moderate, and University of Maryland Professor Emeritus David Driskell will deliver the keynote address.

McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
Smithsonian American Art Museum and
the National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Information: 202-633-1000

Encaustic Slide Lecture and Demonstration

at McLean Project for the Arts
Saturday, May 31, 10 am - 1 pm


Learn about the history and contemporary use of the encaustic technique and experience a demonstration by Reni Gower, VCU painting professor and curator of the current exhibition at MPA, The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic.
$10 per person; Reservations required
For reservations, call 703-790-1953 or email info@mpaart.org.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean.
Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm and saturday 1 -5 pm
For more information call 703-790-1953 or visit http://www.mpaart.org

PAINTINGS by Willem de Looper / Sondra Arkin

PASS GALLERY
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday May 2nd 7-10 P. M.
This exhibit continues thru May 31, 2008

GALLERY OPEN: Tuesdays and Saturdays 1-5 PM and by appointment.
LOCATED: At the rear 1617 S Street N.W.

CONTACT: Richard Siegman (202) 745-0796

Enter alley between S and Swann Street NW
PASS GALLERY / WASHINGTON DC

DRAMA QUEENS


Nouvella by Chris Malone, soft sculpture / Teddy Bears Picnic by Shelley Laffal, oil on canvas

Shelley Laffal / Chris Malone
May 2 - June 1, 2008

Reception: Friday May 2, 6-9pm & Saturday, May 3, 3-6pm

Fantasy and phantasmagoria run through this exhibition featuring the dramatic work of two unique artists, exploring and expressing their mystical selves. Shelley Laffal and Chris Malone, the former a long-time Zenith artist and the other, new to the gallery, make a fine pairing in this imaginative show that will grab your attention even before you walk through the door.

In her new work, Shelley Laffal has painted Drama Queen portraits with her vibrant color and trademark heat, mixing beauty and irony with the darker side. A Washington native, Laffal has been featured in 13 solo and group shows at Zenith since 1988, exhibiting her paintings and sculptures in themed food shows, Humor shows, Anniversary shows, Gallery Artists shows and other exhibitions. An artist of intensity, she has shown her work in galleries in the Mid-Atlantic region, Florida, Illinois and New Mexico, and placed them in private collections in the Washington metropolitan area and beyond.

As for Chris Malone, his endearing, animated large-scale African and New Guinean soft-sculpture creatures’ eyes twinkle and bodies dazzle, all decorated with beads and exotic material. Raised in Ohio, Malone moved from Boston to Washington in 1992 to work at the National Zoo where he cared for the giant pandas Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling. Serendipity, talent and a life-long fascination that started with doll-making soon led this self-taught artist into the art world and since then his pieces have been featured in galleries in New York, New Orleans, Baltimore and our area, and in private collections.


Zenith Gallery
202-783-2963
www.zenithgallery.com
art@zenithgallery.com

413 Seventh Street NW,
Washington DC 20004

Saturday, April 26, 2008

heART of the tree



30+ Years of Exotic Wood Sculpture & Sculpted Furniture
by Margery E. Goldberg


April 28 – June 29, 2008
Meet the Artist: Thursday, May 15, 5:30-8:30pm

Zenith Gallery owner and artist, Margery E. Goldberg, has been sculpting for most of her life and in her upcoming retrospective exhibition, heART of the tree, you can see her 30+-year love affair with the material she transforms into sleek, elegant wood sculptures and furniture, sometimes adding neon, glass and even baseball bats.

Curated by Zenith Gallery, heART of the tree will be at the Alternative Gallery Space
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (corner of 12th & Penn)
Washington DC 20004

Hours: Weekdays, 8am -7pm / Saturdays & Sundays, appointment only,
call 202-783-2963
art@zenithgallery.com www.zenithgallery.com

Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976

May 04, 2008 - September 21, 2008

FIRST MAJOR U.S. EXHIBITION IN 20 YEARS TO RETHINK ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, ACTION/ABSTRACTION: POLLOCK, DE KOONING, AND AMERICAN ART, 1940–1976,

OPENS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM ON MAY 4, 2008

NEW YORK, NY – The Jewish Museum will present Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 from May 4 through September 21, 2008. In the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed, fifty key works by 31 artists – among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko – will be viewed from the perspectives of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture. Following its New York City showing, the exhibition will travel to the Saint Louis Art Museum from October 19, 2008 to January 11, 2009, and the Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY from February 13 to May 31, 2009.

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, New York 10128
Phone: 212.423.3200

Cuisine des Artistes


is seeking artists and chefs to participate in this exciting and fun event.

They have openings for artists to work by themselves or with well-known chefs. Click here for more info.

Confirm artists working with chefs by May 3 and artists who want to create appetizers on their own by May 18.

LottArt in Baltimore

Friday, April 25, 2008

New Work in Town / Susan Bottrell


time was all I wanted
50cm x 50cm
collage, india ink, acrylic on wood

While in Paris this month, Susan Bottrell and I met over coffee in a quaint Parisian coffee house (they are all quaint)! Susan is an American living in Paris for the past 10 years. She is a good artist who incorporates mixed media into her acrylic paintings. I admire her process orientation in today's world of conceptual art. In her own words,

"To work means to be alive, alive to the work, the questions, the sifting, the rejecting. Alive to the process. I approach a surface not with an image in mind but with material (paint, varnish, ink, charcoal, pencil, thread, collage, etc.) to communicate with another piece of material (canvas, wood, paper). Until finally word and the image become one.." SB

Susan was born in Fairfax, Virginia and continues to visit the DC metropolitan area. The painting, time was all I wanted, can be seen at the Zenith Gallery in Washington, DC USA.

Susan Bottrell is exhibiting in the 53rd Salon d'Art Contemporain de Montrouge, an overview exhibition of major trends that drive the concerns of young contemporary artists. Exhibition runs from April 26 until May 14, 2008. The Opening is today April 25, 2008. Congratulations Susan!

You can see more of Susan Bottrell's work on her website at http://susanbottrell.uing.net/

City Paper Best of DC

Congrats to Phillipa Hughes for being voted Best Career-Changer 2008 by the Washingon City Paper.

AMY LIN

"Interaction"
April 10 – May 5, 2008


Listen to Amy Lin speak about her ongoing show at The Art League gallery.
Saturday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m.


The Solo-Artist Gallery in The Art League Gallery
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
For further information on this show, please call The Art League Gallery at 703-683-1780.

ArtSpace


Cellular Photography Show 2008
April 25th - 6:00 – 8:00 PM


ArtSpace in Shaw will have an opening reception for Cellular Photography featuring, among others, two-time Exposed winner Amber Baum. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

New Community's ArtSpace
614 S Street, NW | Washington, DC 20001

LE FEMME

Art Whino's gallery at National Harbor opens tonight
April 25th, 2008 from 6pm to Midnight
with

An exhibition featuring the art of Leah Sarah Bassett,
and also introducing four new artists to the Art Whino Collaboration:
Francesco D'Isa, Lisa Adams, Patrick Fatica and Nicolas Gracey

National Harbor, MD, Art Whino

Art Whino announces: Le Femme: A Look into the Female Psyche, The Art of Leah Sarah Bassett. The Le Femme exhibition will also showcase four new artists being added to the Art Whino Collaboration: Francesco D'Isa, Lisa Adams, Patrick Fatica and Nicolas Gracey. The opening reception is April 25th, 2008 from 6pm to Midnight at our new National Harbor location. 173 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

DJ Stylo will be on the turntables.

Special performances by I.R.E and LaVondra Shinholster.

The exhibition will run through May 25th

For directions visit www.nationalharbor.com/Directions.aspx . National Harbor is also accessible by water taxi. Please visit www.potomacriverboatco.com for more info.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday and Monday Noon – 6pm

Gallery Phone 301.567.8210

Thursday, April 24, 2008

McLean Project for the Arts, Art Appetizers

Join MPA and host Chain Bridge Bank for great food, wine, conversation and, of course, great art at Art Appetizers on Friday, April 25 at 7 - 9 pm. Art Appetizers promises to be a lively evening among intriguing art in the galleries at MPA. Current Exhibition
The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic @ McLean Project for the Arts runs until June 7 at McLean Project for the Arts.

The cost for Friday's Art Appetizer Event is $15 per person. For more information or reservations, call Dabney Cortina at 703-790-1953 or email at dcortina@mpaart.org.

In the News WaPo Article By Michael O'Sullivan.

Additionally, on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., VCU painting professor and exhibition curator Reni Gower will be giving an encaustic slide lecture and demonstration. Tickets to Art Appetizers cost $15; tickets to the demonstration cost $10. Call 703-790-1953 or email info[at]mpaart.org for reservations.

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101
703-790-1953
www.mpaart.org

Art Wrap

There's a good article in the Georgetowner on Carlotta Hester’s Journals at Govinda Gallery By John Blee HERE.

Carlotta Hester at Govinda Gallery Through May 31, 2008
1227 34th Street NW, Tues. – Sat. 11AM – 6PM)
An exhibition of pigment prints of two of Hester's journals that have just been shown in Ireland and Havana.

STAGED on Exhibit at LOFTS ELEVEN

Thursday, April 24th 6:30-8:30pm
Lofts Eleven Penthouses - 1125 11th St, NW (11th & M st)

The Washington Project for the Arts & Taurus Development
STAGED on Exhibit at LOFTS ELEVEN

Meet Neighborhood Artists and Preview New Work
rsvp@taurusdev.com

STAGED on exhibit at LOFTS ELEVEN, April 24, 6:30 -8:30pm. The Washington Project for the Arts and Taurus Development Group invite you to meet neighborhood artists and preview new work on exhibit at LOFTS ELEVEN.

featuring:
Bridget S. Lambert
Steve Frost
Nathan Manuel
Anita Walsh
Annie Peters

New Update on Orphan (Art) Works

FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS' PARTNERSHIP
Today (4/23) the House and Senate sent us draft copies of the new Orphan Works Act of 2008. They haven't officially released it yet, but we've been told the Senate will do so this week. A quick analysis confirms our worst fears and our early warnings. If these proposals are enacted into law, all the work you have ever done or will do could be orphaned and exposed to commercial infringement from the moment you create it.

You've probably already heard Mark Simon's webcast interview with Brad Holland. If not, please listen to it at: http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan.html

Then forget the spin you've heard from backers of this bill. This radical proposal, now pending before Congress, could cost you your past and future copyrights.

The Illustrators' Partnership is currently working with our attorney - in concert with the other 12 groups in the American Society of Illustrators Partnership to have our voices – and yours - heard in Congress. They'll keep you posted regarding how you can do your part.

Please forward this information to every creative person and group you know. Mr. Holland and Mr. Simon have given their permission for this audio file to be copied and transferred and replayed.

For additional information about Orphan Works developments, go to the IPA Orphan Works Resource Page for Artists http://www.illustratorspartnership.org/01_topics/article.php?searchterm=00185

If you wish to be added to the mailing list, email: illustratorspartnership@cnymail.com
Place "Add Name" in the subject line, and provide your name and the
email address you want used in the message area.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kate MacDonnell and Colby Caldwell at Civilian Art Projects

100 ways to kneel and kiss the ground

Kate MacDonnell's conversation with photographer and art professor Colby Caldwell on Saturday, April 26th (the last day of the show) - an art conversation with Kate MacDonnell, Colby Caldwell, and you. Civilian Art Projects is going to free form it as words and topics inspired from Kate's exhibition, 100 ways to kneel and kiss the ground, provoke thoughts and discussion.

Saturday, April 26th
3pm. Free.
RSVP info@civilianartprojects.com

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington DC
(202) 347-0022

Public Art Building Communities / Call to Artists

Application Deadline: Friday, May 23, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.
Project Budget: $75,000


This Call is open to local professional artists who reside in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland though preference will be given to artists who reside in Washington D.C. The Selection Panel will give preference to artists who have experience in the design, development, and execution of public art projects.



For more information on the Public Art Building Communities Program visit the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities website at: http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/site/default.asp (“Public Art Programs”).

For more info about Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Art in Transit Program visit: http://www.wmata.com/about/intro/index.html.

52 O Street OPEN STUDIOS

2008 OPEN STUDIOS

April 26-27, Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM - 5 PM


TWENTY-FOUR ARTISTS, in one building, working in a wide range of media and styles open their studios for a rare glimpse into the process behind their art. This free event provides the visitor the opportunity to purchase artwork and meet the artists in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Occupying 28,000 square feet, over four floors, 52 O Street Studios is one of the largest and oldest buildings dedicated to the practice of Fine Arts in Washington, DC.

52 O Street Studios is located a short walk from Metro's New York Avenue Red Line stop, amidst the burgeoning North Capitol Street corridor. The artists working here are proud of this historic building, its idiosyncrasies, and the myriad of artists who have created here in the past.

Today, the building is occupied by painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, woodworkers, and video artists who seek to continue and advance the guiding principle behind its opening in 1979, "to create an affordable working space for artists in Washington DC."

This year's artists include:

Stevens Jay Carter, Luke Idziak, Brooke Clagett, B. Neal Jones, Betsy Damos, Micheline Klagsbrun, Chris Edmunds, Raye Leith, Adam Eig, Greg McLellan, Thom Flynn, Brandon Moses, Cianne Fragione, Kendall Nordin, H2O n2 Wine Films, H2O n2 Wine Films, Mike Harris, Gabriel Thy, Matt Hollis, Ben Tolman

The 22nd Annual FILMFEST DC


Washington DC's International Film Festival
April 24 through May 4, 2008


This year focuses on New Latin American cinema and Politics on Film. Special guests and events for every age will be featured. Encompassing a global range of cultures, music, and politics, Filmfest DC will represent cinema from over 30 countries. "This is an exciting year for the festival. We have a large selection of DC premieres, international festival headliners and award winners plus a handful of Official Foreign Language Film Oscar® Selections. In addition, we are offering a strand of films from Washington DC directors," said Festival Director Tony Gittens.

Highlights

Thursday, April 24
Filmfest DC's Opening Night Gala will feature the premiere of the French film Two
Ladies at the Historic Lincoln Theatre at 7:00 pm. Guests will include the director, stars and producer of the film. A reception with live music and dancing will follow under a tent behind the Lincoln.

Friday, April 25
Patti Smith in person for the screening of her new film Patti Smith: Dream of Life, 9:30 pm at the Lincoln Theatre.

Also
Made in Jamaica, a film featuring the sounds of Gregory Isaacs, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, Bunny Wailer, Beres Hammond, Third World, Toots, and Capleton, 6:30 pm, Lincoln Theatre. A complete list of films and events is available at: www.filmfestdc.org

Tickets for most screenings are $10.00 each and can be purchased in advance at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-800-955-5566.Tickets may be purchased online at http://filmfestdc.org/tickets.cfm

VENUES:
* Regal Cinemas, 701 7th St., NW
* Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., NW
* Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut, Ave., NW
* AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin, Ave., NW (select days)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day at Zenith Gallery tonight

Come downtown with me tonight to Zenith Gallery's Earth Day Celebration.

What Remains: The American Landscape is opening with a reception at Zenith Gallery tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Celebrating Earth Day, artist Bradley Stevens will be on hand to sell his limited edition prints. Proceeds will go toward the Trust for Public Land as part of an initiative to use art to benefit the environment.

Meet Zenith Gallery artists in the Trees of Life Exhibition which runs thru April 27.

April 22, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Zenith Gallery
413 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-783-2963
Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 11am-6 pm,
Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-5 pm

Art Anonymous

SAVE THE DATE / May 10, 2008 / 6pm
I will have 2 works in this show. New and seasoned collectors will have a field day promoting this worthy cause. Take home great art at great prices.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and FRIENDS of the Corcoran are proud to host their first Art Anonymous fundraiser, benefiting the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s BFA Scholarship Fund. Leading contemporary artists will offer for sale original, postcard-sized works alongside the creations of students, faculty, and staff of the Corcoran College of Art + Design and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. All works are only $100—the catch: all artwork is signed on the back, so the identity of the artist will remain a mystery until after the purchase.

Art Anonymous is an exciting and affordable way to add to your collection. Anyone could walk away with a fantastic bargain—will you?

Reception, drinks, and dancing included.

*Saturday, May 10, 2008
Members $50, Non-Members $65
All works $100
Raffle for the first 10 picks $50

6 p.m. Preview and Raffle
7 p.m. Bidding Opens
Drinks and dancing until 11 p.m..

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

RSVP for this event by May 1, 2008. For more information and to register, please click here or call (202) 639-1753.
Works will be available for viewing beginning May 1 in advance of the event in the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Gallery 31. To access Gallery 31, please use the New York Avenue entrance.

Participating artists include: Irene Abdou, John M. Adams, Dana Aldis, Geoffrey Aldridge, Shahdeh Ammadi, Alida Anderson, Tim Anderson, Sondra N. Arkin, John Aquilino, Geoff Ault, Patricia Autenrieth, Jennifer Axner, Malena Barnhart, Jessica Grace Bechtel, Diane Blackwell, Lisa Blas, Raya Bodnarchuk, Tanya Bos, Richard Boswell, Mark Cameron Boyd, Joseph Bradley, James Brantley, Courtney Bratun, Lindsay Bratun, Julia Braun, Jean Brinton- Jaecks, Andrew Brown, Jason Bulluck, Renee Butler, Craig Cahoon, Colby Caldwell, F. Lennox Campello, Julie Carrasco, Stevens Jay Carter, Julie Casey, Gloria Cesal, Sarah Chamberlain, Amy Chan , Natalie Cheung, Nannette A. Clark, Lauren Clay, Michael Clements, Genevieve Cocco, Cindy Ann Coldiron, Tim Conlon, Bryan Conner, Sarah Coombs, Ellen Cornett, Patricia Correa, Adger W. Cowans, Robert Creamer, Christopher Cunetto, Emily Cunetto, Christopher Cunningham, Jasmine Daraie, John Deamond, Adam de Boer, Marianela de la Hoz, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Francks F. Deceus, Kate Demong, Jennifer DePalma, Rosanna Dixon, Nancy D. Donnelly, Joel D’Orazio, Katie Drenga, Nekisha Durrett, Steven Eson, Lori Esposito, Steven E. Frost, Lee Gainer, Lacey Gentry, Casey Goldman, Janis Goodman, Pat Goslee, Liz Gordon & Anna (Na Kyung) Ahn, Melissa Green, Tom Green, Lauri Hafvenstein, Mohamed A. Hamo, Rion Harmon, Carol Harrison, Jonathan Hartshorn, Stephen Hay, Sean Hennessey, Dayan Herrara, Randall C. Holloway, Jackie Hoysted, Michal Hunter, Melissa Ichiuji, Megan Irving, Ema Ishii, Harry L. Jaecks, Chris Jamison, Susan Jamison, Ian Jehle, Ryan Carr Johnson, Sue Johnson, David Jolkovski, Adam Jones, Coty Jones, Benjamin Gray Jones, Courtney Jordan, Mila Kagan, Margaret Kepner, Amy Kincaid, Marti Deppa Kirkpatrick , Nick Kirkpatrick, Katherine Kisa, William Knipscher, Steve Lakatos, Nick Lamia, Joshua Levine, Gina Marie Lewis, Katie Lewis , Amy Lin, Heidi Lippman, Carol Lukitsch, Raymond MacDonald, Akemi Maegawa , Dana Maier, Susan Makara, Isaac Maiselman, Isabel Manalo, Joey P. Manlapaz, Katherine Mann, Nathan Manuel, Anne Marchand, James Marshall (Dalek), Madeline Marshall, Myra Maslowsky, Leah Matthews, Cory May, Lisa McCarty, John McDaniel, Joseph McSpadden, Robert Mellor, Ashleigh Nicole Meusel, Trace Miller, Adrienne Mills, Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, Camille Mosley-Pasley, Marci Nadler, Otto Neals, Emilia Olsen, Kerry O’Neil, Jonathan Ottke, David Page, Paulette Palacios, Chul Beom Park, Annie Peters, Brian Petro, Pamela Phillips, Ryan Pierce, Michael B. Platt, Nick Popovici ,Antonio Puri, Carole Rabel Nicoteri, Camden M. Richards, Marcel Richter, Charlotte Riley-Webb, Emily Rockwell, Andrew Roda, Lisa Rosenstein, Michael Knud Ross, Ron Rumford, Anna Samaha, Nancy Scheinman, Kahn & Selesnick, Mike Shaffer, Joanna Silver, Kristy Simmons, John Simpkins-Camp, Kerry Skarbakka, Paul So, Judy Southerland, Ashley A.. Sullivan, Lynn Sures, Zach Storm, Erik Swanson, Jordan Swartz, Tim Tate, Steve Taylor, James Stephen Terrell, Katurah L. Thomas, Kevin Tierney, Erwin Timmers, Susan Powell Tolbert, Patricia Truitt, Alexia Tryfon, Nicholas Tryfon, Katie Tuss, Linn Meyers and Bert Ulrich, Jessica van Brakle, Izel Vargas , Oliver Vernon, Ivi Volanska, Christopher Walker, Cheryl Warrick, Ellyn Weiss, Moon Young Wohn, Sharon Wolpoff, Antoinette Wysocki, Thomas Xenakis, Lindsey Nicole Yancich, Michelle Yo, Trevor Young, and Toopy Zerotree.

Monday, April 21, 2008

New Blog in Town - Wash., DC

Fellow DC artist and friend Ellyn Weiss started a blog while I was away. Ellyn comments on the art in and around DC and displays new images of her wonderful art. Visit Ellyn's NewsBlog often.


http://www.eweissart.com/index.php/News/

Artist-Created Identity for Metropolitan Branch Trail

Design Budget: $7,550
Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and surrounding communities, is seeking an artist or artist team to work with urban designers, transportation and trail planners, landscape architects, civil engineers and District government employees to create a comprehensive and cohesive plan that visually unifies the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) with artistic enhancements. This artistic driven identity created by the selected artist(s) will be included in a variety of signage and amenities along the trail as well as maps and materials about the trail. This call is open to artists who live in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.

To download the Call to Artist please visit, hhttp://dcarts.dc.gov
For more information please email Deirdre Ehlen at Deirdre.Ehlen@dc.gov or call 202-724-5613.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

23/27

I'm heading out of town tomorrow. We'll have to catch up when I get back. Take in some art exhibitions, go see the ArtWalk being dedicated tomorrow. The outdoor exhibit is open year-round and is free to the public.

Check out some of my fellow bloggers on the sidebar to find more art events in the District.

Sometimes life is out of this world.

Planetary Nebula as seen from Hubble

ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE at the Phillips Collection

April 24, 6:30 p.m.
The Artist Sees Differently — Christenberry at the Phillips


William Christenberry’s work chronicles the passage of time on America’s Southern landscape. Join him for a special tour of his paintings, sculptures, and photographs featured in Degas to Diebenkorn: The Phillips Collects.
Included in museum admission.

Phillips Collection
Location: 1600 21st Street, NW (at Q Street)
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q Street exit
Information: (202) 387-2151 or www.phillipscollection.org

ACTION/ABSTRACTION: POLLOCK, DE KOONING, AND AMERICAN ART, 1940–1976

The Jewish Museum will present Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 from May 4 through September 21, 2008.

In the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed, fifty key works by 31 artists – among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko – will be viewed from the perspectives of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture. Following its New York City showing, the exhibition will travel to the Saint Louis Art Museum from October 19, 2008 to January 11, 2009, and the Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY from February 13 to May 31, 2009.

Anne Truitt's work is included in this exhibition.

The exhibition has been organized by The Jewish Museum, in collaboration with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and the Saint Louis Art Museum.

The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum’s Web site at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

DC Office of Property Management, Arts & Humanities Commission Arrange Artwork For Eastern Market’s Temporary East Hall

Dedication Ceremony / April 19, 2008 / 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
"Eastern Markets Artists Interpreting Eastern Market"
Free and open to the public.


The Office of the City Administrator and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities have arranged to install twelve artworks by ten Eastern Market Artists on the temporary East Hall building wall along the alley between 7th and 8th Streets NE opposite Eastern Market. The Arts Commission developed "Eastern Market Artists Interpreting Eastern Market" exhibition in collaboration with the Eastern Market artist community, the Eastern Market Civic Association and Eastern Market merchants who occupy the temporary building.

Eastern Market

Eastern Market is located at 306 7th Street, SE. 1 1/2 Blocks North of Eastern Market Metro on 7th Street. Washington, DC USA

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

HEMPHILL at AIPAD Photography Show


The AIPAD Photography Show

BOOTH #315

April 10-13, 2008

The Park Avenue Armory

Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Visit www.aipad.com for more information.

John Winslow


Air Rites

April 11, 2008 through May 31, 2008
Opening:Friday, April 11, 2008, 6pm - 9pm


The Fraser Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by John Winslow. A Professor of Art at Catholic University for over 30 years, John Winslow is one of the most influential painters in our region. Several of his most recent paintings will be featured in the April 2008 edition of New American Paintings.

Fraser Gallery
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-718-9651
www.thefrasergallery.com

Interaction / Amy Lin

April 10 - May 5, 2008

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 6:30-8pm


The drawings in this show appear courtesy of Heineman Myers


Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory
105 N. Union St, Alexandria
Info: 703-683-1780 / www.theartleague.org
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: noon - 5 pm
www.amylinart.com

Totems and Spirit Boxes

Totems and Spirit Boxes

WHEELER
April 9, 2008 through May 4, 2008

Opening:Friday, April 11, 6 - 8:30 pm
Gallery Talk: + Wine Tasting: Friday, April 18, 6 – 8pm (Free)


Janet Wheeler's haunting artwork has its origin in her fascination with ancient cultures. Inspired by historic artifacts, it suggests sacramental ritual objects, untroubled by time, emerging from some long vanished civilization. As nature played a major role in most early cultures, with images of animals and birds in almost every sacred and ritual object so too in Wheelers pantheon: some of her boxes seem to be ambiguous nests full of - clamoring birds.

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street NW 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20004 See Map
Info: 347-2787 / touchstonegallery@verizon.net

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic

Timothy McDowell Exposed Strata 2005 56x56 beeswax,pigment, hide glue on linen

April 17 - June 7, 2008
Reception and Curator Talk Thursday, April 17, 7 - 9 pm

Works by eight nationally known artists working in the once obsolete technique of encaustic. Organized by Reni Gower, painting professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Emerson Gallery

Four Months: Paintings by Deena Feigelson Margolis
A series of small paintings produced daily as a meditation on he passage of time. Atrium Gallery

New Work by Donald Depuydt

Works that blend printmaking techniques (intaglio, collagraph and lithograph) to create images rich with texture, transparency and mysterious content. Ramp Gallery


McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101
703-790-1953
www.mpaart.org
Hours are T - F 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday 1 - 5 pm.

The End of Nature

April 11–May 4, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, April 11, 6–9pm
Meet the Artists - Discuss - Chat - Chew

**Correction about the “End of Nature” Show Poster - submitted by Homer Yost
The sculpture of the Llama on the upper lefthand corner of the poster for the End of Nature is by Homer Yost, not by Paul Rhymer, as credited. The Llama sculpture is part of a pair of animal sculptures that were submitted for the show. The other one was Resting Lamb. Both are sculptures of my farm animals. The two sculptures by Homer Yost that are in the exhibition are large relief sculptures titled "Home" and "Ocean Springs-Biloxi Bridge." Both depict destruction that I witnessed in Bilxoi, Mississippi after Hurrican Katrina. - Homer Yost



Participating artists:
JS Adams • Tom Bower • Linda Byrne • Isabel Bigelow • Luis Castro • Kelley A. Donnelly • Thomas Drymon • Deborah Ellis • Pat Goslee • Glenn Hennessey • Matt Hollis • Lawrence Hyman • Deirdre Joy • Dale Lowery • Joan Mayfield • Crisley McCarson • Adam Metallo • Mark Osele • Nancy Post • Jonathan Prull • Patsy-Ann Rasmussen • Paul Rhymer • Beth Salamanca • Renee Shaw • Lisa Sheirer • Ira Tattelman • Ruth Trevarrow • Joshua Walker • Herb Williams • Peter Wood • Homer Yost


The Gallery at Warehouse
1017-1021 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

387 Feet Above

Opening reception, Saturday, April 12, 6-9:30pm
FREE ADMISSION THIS NIGHT

Top of the World Observation Level - World Trade Center-Baltimore
March 29 – June 8, 2008

PERFORMANCE
8:00pm (a five sided improvisational musical piece organized by Geoff Grace and performed by Nick Barna, Jay DiLisio, Eric Franklin, Geoff Grace, Twig Harper, Yutaka Houlette, Marc Miller, Jared Paolini, Carly Ptak, and Jason Willet

ARTISTS
Kini Collins
Chas. Foster
Brian Garner
Geoff Grace
Sam Christian Holmes
Julie Jankowski
Lisa Lewenz
Val Lucas
C. Ryan Patterson
Craig & David Purcell
Lynn Silverman
Rachel Valsing

Curated by Gary Kachadourian

387 Feet Above is exhibition of new works that involve mapping Baltimore using views from the Top of the World observation deck. The artists have made works that are installed on panels on the perimeter rails of the space.

Baltimore's Festival of Maps is a citywide event from March to June 2008 featuring unique exhibitions and public programs that celebrate maps throughout history - from the artistic to the scientific, from the ancient to the contemporary.
www.baltimorefestivalofmaps.com

The visitor to the Top of the World Observation Level will see breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Charm City, 387 feet above the Inner Harbor. Located in the world’s tallest pentagonal building, the World Trade Center-Baltimore, visitors will be impressed, inspired and engaged by a bird’s eye view of one of America’s greatest cities. Learn about Local Landmarks that have created the dramatic skyline, Famous Firsts that have helped build the city, historic events that have shaped a nation and the vibrant people, cultures and communities that have contributed richly to the arts, science and rich historic lore.
www.viewbaltimore.org

Kini Collins
StopNeedWhereLookCanLightTime
Kini Collins’ painting uses words and phrases she overheard when she would walk her dog in the area of President and Lombard streets.

Chas. Foster
Resource Distribution
Chas. Foster’s work places two electric toy bulldozers and objects collected on and around East Baltimore Street in a display case. Visitors can push around these signs of life, very much like the current construction and redevelopment going on outside the window.

Brian Garner
Don’t Ask
Brian Garner’s piece presents recordings of strangers describing how they travel from the entrance of the World Trade Center to their homes.

Geoff Grace
may we all make it home safely
Geoff Grace places a drawing of two bare feet on his panel floating 387 feet above the ground below.

Sam Christian Holmes
Bag, Bird, Can
Sam Christian Holmes has collected objects from the west Baltimore landscape and animated or re-envisioned them so that the viewer can define each object and where it came from.

Julie Jankowski
Baltimore’s Cleaner Greener Inner Harbor Adventure Park
Based on an infrared satellite image of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this plan-view piece is intended to heighten awareness of our urban green spaces, and envisions an ecological theme park for the harbor.

Lisa Lewenz
After Sun Tzu (On the Art of War)
Lisa Lewenz presents the third stanza of the U.S. National Anthem, conceived and written by Francis Scott Key in several nearby locations. By highlighting these related sites, essential questions are raised about patriotism, the fragility of memory and the persistence of war.

Val Lucas
Baltimore Memory Map
Val Lucas’ acrylic on carved wood piece reconstructs a personal view of the city through memories of journeys and time spent living in Baltimore. The overall map reflects the areas that are part of her experience, leaving blank the areas where she never goes.

C. Ryan Patterson
Flight Plan: the urban environments effect on wind patterns in the City
C. Ryan Patterson presents a review of urban kite flying possibilities directly below the site.

Craig Purcell & David Purcell
Harbor Edge Regeneration - Mapping the Future
This map is a dialogue between father and son passing on the on the craft of retail mixed use urban design on the water at a scale more vigorous and more sensitive than their hometown of Annapolis. Baltimore is a place of possibility and first of the US cities to regenerate from a decaying industrial edge to the next generation development form in process of being determined. The interface between solidity of the land and the fluidity of the water is the magic zone and place to be.

Lynn Silverman
180˚
Lynn Silverman’s pair of photographs document the opposition of the sun and shadows with the building being the center point.

Rachel Valsing
Drawing Aids
Rachel Valsing builds a station for seeing and recording, the viewer can use tools such as glasses with narrow vision along with pads and paper to help them accurately record the view.


Gary Kachadourian
Visual Arts and Arts & Humanities Grants Coordinator
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
7 East Redwood Street, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-8632 (office)
gkachadourian@promotionandarts.com
www.promotionandarts.com

DC Arts as seen by The Washingtonian

On the Edge A Guide to Washington's Art Galleries By Kriston Capps

More clouds

Mindy Weisel

Of Roses and Rasa
April 3 - May 17

@ Prada Gallery
1030 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA

Art Tours at Walter E. Washington Convention Center

April 18, 2007 at 12:00 noon

Tours of the Walter Washington Convention Center’s art collection, the largest collection in DC that is not in a museum, will be led by co-curator Vivienne Lassman. The $4 million permanent art installation features paintings, sculptures, photography, graphics, and mixed media works created by local, national, and international artists.

No charge, but space is limited

Advance reservations required
Call 202.249.3200 and leave a message
A staff member will call you to confirm your reservation

PUBLIC ART TOURS- UPCOMING
January through December 2008*

April 18, 2008
May 21, 2008
June 6, 2008
September 30, 2008
November 6, 2008
December 1, 2008
*All tours are scheduled at 12:00 Noon on the dates listed.


WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER ART COLLECTION
The diverse $4 million art collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the largest in any convention center and the largest public art collection in Washington, DC outside of a museum. With 137 works art of by 93 artists, the collection of site-specific sculpture, painting, and photography brings a sense of human scale to the Convention Center. Washington area artists created more than half of the collection.

DON'T MISS THE SHAW WALL
The Shaw Wall celebrates and honors the historic Shaw community, one of Washington's oldest African American neighborhoods and home to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. On the 72-foot long wall hang four monumental works by the team of Frank Smith and Arnetta Lee, Rik Freeman, Billy Colbert, and Deirdre Saunder.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION
Register for your tour of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center art collection by calling the 24-hour Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA) Community Hotline at (202) 249-3200 and stating your name, telephone number and your preferred tour date (see schedule above). A WCCA staffperson will return your call to confirm your tour.

Reserve your space now! Each art tour is limited to a maximum of twenty-five participants. Walk-ups may participate in the art tours only if space is available.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC

UPDATE: Murals To Be Displayed At Interim Site of Eastern Market

See WaPo article by Sopan Joshi

Here is the dedication ceremony information. Save the date, come out to see the art, meet the artists at Eastern Market and have a great Saturday market experience; good art, good food and good music.
Dedication Ceremony is from Noon - 1pm, April 19th at Eastern Market.


Eastern Market Public Art Installation Dedication
At the new Eastern Market East Hall Building

The Office of the City Administrator, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Office of Property Management have arranged an exhibition entitled Eastern Market Artists Interpreting Eastern Market in collaboration with the Eastern Market artist community, the Eastern Market Civic Association and the Eastern Market Merchants. This project displays twelve large scale digital images produced from original works by ten Eastern Market Artists on the East Hall building wall along the alley between 7th and 8th Streets NE opposite the historic Eastern Market. These works represent the spirit, pride and tradition of Eastern Market.

Artists included in the exhibition are Mary Belcher, Michael Berman, Thomas Bucci, Jonathan Blum, Victor Kinza, Matthew Parker, Val Proudkii, Zakhar Sasim, Quest Skinner, and Joseph Snyder.

WHEN: April 19, 2008
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
http://dcarts.dc.gov

Monday, April 07, 2008

CARLOTTA HESTER / ELEMENTAL JOURNEY



April 18 - May 31, 2008
opening Friday, April 18, from 6:00 to 9:00pm


Govinda Gallery presents Carlotta Hester’s exhibition, Elemental Journey. First exhibited in Ireland at the Cavan County Museum and then in Havana, Cuba, at the Galería de La Biblioteca Rubén Martínez Villena, Elemental Journey now will be seen for the first time in the United States at Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Elemental Journey
features a series of limited edition works on paper derived from a selection of pages from the artist’s sketchbooks. Sketchbooks are an integral part of Hester’s life, a portable home for memories, thoughts, and dreams. Insights and experiences gathered along her journeys through different spaces - whether they are the arts and cultures of other countries, the movements of everyday life, or the interior dimensions of the soul - are translated into Hester’s vocabulary of colors, text, and objects. These “collected bits of life” are arranged into explorations of material, techniques, and ideas, all of which produce an imagery in her work that is rich with symbolism.

Elemental Journey opens April 18 and continues through May 31, 2008. Carlotta Hester will attend the opening on Friday, April 18, from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Govinda Gallery
1227 34th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
www.govindagallery.com

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Emerge Artwalk 2008 Unveiled


EMERGE, ArtWalk 2008 will be unveiled at Metro Center in Washington, DC.
Friday, April 11th at 12pm

This large-scale art project sponsored by the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities will consist of twelve - 24 Ft by 6 Ft billboards depicting 12 artist's interpretation of the theme "Emerge". All are welcome to come to the opening/dedication at 12 noon on April 11th.

ArtWalk is located at 10th street between New York Avenue and H Street, just two blocks from the metro center station. Washington, DC

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Saturday openings

Irvine Contemporary
Heidi Taillefer: Muses and Heroes
April 05 to May 10
Saturday April 5, 6-10PM

Gallery Plan B
Paintings of 95-year-old Marilee H. Shapiro
Saturday April 5, 6 - 8 p.m.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Art Whino

Art Whino Grand Opening this Saturday with the artworks of David Foox, figure paintings of Jessica Foox and the music of DJ Lil'e at National Harbor, 6 p.m. to midnight.

West Coast artist Etsuko Ichikawa Exhibition / 505 9th Street, NW Lobby

April 11, 2008 through July 9, 2008

Reception Open to the Public: April 17, 2008, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Artist talk @ 6 p.m.




Boston Properties, Inc., and Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC, are pleased to announce an exhibition, in the lobby of 505 9th Street, NW, of works on paper by West Coast artist Etsuko Ichikawa. The exhibition of glass pyrographs, created by imprinting molten glass onto paper, is open to the public during building lobby hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. from April 11, 2008 through July 9, 2008. The public is invited to the opening reception and artist talk on April 17th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The artist will talk about her work at 6 p.m.

Etsuko Ichikawa was born and raised in Japan and has lived in the United States for the last decade. Defining influences for her work are her dual cultures and psychology.

Her work is a continuing investigation of what lies between the ephemeral and the eternal. Recent series of work, Deai (encounter), Funiki (atmosphere), and Kokoro (feeling), are examples of creating something tangible from abstraction. As a result, the works are dynamic, yet subtle, and visually organic.

Some of the materials that Etsuko works with are molten glass, plastic, and thread. The scale of work ranges from small two dimensional work on paper to large site-specific installations. Her “glass pyrograph” drawings are made by imprinting hot glass onto paper, capturing and eternalizing the immediacy of a moment.

For further information, please contact Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC, 202/223-1626 or via email at info@efronart.com.

Etsuko is represented by Randall Scott Gallery, 1326 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202-332-0806.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Linda Hesh


Conflict
April 4 - May 3, 2008

Opening: Friday, April 4, 6 - 8 pm
Greater Reston Arts Center

Friday Art Openings

Under the Western Freeway By Dustin Aksland
April 4 - April 27, 2008
Meat Market Gallery
Opening: Friday, April 4, 2008, 6 - 8:30 pm

Lucy Hogg: Floating Faces
April 4 – May 17, 2008
Flashpoint
Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

Voyages/Vessels, New Prints by Jenny Freestone
,
Friday, April 4, 5 - 8 p.m.
Washington Printmakers

Foundry Gallery
Catherine Bohrman in The Passion of Dimension, bronze sculpture
Friday, April 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

More Friday openings:
6:30-8:30 pm: Aaron Gallery, Dupont Circle-SCULPTURE: John Krawczyk, Peter Krebs, Joe Mooney and Alice Kiderman.

6-8:30 pm: Alex Gallery, Dupont Circle-Gallery Artists.

6:30-9:30 pm: Arts Club of Washington, Downtown DC - Jack Hannula, Eric Knight, Mark Planisek.

6-9 pm: Gallery Ten, Ltd., Dupont Circle-R.E. Levine.

Whitney Biennial 2008

"The 2008 Whitney Biennial was held for the first time in two venues, the Whitney Museum and the Park Avenue Armory, and emphasized what co-curator Shamim M. Momin calls "expanded practice" - performances, workshops. and participatory events." - NewArtTV.com

Today is Arts Advocacy Day!


conducted their 8th annual arts advocacy day. They are a volunteer, grassroots organization dedicated to supporting art and artists in Washington,DC. As part of advocacy day activities, DC Advocates for the Arts conducted a flash mob on Freedom Plaza to raise the profile of arts in the city. Washington, DC USA

A talk with artist Hatnim Lee

t r a n s f o r m e r
Saturday, April 5 at 2pm


Hatnim will discuss how she approached creating her blog and book, and answer questions about her work.

HATNIM LEE PHOTOGRAPHS, September 2006 - December 2007
MARCH 22 - APRIL 26, 2008


Hatnim Lee creates vivid, large-scale photos of saturated colors -- from fashion shoots to poignant portraits -- with an ease that belies her youth. Following an internship with David LaChapelle in 2006, Hatnim Lee continued to develop her craft in Los Angeles, CA, Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, DC. Lee's exhibition at Transformer features a range of works reflecting her photographic interests over the last two years, and launches her new book: HATNIM LEE PHOTOGRAPHS September 2006 - December 2007.

www.transformergallery.org

TRANSFORMER EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm by appointment.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Eastern Market Artists Interpreting Eastern Market

SAVE THE DATE

Eastern Market Public Art Installation Dedication Ceremony
April 19, 2008
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

At the new Eastern Market East Hall Building, Washington, DC

WITH:
Councilmember Tommy Wells
Office of the City Administrator
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Participating Artists
Office of Property Management
Eastern Market Civic Association
Eastern Market Merchants

The Office of the City Administrator, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Office of Property Management have arranged an exhibition entitled Eastern Market Artists Interpreting Eastern Market in collaboration with the Eastern Market artist community, the Eastern Market Civic Association and the Eastern Market Merchants. This project displays twelve large scale digital images produced from original works by ten Eastern Market Artists on the East Hall building wall along the alley between 7th and 8th Streets NE opposite the historic Eastern Market. These works represent the spirit, pride and tradition of Eastern Market.

Artists included in the exhibition are Mary Belcher, Michael Berman, Thomas Bucci, Jonathan Blum, Victor Kinza, Matthew Parker, Val Proudkii, Zakhar Sasim, Quest Skinner, and Joseph Snyder.

Performances by: African heritage Dance Center

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public


FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Rachel Dickerson, Public Art Manager at 202-724-5613 or rachel.dickerson@dc.gov.
GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
D.C. COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Arts Club Of Washington

April 3rd- April 26th, 2008

Opening Reception Friday, April 4th, 6:30- 9:00PM,
Gallery Talk with artists at 7:00PM

Artists:

Mark Planisek
(MacFeely Gallery),
Eric Knight (Monroe Parlors),
Jack Hannula (Monroe Gallery)

2017 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-7282
membership@artsclubofwashington.org
www.artsclubofwashington.org

Saturday afternoon discussion with Cara Ober

Randall Scott Gallery
Invites you to a special Saturday afternoon discussion featuring...

Kriston Capps, Art Critic for Washington City Paper,
Brandon Fortune, Curator, National Portrait Gallery and
Cara Ober, Painter, currently on exhibition at RSG

discussing Cara Ober's new work, and whatever else pops into their heads. This will prove to be quite an interesting free form discussion.

Saturday, April 5th
5pm to 6:30PM
Space is limited, so please come early.

The gallery will remain open till 8pm.

Randall Scott Gallery

1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-332-0806

"Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue"

a television arts program, and now a web site highlighting the arts in the Washington, D. C. area.

Artistically Speaking arts web site is up for April and ready for your viewing. Featuring interviews with MARVIN HAMLISCH, Composer/Conductor and MARGERY E. GOLDBERG
Sculptor, Owner/Director - Zenith Gallery
Founder- Exec. Dir., Zenith Community Arts Foundation

Marilou Donahue at http://artisticallyspeaking.tv/