September 9 - October 22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday | September 9: 7:00pm
With a dance performance by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and live music by Steve Hilmy
Angela White, Inner Light, 50x44, oil on paper
Photo courtesy the artist
After a year of renovation the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is excited to re-open its doors and present its grand re-opening exhibition, VESSEL.
Since 9/11 fear has plagued our cultural psyche, resurrecting the divisive "we" and "other" in our communities. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, our small hope is to use art to open greater avenues for connection and to catalyze a healing discourse. VESSEL combines abstract works to evoke a sacred space of "holding," where open community dialogue may be inspired. Selected works express an effort to move beyond and communicate that 'healing is possible' for everyone.
Featuring works by Emily Biondo, Alonzo Davis, Jenny Freestone, Ani Kasten, M.J. Kavian, Madeleine Keesing, Rachel Rotenburg, Angela White, and Millicent Young.
VESSEL is also a launch event for The 9/11 Arts Project: Healing 10 Years Later. For more project details and events please visit: www.911artsproject.com
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
1632 U Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Gallery Hours: W-F 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm, & by appointment
www.smithcenter.org/gallery | 202.483.8600