Google+ Followers

Google+ Followers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Andrew Christenberry @ Reyes + Davis



Smithsonian American Art Museum talks

Multiplicity Gallery Talk
Thursday, December 1, 6:00pmSenior Curator Joann Moser guides visitors on a walk through the galleries to explore how artists featured in the exhibition Multiplicity question the ideas of rarity and uniqueness in art through repetition, pairing, and variation. Meet in First Floor West exhibition galleries.

Conversation with Alan Rothschild
Thursday, December 1, 7:00pm

Collector Alan Rothschild and guest curator Charles Robertson discuss nineteenth-century American ingenuity, the patent models that represent the imaginative fever of the era, and the amazing craftsmanship that attracts collectors. Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection. Reception follows.

Luce Center Artist Talk with Cory Oberndorfer
Sunday, December 11, 1:30pm

Cory Oberndorfer creates brightly colored paintings and installations that are often inspired by popular culture, such as roller derbies. In collaboration with Flashpoint Gallery, Luce Center Artist talks feature local artists and highlight works in the museum's collection. In the Luce Foundation Center on the third floor.


Luce Unplugged with John Davis of Title Tracks
Sunday, December 18, 1:30pm

John Davis, Washington, DC front man of Title Tracks, performs after a talk about a work of art selected by him. Davis, a veteran of the local music scene, draws inspiration from power pop, indie, and rock music. Meet in the F Street Lobby.


Programs are held in McEvoy Auditorium unless otherwise indicated
There is no charge for programs unless otherwise noted

For a full program listing and exhibition information
www.AmericanArt.si.edu
202.633.1000
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F streets, NW
202.633.1000
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, 9th & G or 7th & F (Arena) exits

The Art Registry GALLERY at Todd Christofaro

Opening Reception: Laurel Lukaszewski
Saturday, December 3, 2011
7:00pm until 9:00pm
@
 The Art Registry GALLERY at Todd Christofaro
Exhibition runs through January 28, 2012

3146 Dumbarton Street NW
Washington DC 20007

Foundry Gallery Opening Reception Dec. 2

Lens. Paper? Canvas!

Photography by Sarah Alexander
Wed., November 30 through Sun., December 30

Opening Reception -- Friday, December 2, 6 - 8 pm
 Chicago by Sarah Alexander 

Today, the photograph has become probably one of the most ubiquitous items in the world.  Unfortunately, it is exactly that pervasiveness that may lead to the end of the photographic art form as we know it today.

With the advent of the digital camera, its reasonable cost, and its amazing ability to almost all of the work for the photographer, it seems that, once again, fewer and fewer people appreciate the artistry and skill involved in taking a beautiful or compelling photograph.  

So what does that means for the future of the photograph?  That remains to be seen.  Perhaps, like the societies that are documented, the future of the photograph is to constantly morph; to find more mediums on which to present itself until those, too, become mainstream and the medium is forced to evolve again.

This show strikes out on that trail and examines what happens when the photograph is presented in a different format - when it is combined with one of the staples of the fine art world-the canvas. 

1314-18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
202.463.0203
Wed-Sun 12 - 6 pm

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Laurel Lukaszewski @ The Art Registry

Laurel Lukaszewski @ The Art Registry opens Dec. 3, 2011

"Tis The Season" Exhibit at Gallery 555dc

December 1, 2011 - January 13, 2012

1st Champagne Reception: 
Saturday, December 3rd. Artists present from 3 - 5pm. 

2nd Champagne Reception: 
Saturday, January 7th. Artists present from 3 - 5pm. 

Artists:
Novie Trump: Ceramics
Julie Giradini: Metal

Laurie Breen: Acrylic on Canvas

Georgia Nassika: Encaustic

Ron Loyd: Acrylic on Canvas

jodi: Mixed Media

Lisa Rosenstein: Mixed Medium

Daniel Calder: Acrylic on Canvas

Gallery 555dc
555 12th Street NW
LOBBY
Washington, District of Columbia, 20004

MPA: Exhibition Openings

DEC 1 - JAN 7, 2012
 

Opening Reception and Talk
Thursday, DEC 1,  7 - 9pm
free and open to the public

Roberto Bocci:
 Streams, Consciousness and 
Spaces in Between
Emerson Gallery

In this multimedia installation combining photography, video and sound,Arlington,Virginia based artist Roberto Bocci brings together a finely tuned combination of elements meant to engulf, engage and involve the viewer in a holistic, multi-sensory experience. Working with the universal concepts of time, space and motion, Bocci draws imagery from the familiar world, which he brings into the gallery to create a unique space that questions and examines our responses and experiences with the technological world. Fragmentation, simultaneity, instability and flux all find their place and expression in this stimulating and thought provoking installation.

Imaginary Botanicals by Elizabeth Whitely
Atrium Gallery

Washington, D.C. artist Elizabeth Whiteley, who works in both two- and three-dimensions, will exhibit this series of drawings that are inspired by her abstract sculpture. Working primarily with silver and gold wire as a drawing material, a technique common to the Renaissance masters,Whiteley has created delicate and finely ren- dered images. These works are both geometric and symmetrical in nature, and also organic and naturalistic, as they refer to possible plant forms derived from the artist’s imagination.


McLean Art Society Juried Exhibition
Ramp Gallery


This show features two-dimensional works in various media and

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Ave
McLean, Virginia 22101

Monday, November 28, 2011

NOW AT THE CORCORAN

NOW at the Corcoran
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro: Are We There Yet?
December 3, 2011–March 11, 2012


For their first exhibition in the United States, Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro explore the aspiration of space travel with the necessity of food consumption. Working with statistics related to food, beverages, and household goods, the artistic duo propose to physically illustrate what an astronaut—consuming only the goods of the “everyman”—would require on a journey to Mars. At the conclusion of the exhibition, the contents of the display will be given away, creating an event to highlight existing cycles of production, consumption, and distribution.

Healy and Cordeiro use everyday objects as their primary materials for making sculptures and installations. Often incorporating locally sourced, prefabricated structures—such as abandoned trailers, domestic furniture, and household goods—Healy and Cordeiro’s art explores ideas related to home, history, permanency, destruction, and revitalization. As co-creators of a single body of work, their collaborations survey a space where individual points of view intersect, presenting familiar objects in unexpected contexts, and challenging patterns of behavior and interpretation. For more information on Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro: Are We There Yet? please visit http://www.corcoran.org/now/healy_cordeiro/index.php.

LECTURES:
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro in conversation with Beatrice Gralton
Thursday, December 1, 2011; 7 p.m.
FREE Members; $10 Public

 The Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro discuss their work, their approach to art making, and the creation of their Corcoran exhibition with Beatrice Gralton, Evelyn S. Nef Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/healyandcordeiroinconversation.

Artists and NASA
Tuesday, December 6, 2011; 7 p.m.
$15 Members; $20 Public

 Since the dawn of space exploration, many artists—Healy and Cordeiro among them—have been inspired by the quest for the unknown. Many people are unaware that NASA maintains an active and growing collection of space-inspired work, including pieces by Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and William Wegman. In this program, Bertram Ulrich, NASA Art Program Curator, and James Dean, NASA Art Program Founding Director, speak about the collection and the connections between art and space. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/artistsandnasa.

Patterns in Creativity: Leonardo and Newton
Wednesday, December 7, 2011; 7 p.m.
$15 Members; $20 Public

Are We There Yet? exemplifies the ways that science and art can complement each other. In this lecture, physicist/artist Bulent Atalay compares and contrasts Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton, underscoring the ways these two geniuses forever altered how we view the world. Atalay is the author of Math and the Mona Lisa (Smithsonian Books, 2004), which Jamie Wyeth hailed as “a masterful examination of the differences and similarities in the sciences and the arts,” and Leonardo's Universe (National Geographic Books, 2009). For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/patternsincreativityleonardoandnewton.

Designs on Film
Thursday, December 8, 2011; 7 p.m.
$12 Members; $15 Public

Take a look behind the scenes of Hollywood’s greatest triumphs with journalist and interior designer Cathy Whitlock. The author of Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction (HarperCollins, 2010) illuminates the often undercelebrated role of production designers—whom she describes as “architects of illusion… visionaries designing cinematic dreams” —in the creation of the most memorable moments in film history from the 1940s through today and then signs copies of her book. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/designsonfilm

Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 639-1700
www.corcoran.org

Admission
$10 Adults; $8 full-time students (with ID) and seniors (62+); children under 12 free; Corcoran Members free.

Call to Artists: Fabric Show at BlackRock Gallery

BlackRock Center for the Arts is accepting entries for the
"Tribute to Fiber Art" 5th Annual Juried Exhibit.

View prospectus

Deadline: Friday, December 16  
Entry Fee: $35 check or money order made payable to BlackRock Center for the Arts

Awards: The first place winner of the "Tribute to Fiber Art" 5th Annual Juried Exhibit will have a SOLO show in BlackRock's beautiful 1500 sq. ft. art gallery the following exhibit year.

Jurors:
Jodi Walsh: mixed medium artist, national speaker and founder of the original "Tribute to Fiber Art" Juried Exhibition at APEX Gallery in Washington DC since 2002. Owner Gallery 555dc.

Kim Marshall: Gallery Manager, BlackRock Center for the Arts.

Eligibility:
Open to all fiber artists 18 years and over residing in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia and Washington DC.
    
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
301.528.2260
www.blackrockcenter.org

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Intersections: Where Art Meets Science

Intersections: Where Art Meets Science 
Works created by Montgomery College faculty from all three campuses to celebrate the opening of the College's Science Center at the Rockville Campus.
November 30 - December 21, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 3. 5:30 -7:30 pm 

Jorge Bernal Encaustic - Terrace Gallery 2nd Floor
December 02 - January 30, 2012
My artwork explores the realms and depths of my dreams, beliefs, spirituality and my daily life journey. These paintings represent personal archetypes communicated through historical, architectural and mythological symbolism. My goal is for a story to unfold through layered abstractions. I consider myself an abstract expressionist artist. Color is the most relevant element for me, inspired by Rothko, but also by Gottlieb. Form and geometric shapes are essential, inspired by Kandinsky. Architectural imagery helps me create a visual story honoring what is often perceived as ordinary in our day-to-day lives. The art I create is not meant to be literally narrative. It is left open to individual's interpretation and, hopefully, self-discover what is hidden or, conversely, only partially revealed. In art as in life, is not so much what is said, but what is not. I consider my work visual conversations about life, the meaning of spirit, God and faith. Jorge Bernal's website

BlackRock Center for the Arts  
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874
301.528.2260

A SUGAR PLUM PARTY AT PHILLIPS AFTER 5 CELEBRATES DEGAS’S DANCERS AND THE NUTCRACKER IN HOLIDAY STYLE

With special guests The Washington Ballet and Capitol File
Thurs., Dec. 1, 5–8:30 p.m.

A holiday edition of Phillips after 5 celebrates impressionist master of the ballet Edgar Degas and the 50th anniversary of The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker with excerpts by Washington School of Ballet students. Costumed characters mingle with guests, and dancers speak in the galleries about their impressions of Degas’s work. Gallery talks at 6 and 7 pm spotlight another impressionist masterpiece, Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party.

Guests are encouraged to dress in their ballet-inspired best, stop by the lipstick and blush bar by Le Métier de Beauté, and pose with props from The Nutcracker in a photo booth. In the season’s spirit of giving, a spread of holiday sweets will be managed by DC Central Kitchen’s Fresh Start Catering. A specialty “Sugar Plum Cocktail” is available at the cash bar in the Music Room, where Yvonne Johnson Trio plays live jazz.

In conjunction with Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint on view through Jan. 8, 2012

COST:  $12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students, free for members and visitors 18 and under. Due to the event’s popularity, advance reservations are encouraged to ensure admission: www.phillipscollection.org/Phillipsafter5.

WHERE:  The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC
Metro: Dupont Circle (Q Street)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Business Saturday November 26

It's Small Business Saturday today! Time to support local small businesses and artists. I recently visited Caramel Fashion on U Street and purchased some wonderful vegan shoes, one of Sarah's unique offerings. http://caramelfashion.com/Caramel/about.html Caramel is owned by Sarah Watkins who installs art exhibitions in her clothing boutique for men and women. Check her out today and the many other Mid-City businesses along 14th and U Streets NW, DC. Oh, and I discovered George at George Shoe repair next to Caramel. He made my favorite silver studded boots new again! Now to get walking.... — at Caramel.
Caramel
1603 U Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 265-1930
contact@caramelfashion.com

Mid City Artists
http://midcityartists.com/home.html 

George Shoe Repair 
(next door to Caramel)
http://georgeshoerepair.com/

 

The Art League Kicks Off the Holiday Season with ArtFest 2011

ArtFest 2011 - Lively Open House and Holiday Party!Friday, December 2, 6:00-9:00 pm at The Madison Annex (305 Madison Street)
Throughout ArtFest weekend, The Art League will feature a retrospective show and sale of work by Nancy Reinke, longtime Art League and Torpedo Factory artist who passed away in December 2009. The show will feature prints, drawings, paintings, rugs, and more from the beloved artist.
Friday, December 2, 6-9 pm
Saturday, December 3, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, December 4, 12 noon - 5 pm



Ceramic and Pottery Show and Sale, Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4
From functional to freeform, one of a kind ceramic vessels and sculptures created by students and associates of The Art League ceramics department will be for sale during our popular annual Holiday Ceramic and Pottery Sale. These unique works of art are perfect for holiday gift giving.

The Jewelry Show and Sale, Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4
Back for the entire ArtFest weekend in 2011, the Jewelry Show and Sale will showcase a variety of unique and original jewelry pieces to fit all tastes and budgets created by Art League students.

www.theartleague.org

All ArtFest events are held at The Art League's Madison Annex, 305 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
703-683-1780

In Season at Project 4 gallery

IN SEASON
December 3, 2011 - January 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday December 3, 2011 6:00-8:30 pm


Margaret Boozer
Beau Chamberlain
Christine Gray
Lisa Kellner
Tricia Keightley
Thomas Müller
Ellington Robinson
Foon Sham
Jill Townsley
Paul Villinski

Project 4 presents In Season, a group show featuring small-scale, recent works from a selection of gallery artists. This survey of work reveals themes explored throughout Project 4’s programming and looks forward to future exhibitions. In Season will feature a variety of media and showcase works by Margaret Boozer, Beau Chamberlain, Christine Gray, Lisa Kellner, Tricia Keightley, Thomas Müller, Ellington Robinson, Foon Sham, Jill Townsley, and Paul Villinski.

Artist Talk with Margaret Boozer & 
Video Screening by Michael JN Bowles
Thursday December 8, 2011 7:00 pm

Project 4 and Art in Embassies sponsor an artist talk with Margaret Boozer and video screening by Michael JN Bowles. Margaret Boozer will discuss a recent commission, From This Distance: Djibouti, created for the US Embassy in Djibouti. A film highlighting the artwork from creation to installation by Michael JN Bowles will be screened.

Project 4 gallery
1353 U Street, NW # 302
Washington, DC

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 12 -6 pm and by appointment. Project 4 will be closed from December 23 – January 1.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Art Bank Collection artists

Washington, D.C.- The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) announced the 32 artists whose artworks will be added to its Art Bank Collection. The artwork of the 32 artists chosen will be purchased and added to the DCCAH's collection that is loaned to District Government agencies for display in public areas.

The Art Bank Collection is a growing collection of moveable works funded through the DC Creates! Public Art program. Art Bank was founded to support visual artists and galleries throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Currently, there are over 2,500 works of art in the Art Bank collection, installed in more than 150 District Government agencies.

The artists chosen for the 2012 Art Bank:
Anne Albagli, Daniel Altshuler, Joseph Barbaccia, Joan Belmar, Natalie Chung, Wesley Clark, Charles Cohan, Billy Colbert, Robert Cole, Cynthia Connolly, Michael Crossett, Mary Early, Lisa Farrell, Michael Farrell, Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Greg Hannan, Ryan Hoover, Ellington Robinson, Katherine Mann, Bruce McNeil, Michael Platt, Beverly Ress, Preston Sampson, Michael Enn Sirvet, Di Stovall, Lou Stovall, Lynn Sures, Jessica Van Brakle, Kirk Waldroff, Yvette Watson, Roy Woelfer, and Denise Wright.


Congratulations to all the artists!

Paris in the Nude by Lilianne Milgrom

Paris in the Nude by Lilianne Milgrom 
September, 2011  

from TheGreatNude.tv
During a quick visit to Paris recently, Lilianne Milgrom sampled the local art scene, and gives us a sense of The Nude as seen through the eyes of French artists as well as several transplanted artists who call Paris their home.
Read this informative article by the artist here:
http://www.liliannemilgrom.com/_ee/ParisNude.html

Rima Schulkind's "Eclipsed by the Cloud" and Touchstone "Small Treasures"

December 2- 24, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 6 - 8:30pm

"Eclipsed by the Cloud: the Detritus of Obsolescent Technology"
Rima Schulkind
 
Rima Schulkind has created a series of totems to technological detritus. They reflect both her wonder at our ingenuity and her observation at our heedlessness.

"Small Treasures"
Members' Annual Holiday Show
Small Treasures offers artworks that are small in size and price, but huge in quality.  Ideal for giftgiving, the variety guarantees to appeal to every taste!


Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001
www.touchstonegallery.com

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday
From our neighborhood to yours!

ANTREASIAN GALLERY PRESENTS: SHORT STORIES by Susan La Mont

Susan La Mont: SHORT STORIES
November 30 – December 18, 2011
Reception: Friday, December 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
"Inside/Out," oil, 42"h x 52"w
www.susanlamont.com

The Antreasian Gallery presents “Short Stories,” a collection of contemporary realist paintings by artist Susan La Mont.  A reception open to the public will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on December 2, and coincides with Baltimore’s First Friday art walks.

Aptly named, the show features people in both ordinary and unusual situations. The viewer is invited to speculate about the intent; in fact, La Mont encourages it as a kind of interactivity, noting that we are “hard wired” to try to make sense out of the situations we encounter. In the past she has been delighted to overhear viewers spin incredible tales about the goings-on in the paintings, some of them completely counter to her original meaning.The show features both small and large works painted in heightened, but not quite photographic realism. La Mont was selected by area art critic F. Lennox Campello as the Best New Realist of the 2009 Artomatic show.

Antreasian’s regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information and images can be seen at www.antreasiangallery.com. Inquiries can be made at 410-235-4420 during business hours.

Antreasian Gallery
1111 W. 36th Street
Baltimore, Maryland

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

porter/contemporary participates in 2nd annual Small Business Saturday on November 26

porter/contemporary is participating in the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday on November 26, when people across the country come out and shop to support their favorite local businesses. Register your Amex card and get a $25 credit on any purchase made on Saturday. Click HERE for more information.

The Splash! exhibition is on through December 3 at porter/contemporary in New York. While you are there, check out my work,                                
Attraction by Anne Marchand.
 36"x36", 2011, acrylic and mixed media on canvas


porter/contemporary
www.portercontemporary.com
548 W. 28th Street, New York, New York 10001
212.696.7432

2011 WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Tickets on Sale Now at WJFF.org

Festival Occurs December 1-11, 2011
 WASHINGTON — The 22nd Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) returns to venues in Washington, DC and Maryland this December with 11 days of new and award-winning films, each highlighting the wonderful diversity of Jewish culture, history and contemporary life. The schedule includes 47 films from 15 countries including the US, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Rwanda. Thousands of people attend the festival each year, making WJFF the largest annual, Jewish cultural event in the DC area. In addition to feature films, documentaries and shorts, the festival presents programs, events, special guests and discussions with filmmakers. Descriptions of each of the films, along with a festival schedule are found at WJFF.org.

This year, film subjects range from politics and history to comedies and love stories with a special focus on two themes:

“Jews at Work,”which includes films such as Incessant Visions about the life and work of visionary architect Erich Mendelsohn, Breath Made Visible about dance pioneer Anna Halprin and An Encounter with Simone Weil about the French philosopher, writer and activist.

“Jewish Film | Women Filmmakers,” which includes 19 films by women directors and a presentation on December 10th of the 2011 WJFF Visionary Award to award-winning DC filmmaker Aviva Kempner. The Festival will screen Kempner’s films Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Partisans of Vilna and the work-in-progress of her latest film about the Rosenwald Schools. Kempner will attend all of these screenings.

Other local filmmakers included in this year’s WJFF are Nina Shapiro Perl, with the world premiere of Through the Eye of the Needle--The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and Nic Weinfeld who was just 16 years old at the time of filming The 36.

The 22nd WJFF is presented by the Washington, DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts and co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel and Washington Jewish Week.

Opening Night at the Avalon Theatre: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:00 pm reception, 7:45 pm screening. DC premiere screening of Israeli box office hit Mabul (The Flood). Special guests: director Guy Nattiv and screenwriter Noa Berman-Herzberg.  Tickets $25.

Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater at the Washington DC JCC, AFI Silver Theatre, Avalon Theatre, Goethe-Institut Washington, American University, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland


800-494-8497
WJFF.org.


Holiday Open House at Torpedo Factory Art Center


Thursday, December 1st, 6-9 pm


Torpedo Factory Art Center | 105 North Union Street | Alexandria | VA | 22314

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ZooLights at the Smithsonian's National Zoo starts this Friday, Nov. 25

Please see the message below from the National Zoo. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friends of the National Zoo invites you to attend ZooLights, powered by Pepco, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, starting this Friday, Nov. 25, and open weekends Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, and Dec. 9-11 and every night beginning Dec. 16 - Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24, 25, and 31), from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sparkling brightly in its fifth year, entrance to the event is free!

Enjoy twinkling LED holiday lights, animal sculptures, and musical entertainment from the area's talented youth; as well as access to view the Zoo's animals at night. New this year: Iceless skating, sponsored by GEICO, at the picnic pavillion. Children and families of all ages can enjoy ice skating on the world’s best and most eco-friendly synthetic ice skating surface, composed of specially engineered polymers that permit skate blades to glide as smoothly as on real ice. Admission is $5 for a 30-minute session. Skate rental is available for an additional $2 fee, or bring your own skates for this eco-friendly, 21st-century experience of a lifetime.

After you've finished skating, go for a ride around Great Cats Circle on a new trackless train. And, be sure to step into the Visitor Center auditorium to see the Kids’ Farm-themed model train, featuring an old-fashioned steam engine, Thomas the Train, and animal figurines; and check out the fabulous display of Kids' Farm-themed gingerbread habitat entries, sponsored by Starbucks. The winning entries will be revealed on December 11 at 6 p.m. A few steps away, you can do your holiday shopping at the Asia Trail Store and get your new purchases gift-wrapped for a donation. Seasonal snacks and drinks will available for purchase in the lobby and throughout the event site.

As a special thank you for your continued support of the National Zoo, FONZ is offering our neighbors a complimentary, special edition ZooLights mug on opening night, Friday Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26. To receive your free mug, visit the Asia Trail Store and show your driver's license or District-issued I.D. with a 20008 or 20009 zip code.

We hope you enjoy our expanded event this year - come back often and celebrate the holidays at the Smithsonian's National Zoo! For more information about the event, please visit our website at http://nationalzoo.si.edu.

Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes,
Friends of the National Zoo

Photography Between the Wars at Addison/Ripley

On Exhibit through December 3, 2011

Berenice Abbott   Eugene Atget   Marcel Bovis   Brassai   Geneieve Chabourne  Gilles Ehrmann   Jill Jenicek   Francois Kollar   B. Krohn   Jan Lucas   Man Ray   Albert Renger-Patsch   Theodore Roszak  
Rudomine   Alfred Steiglitz   Paul Strand   Carl Van Vechten  Marc Vaux   Weegee   Edward Weston   Rene Zuber   

October 29 - December 3, 2011
  
For "Photography Between the Wars", we are enormously grateful to Virginia Zabriskie, important gallerist of New York and Paris for more than fifty years, for the opportunity to select works from her collection in assembling this exhibition. A friend for all of our, now, thirty years in business, we bought the first photographs for our own collection from Virginia in Paris in 1981 and have continued to admire her and learn from her example. Her passion for the art of photography, intense friendships with the artists whom she displayed and pioneering courage make up a part of the lasting contribution she has made.

The period between the First and Second World Wars saw an explosion in the creative output of photography. Explorations in technique, subject and medium left a remarkable legacy of work, which, although by the standards of today, is modestly scaled. It is, nonetheless, evocative of the emotional, political and intellectual upheaval of this  span of the Twentieth Century.

 Surrealism, Futurism and Commercialism each are referenced in the 39 photographs displayed in the Addison/Ripley exhibition, "Photography Between the Wars". For instance, the fashion work of Francois Kollar is nicely juxtaposed with edgier portraits by Berenice Abbott, Carl von Vechten and Man Ray. The Surrealistic Photograms, of Theodore Roszak foreshadow the  abstract jumble of tricycles by Gilles Ehrmann. With the inclusion of works by Weegee, we see the harsh light of "reality" beginning to be used tabloid style. And the early interior shots by Eugene Atget and view from Alfred Stieglitz's window give a perspective on how radically this medium progressed during these years.

Included also are works by Edward Weston, Rene Zuber, Paul Strand, Brassai, Marcel Bovis, Jill Jencek, Mark Vaux, B. Krohn, Geneieve Chabourne, Albert Renger-Patsch and Jan Lucas. Well known names from Europe and the United States and less well known ones represented by striking images. This exhibition is evidence that acting as a bridge between European and American voices in photography is one of Virginia Zabriskie's enduring contributions.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art  . 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW . Washington, DC 20007 . 202.338.5180
www.addisonripleyfineart.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Last Week - Agnes Bolt: Dealing at Project 4

Agnes Bolt: Dealing

October 22 - November 26, 2011

“Dealing,” a solo exhibition featuring new work by Agnes Bolt. Bolt, an interdisciplinary artist who uses photography, video, installation, and intervention in her art practice.

Bolt’s most recent project playfully investigates complex relationships, as artist and art collector are contractually obliged to intervene in each other's lives for one week. A series of rules, exercises, and communication systems dictated the physical and virtual interactions between the two strangers with the intention of examining the consequences of the artists’ undeniable presence in the collector’s life. “Dealing,” features the works created for, during, and in response to these experiences.

For the first interaction, Bolt imposed herself along with her temporary plastic living structure in the home of art collector, Philippa Hughes, becoming dependent on Hughes for nourishment, affection, and intellectual discourse. Performance became real life and real life became performance as multifaceted interpersonal and power dynamics played out. The artist became a witness, fetish object, captive, intruder, spectacle, mirror, insider, outsider, friend, and yoga instructor.

In the second interaction, Bolt constructed a series of virtual exchanges between herself and art collector, Philip Barlow. This experience borrows from online fantasy and constructed identities, while considering the power plays and seduction of producing and consuming art. One exercise connected the pair through a live audio feed, which allowed artist and collector to hear each other's heartbeats during the course of an entire night, exploring distance, vulnerability, and simultaneity.

Agnes Bolt was born in Poland and is currently living and working both in Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh, PA. Bolt is presently a MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA. Recently, Bolt’s work was projected at the Internet Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale and shown at Microscope Gallery in New York. She is a recent recipient of the Heinz Foundation Artist Grant, the AW Mellon Grant, and a Fine Foundation Grant.

Project 4, 1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20009
http://www.project4gallery.com/

Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 pm, and by appointment.
CLOSED Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving

"About a Dog" exhibit

Ben Ferry
@ Artspace 109
through November 30, 2011
Artist Statement
Everybody has a dog experience that is very personal and unique, so often times it is difficult to explain that relationship in a way that the lay person can relate to.  I come from waterfowl hunters, where the dog has a role and a purpose beyond being a pet. 
Cassie Ferry was a Labrador retriever that even from her very first days had something very gentle and almost fragile about her demeanor.  In contrast to this, she was a ferocious hunter whenever she was taken out into the field or water to work.  I was always taken by how she was able to possess these contrasting personality traits that fit so perfectly into each of their environments and never crossover.
Her life corresponded with my decision to wholeheartedly become an artist, and I think it was very natural for me to choose her as my subject matter.  She was almost a poster child of the breed, and I was able to study her on a daily basis and start to carve out opportunities to try to explain those little idiosyncrasies that only a close relationship will allow.  This body of work chronicles the back half of her life, really up to within days of her passing. This is my dog experience.   - Ben Ferry


Artspace 109
109N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
www.artspace109.com

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Recycling the Eco-Art Exhibition

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is recycling the “Eco-Art” concept with today’s Call for Artists. The fully recycled theme brings back the popular and award-winning “Eco-Art” exhibition featuring environmentally inspired designs to the Crystal City Water Park. The exhibit is scheduled to open on April 2, 2012. Interested artists should visit www.crystalcity.org to learn more and download the formal application which is due by January 13, 2012.

The Eco-Art exhibit is part of the Crystal City BID’s ARTFUL program and will mark the fifth temporary art project designed to demonstrate the power that art can add to the area’s streets and open spaces. Past projects include Crystal Flight, Bucky Art, Eco-Art, and Illumination. The Crystal City BID is responsible for changing how people see, perceive, and experience Crystal City, and art remains a critical means of achieving this goal by adding color, interest and conversation to the streets, sidewalks and open spaces of Crystal City.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Andy Warhol: Shadows at The Hirshhorn

Andy Warhol: Shadows
The exhibit runs until Jan. 15, 2012

At the Hirshhorn, the 102 silkscreened and hand-painted canvases are installed edge-to-edge and extend almost 450 linear feet around the Museum’s interior curved galleries.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Parish Gallery-Georgetown    
in collaboration with 
Nicole Gallery-Chicago 
Haitian, African, African American Artists include Allen Stringfellow, 
Ifeyinwa Umeike, Dorothy Carter, Nnamdi Okonkwo, and others

Opening Reception
Friday, November 18, 2011, 6 - 8 PM
Showing through November 26, 2011

Open, Special hours on Sunday, November 20th, 1 - 5 PM

@
Parish Gallery
Georgetown

1054 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-944-2310

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2011 Fall Focus Exhibitions at GRACE

November 19 – December 23, 2011
Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, November 19, 5 – 7pm

Constructing Haiku - Heidi Fowler
Constructing Haiku is an exhibition of finely crafted paintings and mixed media works by Reston-based artist, Heidi Fowler. Influenced by her study of Chinese and Japanese artwork, Fowler paints seemingly serene landscapes, juxtaposed with observations of the recent land transformations taking place in our area due to the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

Hidden Worlds - Sheep Jones and Novie Trump
Hidden Worlds is a collaborative exhibition of works by painter Sheep Jones, resident artist at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, and sculptor Novie Trump, founder of Flux Studios in Mt. Rainier, MD. Based on their common interest in exploring issues related to the world of bees and other winged creatures, they examine nature’s mysteries by investigating honeycombs, nests, and roots.

Vehicles and Vessels - Millicent Young
Vehicles and Vessels features work by well known sculptor and resident of Charlottesville, VA, Millicent Young. The exhibition comprises six beautifully crafted, sensitive three-dimensional pieces that transport the viewer into a place beyond knowing. Young’s sculptures are derived from materials she finds on her farm, which she manipulates and removes from their original context in the natural world resulting in a hybrid piece that seems other worldly.


GreaterRestonArtsCenter
Reston Town Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston, VA 20191
703.471.9242
www.restonarts.org

National Building Museum -- Unbuilt Washington on Exhibit

Unbuilt Washington
November 19, 2011 to May 28, 2012

CURATOR, G. Martin Moeller, Jr., senior vice president and curator
Caption: Plan for the National Mall – Rendering of the Proposal for the Washington Monument grounds, by the Senate Park Commission, 1901-02.The wide steps, the circular pool, and the terraced gardens were all intended to provide a more dignified base for the monument, while resolving the awkward geometry resulting from its placement off the axis from the White House.
Credit: Courtesy of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts


On exhibit are the myriad versions of Washington that could have been; architectural and urban design projects that were proposed but, for widely varied reasons, never executed. To tourists and residents, the city's greatest landmarks may seem so appropriate - so correct, so perfect - it is hard to imagine that they could have turned out completely differently. But nothing in the built environment was predestined. Here one can see, not just imagine, what Washington could have been like.

Exhibition Admission
Adults $8, Youth, Students, and Seniors $5
No Charge for Museum Members

More informationhttp://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/


National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
202.272.2448
Metro: Judiciary Square

Dual exhibits feature largest & smallest artwork ever shown at Strathmore; more than 700 pieces on view

Strathmore Fine Art Presents
From Forge to Form: Modern Ironwork&
The 78th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature 

Exhibitions Explore Art Large and Small with 700 works in the Mansion
November 19, 2011 through December 30, 2011

Simultaneous exhibitions in the Mansion at Strathmore represent the largest three dimensional installation pieces ever shown at the arts center in From Forge to Form: Modern Ironwork, alongside some of the smallest, in the legacy exhibition, The 78th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature.  From Forge to Form will illustrate the evolution of blacksmithing from a utilitarian trade to a growing artistic medium, featuring 32 pieces of ironwork, totaling 3,500 pounds, by Virginia-based artists Frederic Crist and Nol Putnam. The juried Fine Art in Miniature exhibition features 667 meticulously painted, sculpted, carved and crafted micro-works from 252 artists. Works in the exhibitions are available for purchase. 

Children’s Talk & Tour
Saturday, December 10, 2011
10:15 a.m.
Free, reservation required
RSVP to (301) 581-5109

Art Talk & Tour
Saturday, December 10, 2011
1 p.m.
Free, no reservation required
Adults only

Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets visit www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5100.

Friday, November 18, 2011

THE BLUES AND OTHER COLORS
Presented by Black Artists of DC
Above: Jarvis Grant's "The Dream Chamber", 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 7 - 9 PM

 This exhibition assembles photographs and paintings by nine artists in an attempt to visually express and interpret The Blues. A musical form and genre originating in African-American communities at the end of the 19th century, The Blues have permeated jazz, rock and roll as well as multiple other music genres. Yet, the word blue also connotes the primary color perceived from light of wavelength 440–490 nm and may represent happiness, optimism, or, conversely, sadness. The artists in this exhibition interpret the blues as a color, musical form, and emotional state. Work by Cedric Baker, Magruder Murray, Adjoa J. Burrowes, Gloria C. Kirk, Bruce McNeil, Hubert Jackson, J’Nell Jordon, Carolyn Goodridge, and Jarvis Grant will be presented. Curated by Tim Davis.

DC Arts Center · 2438 18th St. NW · Washington, DC 20009   

REDISCOVER MEXICO! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19

Saturday, November 19 from 12 to 4pm
An afternoon of history and culture, featuring a documentary screening, two extraordinary photography exhibitions from Mexico and Spain and the last weekend of traditional Day of the Dead Altar.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING @ 2PM
LA HISTORIA EN LA MIRADA
 Featuring vintage footage saved, preserved and digitally restored by the Filmoteca of the National Autonomous University of Mexico with the support of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, this documentary portrays the period before the outbreak of the Mexican to the signing of the 1917 Constitution.
This documentary is presented in commemoration of the Revolution, observed in Mexico on November 20. Subtitles in English,  78 minutes, Mexico, 2010
FREE ADMISSION. SEATING IS LIMITED.
RSVP RECOMMENDED: RSVP[at]instituteofmexicodc.org

LAST WEEKEND! | DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR
 Day of the Dead Altar, a quintessentially Mexican tradition and one of the most colorful displays of the year.  The Day of the Dead is the result of the fusion of indigenous and Spanish cultures and is one of the most important traditional holidays, underscoring the deeply held belief in Mexico that death is strongly tied to life as the fundamental duality of human existence.

EXHIBITS | PHOTOGRAPHY FROM MEXICO AND SPAIN
CONVERSACIÓN: PHOTO WORKS BY MURIEL HASBUN AND PABLO ORTIZ MONASTERIO
"This exhibition represents a year-long collaboration between the two artists, with a single photograph sent by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio as a digital file to Muriel Hasbun, who replied by sending back one of her own. Other than agreeing on the ground rules, they did not discuss what they were doing while the exchange was taking place." - Excerpt from an essay on the exhibition by writer, curator and teacher Andy Grundberg

MAREMÁGNUM: JORDI SOCÍAS PHOTOGRAPHY
 A visual journey through the last four decades in Spain and Europe guided by an icon of photojournalism. Jordi Socías (Barcelona, 1945) is one of the key names of the evolution of Spanish photojournalism in the last decades.

MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
2829 16th Street NW  | Washington, DC, 20009\
(202) 728-1628
For more information please visit: www.instituteofmexicodc.org

Brentwood Arts Exchange

The Brentwood Arts Exchange - exchanging ideas through art.

Tadeusz Lapinski: Past and Present
11/14/11 - 1/14/12
After serving nearly four decades as a Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, Tad Lapinksi has left an indelible mark on the art community. In collaboration with the University of Maryland College Park Department of Art, the Brentwood Arts Exchange honors Mr. Lapinski's contributions with a solo exhibition of his brightly colored abstract prints.

All ages; FREE.

@ Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863
www.arts.pgparks.com

As part of the Prince George's Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, the Brentwood Arts Exchange works to support local artists and artisans. Brentwood Arts Exchange features a craft showcase with affordable fine craft and art works, including textiles, glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, encaustic, and more. 75% of the sales price of works sold goes directly to the artists.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tom Wolff's U Street Portrait Project: Artist Talk, Photo Critique and Community Potluck

 Tom Wolff, Jewelry Store

Tom Wolf Artist Talk, Photo Critique and Community Potluck: Saturday, November 19, 4:30pm

Join The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery for an afternoon of creative conversation with Tom Wolff, a nationally recognized photographer for the New York Times and the artist behind the current show, the U Street Portrait Project. Amidst the U Street Portrait Project's almost 90 portrait works, Tom Wolff will share details on his photographic process and stories from his recent experience capturing the people and culture of U Street. The conversation will move into a casual photo critique, so photographers of all levels (beginner to pro) are encouraged to bring 1 to 2 prints for discussion. Non-photographers are also welcome to join the conversation and bring questions of their own.  And all the while this creative conversation will be fueled by a tasty potluck - feel free to bring your favorite treats and snacks! This event is free and open to the public.

For more details on the U Street Portrait Project, which was recently featured in the Washington Post and selected as one of the top FotoWeek DC shows to see by the Washington City Paper, please visit www.smithcenter.org/gallery.


The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
The 9/11 Arts Project: Healing 10 Years Later - www.911artsproject.com
1632 U Street, NW | Washington, DC | 20009

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LITTLE BIG THINGS

NOV.16 - DEC.5, 2011
Opening reception: November 16 from 7-9pm.
 
Image Information: J.T. Kirkland, Subspace_040, Acrylic, polyacrylic, walnut on plywood, 7.75" x 7.75" x 0.75", 2011

Participating artists: John M. Adams, David Barr, Craig Hill, Robert Kincheloe, J.T. Kirkland, Tamryn McDermott and Jacobe Noonan.


"Based off of the idea that all big things are ultimately composed of smaller things, this show is a special collection of artwork that represents glimpses from the path that each artist is creating.  These small works take on an intimate nature, drawing the viewer in close and giving them a more personal experience.  They are components and elements of the bigger picture while functioning as clues and hints into the mind of the artist.  There's a challenge that the artist faces when dealing with small scale work, it forces them to use a specific control while containing limitless concepts within a limited space."


Adam Lister Gallery
3950 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
http://www.adamlistergallery.com/

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Pop Up Projecct - Morton Fine Arts

 November 11th through December 6th 2011
Opening reception: Friday, November 11, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery B
7700 Wisconsin Ave # E
Bethesda, MD

NYC NOW is an exhibition of new work by 5 contemporary artists living in New York City. New artworks by New York based, contemporary artists Jules Arthur, Choichun Leung, Kenichi Hoshine, Jason Sho-Green and Margaret Bowland.

More information at www.mortonfineart.com and www.apopupproject.com.


Splash! at Porter Contemporary

Splash! at Porter Contemporary

Splash!
 October 27 - December 3, 2011
Porter Contemporary announces Splash!, a group exhibition of thirteen artists in various mediums focusing on color.  Porter Contemporary invites everyone to come in their most impressive colors and make their own splash! We invite you to dress in your boldest colors, wear colorful masks in true Halloween spirit, and enjoy the emotionally stirring effects of our colorful show.

From ancient Greek philosophers devising connotative meanings to different colors, to color theory principles found in Leonardo da Vince’s notebooks, and Isaac Newton’s theory of colors in the 18th century -- the energizing flow of light transcends time and continues to delight its viewers.  Amazingly, humans perceive over 2.8 million different hues. We invite you to let your eyes roam free following the emotionally stirring effects of our colorful show.

Artworks by: 

Antonas Adomaitis
Jennie Barrese
Tegan Brozyna
Sergey Dikovsky
Daina Falk
Jihay Kang
Lori Larusso
Andrew Maglathlin
Anne Marchand
Orfey Mindov
Judith Mullen
Aoife O'Donnell
Roy Wiemann

Porter / Contemporary
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC
Gallery Hours:  Wednesday 11 - 6 PM; Thursday 11 - 8 PM; Friday and Saturday 11 - 6 PM

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Robin Rose, From Her to Eternity, 2011
encaustic on linen on aluminum hexcel panel, 30" x 24"

Robin Rose: THE BIG PAYBACK
November 12–December 23, 2011

Public Reception:  Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 6:30–8:30pm.

Each painting in Robin Rose’s newest body of encaustic work offers a unique experience, parallel to the experience undergone as the artist creates the work. Rose intends for the viewer to experience an initial moment of recognition upon first encountering his paintings. He anticipates the viewerʼs inclination to respond intuitively to visual stimuli and draw associations with familiar images, ideas, and feelings. Something familiar is suggested, without being literally revealed.

The paintings in The Big Payback are each associated with a piece of music by one of Rose’s musical heroes. These references can be loose or tight, in many cases revealing themselves only after the painting is complete. In “Kinda Blue”, a painting inspired by the Miles Davis album of the same name, ultramarine blue rings and dots swirl in a whirlpool-like formation. In "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love", which references the song by They Might Be Giants, icy white threads radiate from the center of the composition, creating a raised heap of chaos where they intersect.

James Brown's 1973 double album and title track "The Payback" was originally slotted to be the soundtrack for a blaxploitation film called “Hell Up in Harlem.”  Rejected by the film’s director, Larry Cohen, for not being funky enough, the album was released by Brown and went on to be #1 on the Soul Albums chart. “Make It Funky/The Big Payback” was later used as the title for a James Brown compilation album.

Born in 1946 in Ocala, Florida, Robin Rose received his Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University. Roseʼs work has been exhibited in New York, California, and Washington, DC. His work has been widely collected by museums and private collectors, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and The Phillips Collection.

HEMPHILL
1515 14th Street NW
Washington DC, 20005
202-234-5601
www.hemphillfinearts.com

GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00am–5:00pm, and by appointment 
Gallery will be closed on November 24-25-26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

"The Unforgettable Firepaintings of Peter Kephart"

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 5:30-9:00pm
Exhibit Dates: November 17 - December 9

@

The Swann House: Historic Dupont Circle Inn
1808 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009


Peter Kephart is a WV based visual artist who uses a unique process involving fire.
www.petesfingers.com

Victoria F. Gaitán: Going Out Gurus - Washington Post

Victoria F. Gaitán: Going Out Gurus - Washington Post

Patricia Piccinini: The Welcome Guest | Victoria F. Gaitán: Scenes of Mild Peril

2 Solo Exhibitions
through December 17, 2011

http://www.connercontemporary.com/exhibitions/patricia-piccinini-the-welcome-guest-victoria-f-gaitn-scenes-of-mild-peril/

CCA is located in a newly converted industrial building recently acquired and renovated by Conner and Smith. In DC's Atlas Arts District, the Gallery occupies a 7,000-square foot ground-level complex with two indoor galleries, a dedicated media room, and an open courtyard exhibition space. Providing museum-scale exhibition areas for established artists and project spaces for young talent, CCA continues to strengthen its artistic dossier.

BYT Opening Pictures

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Opening Reception: "Coiled Terrain", Thursday, November 10th, 6:30-8:00pm


Coiled Terrain
November 10 - December 11

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 10th
6:30 - 8:00pm

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001
longviewgallerydc.com
202.232.4788

Amy Genser’s exploration of paper as medium began in a papermaking and bookmaking class while studying for her graduate degree in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Art school led her to paper, but growing up in the northeastern United States and her year round visits to the beaches of Rhode Island inspired her love of the natural world. She masterfully manipulates paper to satisfy her obsession with color, texture and pattern while composing works undoubtedly influenced by her fascination with organic forms and natural processes.

Genser’s work grows from piles of flat paper into textured, three-dimensional constructions. Manipulated by her hands, each piece of paper is stacked, rolled, and cut, creating growth rings of color.

“I often look to the natural world for inspiration. I am fascinated by the flow of water, the organization of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, and seaweed. Aerial views of our landscape are compelling; becoming quilt-like when viewed from above.”

Upcoming Panel at The Kreeger Museum: A Viewpont - Women Making Sculpture

Panel Discussion: A Viewpoint – Women Making Sculpture
Moderated by Vivienne Lassman

Featuring Dalya Luttwak, Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Carol Brown Goldberg  
Thursday, November 17, 6:30-7:30 pm
 

 
Image: Dalya Luttwak places individual pieces of her steel sculptures of roots during installation of When Nature Takes Over

Tickets: $10 / Members: Free. Reservations: visit www.kreegermuseum.org, call 202-338-3552 or email visitorservices[at]kreegermuseum.org

The public is invited to The Kreeger Museum for a panel discussion featuring three renowned Washington, DC artists. Carol Brown Goldberg works with a foundry to cast her bronzes; Dalya Luttwak works alone in her studio, forging steel; Martha Jackson-Jarvis is currently making clay and glass tiles for a monumental commission. Although each artist approaches sculpture-making in a different manner as can be seen in their works installed at the Kreeger, the sculptors are unified by the task of surmounting the technical challenges associated with being a female sculptor.  Vivienne Lassman, Independent Curator,  Art Advisor, Gallerist and Art Consultant in the field of contemporary art, will moderate the discussion.

Presented in partnership with the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), this event is a must-attend for anyone interested in art and art-making.  Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this lively discourse between three celebrated artists amidst the beauty of the The Kreeger Museum.
--------------------                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The Kreeger Museum is a private, non-profit museum located in the former residence of Carmen and David Kreeger. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, it showcases the Kreegers’ permanent collection of 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture, as well as African art. The Kreeger Museum is located at 2401 Foxhall Road, NW in Washington, DC. The Museum is open Tues-Thurs by reservation only for the 10:30 am or 1:30 pm guided tour.  Fri & Sat open hours are 10 am-4 pm, no reservations required. For further information, call 202-337-3050 x10 or visit www.kreegermuseum.org.

Andy Holtin: A Theatre of Objects

Flashpoint Gallery Presents
Andy Holtin's A Theatre of Objects
November 11 – December 21, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, November 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Art + Coffee: Artist Andy Holtin will be giving a talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s  Art + Coffee program on Sunday, November 13, 1:30pm.

Andy Holtin’s exhibition will fill Flashpoint Gallery with animated video screens and projectors that play on technology, performance and human relationships. Holtin will exhibit three new pieces that combine pre-recorded video screens and projectors that shift and rotate in real time.

Holtin develops a dynamic connection with each viewer by engaging them directly – to the extent that the viewer has to pass through and become physically immersed in much of the work. The artist explains, “The works generate different experiences and dialogues, both between themselves and with the viewer. These combinations heighten the sense of exploration as viewers move through, interact with and discover the moments and models of the theatre of objects.”

Holtin is also exhibiting new work with Galo Moncayo at the Georgetown University Spagnuolo Gallery. The View: Sculpture and Video on the Modeled Landscape is on view until December 9, 2011.

916 G St NW | Washington, DC 20001 | 202.315.1305
www.flashpointdc.org

Avatar of the Dream: A night of entertainment, art and charity