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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Hillyer Art Space September Exhibitions

 Solomon Wondimu: SKIN: America in Black & White
 September 2nd 2011- September 30th 2011
 

Born and raised in Ethiopia, Solomon Wondimu has been working on Human Skin Color Project for the past five years. Wondimu questions the distinct classifications of people as "Black" or "White" which describes an opposition that does not actually exist in nature. In creating his works Wondimu uses a palette of 3,000 different colors he has collected from skin-color swatches representing the multi-coloredness of individuals and people.

Going beyond the physical attributes of SKIN, Wonidmu's work is also about the conflict between the eye and the perceiving mind over the color of human skin. The eye sees its world without bias; however, the mind takes that information from the eye and translates it into social, political and religious master signifiers in order to further agendas, particularly subjugation of the Other. Wondimu's work describes and exposes this conflict as it exists in both the micro and macro levels.
 
Alison Sigethy: Sanctuary 
September 2nd 2011- September 30th 2011


Commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Alison Sigethy's Sanctuary attempts to bring the viewer closer to achieving inner peace by taking them on a journey inside the human body. Sigethy's belief in the power of the inner self, a place where one can truly find peace, healing and forgiveness, has been the foundation in creating this work.
 
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First Friday Exhibition Opening  
Friday, September 2nd, 2011 6PM-9PM
 ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation

First Friday Openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood that is Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every month galleries open their doors to multitudes of art enthusiasts from all walks of life for simultaneous openings. Join Dupont Circle galleries for openings and circulate between neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of styles and media.
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NIN9 New Member Gallery Grand Opening 
Friday, September 9th, 2011 6-9PM
Admission: $5 Suggested Donation

See what Hillyer Art Space member artists have to offer and find out the benefits of being a member of Hillyer Art Space and International Arts & Artists.  The artist member base has grown significantly since last year. Come celebrate talented members, old and new!

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
T 202.338.0680
www.artsandartists.org

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