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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Last Day to see, Through the Lens: Visions of Post-war Europe Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Massive, 2012 by Philip Breson
Featuring never-before-exhibited photographs of Fred Maroon and Philippe Bréson, the show offers a narrative of the environmental and social changes that swept through Europe after World War I and II. Artist’s Proof showcases how photographers Fred Maroon and Philippe Bréson offer a narrative on the changes that swept through Europe after World War I and II in the exhibition, “Through the Lens: Visions of Post-War Europe.” This exhibition will be curated by the distinguished Will Stapp who was the founding curator of the photography collection of the National Portrait Gallery.


Beggar Boy by Fred Maroon, Liverpool, 1951
Each photographer employs a carefully developed visual language to express the healing from scars left behind by each conflict. While Bréson focuses on the topographical ruptures in Europe’s landscapes left from the artillery shelling and trenches of World War I, Maroon’s 1950 and 1951 collections aimed to depict European society during a period of recovery from the ravages of World War II.

Fred J. Maroon (1924-2001) is described as one of the finest photographers of his generation. His career spanned more than half a century and touched on topics ranging from fashion, architecture, landscapes, photojournalism, and politics. This exhibition of his post-WWII photographs have never been shown as a collection of works and the exhibition seeks to tell the story of his travel through Europe as a stringer for Life Magazine. The people and places are seen through the eyes of a young American war veteran, fresh out of university, curious yet unsophisticated, as he intuitively reacted to the scenes he witnessed. In addition to the numerous awards garnered during an impressive career, Maroon’s works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Library of Congress.

Unlike most contemporary photographers, Philippe Bréson works in an antiquated silver gelatin process, requiring him to develop each photograph manually, and often build his own cameras manually. An experienced photojournalist, Bréson has also taught photography in various art institutes in Paris. Featured in the Beaux Arts Magazine, Bréson has exhibited since 1986. His dive into “memory” as a theme is colored in the same ways as his explorations into portraiture, architecture, and underground sexuality. His works appeal to a vintage aesthetic. Based out of Paris, this is the first release of the artist’s work in the United States.

You can discover more about Maroon, Bréson, and other artists at www.aproof.net

Images: courtesy Artist's Proof Gallery.

Artist’s Proof Gallery Hours:
Mondays thru Saturdays: 11:00am to 7:00pm Sundays: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

1533 WISCONSIN AVE NW
WASHINGTON D.C. 20007
+1 202 803 2782

Looking Back / Looking Forward - Three days of viewing

Greetings! We hope you had a great season and are continuing the holiday celebrating. We are in the last three days of the exhibition, Looking Back/Looking Forward at Brentwood Arts Exchange (BAE). You can end the year or start a fresh one with a visit to see this exhibition. Either way is good! 


Here is a nice review of the show featured in East City Art in case you didn't see it. 

Read REVIEW here.

Please feel free to send your colleagues and friends to visit the exhibition before close of day on Saturday, January 2. Brentwood Arts Exchange is open 10 am - 7 pm on Wednesday, and 10 am-4 pm on Thursday and Saturday, (closed Friday for the holiday).

Celebrating 15 years of Millennium Arts Salon, the exhibition features artists: Holly Bass, Joan Belmar, Anne Bouie, Wesley Clark, Hediech Ilchi, Wayson R. Jones, Anne Marchand, E.J. Montgomery, Ellington Robinson, Sheldon Scott, and Stan Squirewell.
Looking Back/Looking Forward is co-curated by Jarvis Dubois, Janell Blackmon-Pryor, and Sharon Burton.
This exhibition commemorates Millennium Arts Salon's (MAS) commitment to art and culture in the Washington, DC area for over fifteen years. Participating artists featured in this exhibition foster the dialogue between cultural consciousness, social expectations, and human emotion. Abstract forms, fictional characters, and symbolic representations give us an entry point to an open-ended exchange about human connectivity.

Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center

(301) 277-2863

Friday, December 18, 2015

Georgetown GLOW runs through Sunday, December 20

The seasonal celebration, now in its second year, features public
light-art installations throughout Georgetown

Georgetown GLOW—the popular holiday celebration featuring outdoor public light-art installations that invite visitors to “re-imagine the season of light,”—comes to a close on Sunday evening. In its second year, Georgetown GLOW has grown from a weekend-long celebration to a 10-day exhibition from December 11-20, with works lit from 6-10 p.m. nightly. Attendance to Georgetown GLOW, including access to all art installations, is FREE.

Five site-specific installations, commissioned by local, regional and international artists, are on view along and adjacent to the historic C&O Canal. Georgetown GLOW is organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID). Visit www.GeorgetownGLOWDC.com for information, including artwork details and a map.
THIS WEEKEND

Georgetown GLOW information booths are located at the following locations: Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue), Jefferson Court (1025 Thomas Jefferson Street at K Street), and Pinstripes (1064 Wisconsin Avenue) Friday through Sunday, from 6-10 p.m.
Nightly outdoor musical performances from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the lawn of Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue). 
·         Friday, Dec. 18: 42nd Street Singerscaroling quartet
·         Saturday, Dec. 19: Word of Moutha cappella group
·         Sunday, Dec. 20: Tamara Wellonssoul, jazz vocalist

Half price ($5) ice skating at Washington Harbour, the region's largest outdoor ice skating rink, through December 20 when you mention Georgetown GLOW. 

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams is a public art expert and curator whose projects have included the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities’ 5x5 program, Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennial, the Downtown BID’s Art All Night Festival, and Arlington, VA, public art initiatives.   

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) recognizes the following sponsors for their generous support of Georgetown GLOW 2015: The JBG Companies, Jamestown/Georgetown Park, MRP Realty/Washington Harbour Georgetown, HOK, RB Properties, Inc., Jaguar/Land Rover, The Current Newspapers, Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown Suites, and Think Out Loud Productions.

GETTING THERE
Georgetown GLOW has partnered with Parking Panda to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking at many convenient locations around the event. First time users: enter promo code GTOWN25 at checkout to receive an additional 25% off your reservation at https://www.parkingpanda.com/georgetown-glow-parking?ref=georgetown

Attendees can also access the event via public transportation options, including nearby Metro stations, the DC Circulator, MetroBus, and Capital Bikeshare. For more information on getting to Georgetown, visit www.georgetowndc.com/gettinghere.

Georgetown Business Improvement District visit georgetowndc.com

Photo:
WIRED People Project: The Lovers by Herve Orgeas and Arthur Gallice. Photo: Sam Kittner for the Georgetown BID.




DCAC Artist Talks Dec 18, 6-8 pm and


The District of Columbia Arts Center will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  

Friday, December 18, 6-8 pm: Artist Talk & Happy Hour


In collaboration with the Black Artists of DC (BADC)


Pressure Points 
Curated by Deirdre Darden

Aziza Gibson Hunter, Imani Shanklin Roberts, Michael Fischerkeller, Ashley Ja'nae, and Elana Casey


December 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 5 pm: Topic discussion & Closing Reception

Pressure points are vital points that when engaged, release energy and organize a system of communication throughout the body.  In this exhibition, artists use oil and acrylic paintings, multimedia collages, and ink on paper to look at society's pressure points and the external systems which cause internal stress, congestion, ache and fatigue.  The visual analysis is not a protest, or the application of pressure, but instead the energy release that compresses tension and creates dialogue, relief.

More info at: dcartscenter.org

 

||In the nano gallery||
 
Singles Faire: Intimate Gestures
Jenny Walton

November 6, 2015 - January 31, 2016


Sunday, January 31, 2016, 5 pm: Artist Talk and Closing Reception

The small paintings in Singles Faire: Intimate Gestures were created on New York City and Washington, DC transit fare cards, and paper ephemera.  These bits of paper intensify metaphors of passage and journey from their original intentions as fare cards to works that develop layered meanings in body language.  A variety of techniques including media transfer, watercolor, and drawing were used to create these works into awkwardly humorous views into the lives of singles.   


More info at: dcartscenter.org 


DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW
WashingtonDC  20009

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

      Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace & Happiness




Monday, December 07, 2015

Brentwood Arts Exchange Exhibition and Open Studios in Maryland





Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center is featuring eleven artists from the DMV area exhibiting large scale work in "Looking Back/Looking Forward". I’m excited to be one of the exhibiting artists in this very cool show! It's co-curated by Jarvis Dubois, Janell Blackmon-Pryor, and Sharon Burton. 
Contact me if you’d like to meet me at Brentwood Arts Exchange on Dec 12th to discuss my work in this exhibit commemorating Millennium Arts Salon’s (MAS) commitment to art and culture in the Washington, DC area. Participating artists are Holly Bass, Joan Belmar, Anne Bouie, Welsey Clark, Nekisha Durrett, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Wayson Jones, Anne Marchand, EJ Montgomery, Ellington Robinson, Sheldon Scott, and Stan Squirewell. The exhibition runs through Jan 2, 2016. Contact Anne Marchand www.facebook.com/events/16639617104...  
  
I'll be moving around the area visiting studios and let's meet at 4pm at the Brentwood Arts Exchange on Saturday, Dec 12. Since there’s so much to see, you can make an artful day visiting artist's studios nearby! Connect with me and let me know if you plan to meet me. Contact Anne Marchand

Open Studios

www.facebook.com/events/45643606455...

Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center,
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
(301) 277-2863

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Georgetown GLOW Returns December 11-20

Five local, regional & international artists display commissioned work inspired by the historic C&O Canal



Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2015) – Five local, regional, and international artists will show commissioned light-art works inspired by the historic C&O Canal during the second annual Georgetown GLOW exhibition in Georgetown. In its second year, GLOW will expand from a weekend-long celebration to a 10-day exhibition from Friday, December 11 – Sunday, December 20 with works lit nightly from 6-10 p.m. In addition to the light works, GLOW 2015 includes an Artists’ Talk on December 12, live entertainment, store promotions and more.
Georgetown GLOW is a signature winter event celebrating the holiday season organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID). Visit www.GeorgetownGLOWDC.com for announcements and updates.
Artists represented in Georgetown GLOW 2015 include: Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (New York, NY), Arthur Gallice and Hervé Orgeas (Shanghai/Washington, D.C.), the collective SHO + ULR (Pittsburgh/Gainesville, FL/Boston), Kelly Towles (Washington, D.C.), and Hiroshi Jacobs of the trans-disciplinary research and design collaborative HiJAC (Washington, D.C.).  The group of five artists represent a diverse mix of backgrounds in artistic lighting design, sculpture, architecture, street art, video mapping, and film.
This year’s exhibition encourages contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural and built environment. The intimate, historic C&O Canal—a beautiful, meditative waterway reminiscent of Georgetown’s founding as a port town and located just steps from bustling M Street—is the anchor and inspiration for the site-specific works. The C&O Canal, the “spine” of Georgetown, was erected in 1828 to carry goods westward. Today, it is a National Park Service property and a destination for recreation and respite. Visitors are encouraged to reflect as they are transported.

Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, a public art expert and the exhibition’s curator, said: “The energy central to GLOW is how artists play with, and become part of, the juxtaposition of the contemporary and historic inherent to Georgetown. That mix makes Georgetown a very unique and interesting place to experience any time of year. That these artists have this environment as their ‘canvas’ to create works, and that these fleeting works are so interactive, makes the experience of being in Georgetown quite revelatory.”

Over both weekends during Georgetown GLOW, visitors will enjoy nightly live outdoor musical performances from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the lawn of Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue). Additionally, visitors shouldn’t miss a visit to Washington Harbour for a spin on the region's largest outdoor ice skating rink.

Georgetown’s holiday décor and lights make it one of the city’s most festive neighborhoods during the holiday season.  As attendees tour the public art works, they are also encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the uniquely decorated merchant windows in the fourth annual Holiday Window Competition, in which fourteen Georgetown merchants--mainly small and regional businesses--square off in a friendly competition to win top holiday decor honors. Visitors vote for their favorite store window by "liking" its photo in an album on Georgetown’s official Facebook page. The winner is crowned on December 21, the day after #GeorgetownGLOW comes to a close. 

Visitors can pick up programs/maps at Georgetown GLOW information booths located at the following locations, December 11-13 & December 18-20 from 6-10 p.m.: Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue), Jefferson Court (1025 Thomas Jefferson Street at K Street), and Pinstripes (1064 Wisconsin Avenue).
For event information anytime, visit www.GeorgetownGLOWDC.com.  
Visitors to GLOW are encouraged to follow Georgetown on Twitter (@georgetowndc), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGeorgetownDC/) and Instagram (@officialgeorgetowndc), join the event on Facebookand participate and share via the hashtag #GeorgetownGLOW.     
      
2015 ARTISTS AND PROJECTS
Shifting Gaze: A film Installation about Choice, Desire & Memory, Laia Cabrera & Co. (Laia Cabrera + Isabelle Duverger)New York, NY.
Location:  C&O Canal wall, at 1064 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at the rear of Georgetown Park
Sponsored by Jamestown Properties & Georgetown Park
Shifting Gaze is a film-art-music installation about choice, desire and memory conceived and directed by Laia Cabrera (filmmaker and video artist) and created in collaboration with Erica Glyn (music, composer and singer) and Isabelle Duverger (animation and mapping). Shifting Gaze is a film about identity, about making choices, a memory in act. Drawing from the body, faces, urban patterns, nature and remains of activity, the piece explores a notion of choice, linked to desire and memory - choice being the present, memory representing the past and desire, the drive for a future. Underneath these mirrored imageries lie many stories about limits, freedom and self-perception.

WIRED People Project: The LoversArthur Gallice & Hervé Orgeas, Shanghai/Washington, D.C.
Location: Under Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, just south of M Street

Drawing inspiration from calligraphy and its philosophy, WIRED People Project: The Lovers is a series of portraits that are hand-drawn with uninhibited brushstrokes expressing an emotion caught in time. This series has been developed in both print and sculpture. For Georgetown GLOW, Orgeas and Gallice have worked closely to introduce an experiential, lighting element to the sculpture. The result is an installation that tells the story of two lovers who meet each other at night…under the historic Wisconsin Avenue Bridge (Washington’s oldest bridge).

Intr(ə)Scapes , SHO + ULR (Pittsburgh/Gainesville, FL/Boston)
Location:  The Foundry Building Plaza, adjacent to the C&O Canal at 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street
Sponsored by The JBG Companies 
Inspired by swaying prairie grasses, Intr(ə)Scapes is an interactive light installation that invites visitors to explore and immerse themselves within its dynamic lightscape. A total of 480 eerie, glowing acrylic stalks are lit by RGB LEDs embedded within a CNC-fabricated synthetic landscape. Tracked via an infrared imaging system comprised of custom hardware and software, visitors’ movements are reflected in waves of colored light animations that shift and churn with every step. The inherent flexibility of the acrylic stalks helps them to react naturally to self-weight, air movement, and human touch, embodying and tracing the kinetic energies and latent forces present within the environment.

A Happy Place, Kelly TowlesWashington, D.C.
Location:  Jefferson Court office building courtyard, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street at K Street
Sponsored by The JBG Companies 
Note: This work will be shown from 7-9 p.m. nightly.
Towles, an artist known for his colorful, large-scale murals whose work has been shown at Washington’s David Adamson Gallery and in commissions throughout the city, ventures into video and light projection with Happy Place. The work is an animated version of the artist’s world, bringing to life his creative processes and transforming his typically painted works into motion and form. The work marks a new interaction with Towles’ “canvas” of facades, windows and walls, and invites viewers into his Happy Place.





iGlow, HiJAC (Hiroshi Jacobs)Washington, D.C.
Location:  Grace Church lawn, 1041 Wisconsin Avenue
iGlow is a corridor of light that puts its occupants on display, pixelating their image to express an analog digitization of motion. The corridor is lined with lights on one side and a perforated screen on the other. As you make your way through, the sculpture’s exterior translucent surface displays the activity within. The commotion of activity inside creates an ephemeral expression of life on the outside.

ARTISTS’ TALK
Saturday, December 12, 4:30-6 p.m. Doors, 4:30 p.m.; program begins at 5 p.m.
Hickok Cole Architects, 1023 31st St., NW.
Meet & greet with the 2015 Georgetown GLOW artists and learn about their light-art installations. This program is FREE and open to the public; space is limited and RSVPs are suggested at www.GeorgetownGLOWDC.com.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) recognizes the following sponsors for their generous support of Georgetown GLOW 2015: The JBG Companies, Jamestown/Georgetown Park, The Washington Harbour Ice Rink, HOK Architects, Hickok Cole Architects, AIR (American Institutes for Research), RB Properties, Inc., Sea Catch Restaurant, Jaguar/Land Rover, The Georgetown Current Newspapers, Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown Suites, and Think Out Loud Productions.

About the Curator
Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams is a public art expert and curator whose projects have included the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities’ 5x5 program, Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennial, the Downtown BID’s Art All Night Festival, and Arlington, VA, public art initiatives.   

About the Georgetown Business Improvement District
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown. Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown BID has more than 1,000 members. The organization is located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. and sets a standard of excellence in preserving historic charm while meeting contemporary needs. From marketing and special events, to transportation, economic development, destination management and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. For more information, visit georgetowndc.com.

 

Images:
Page two:
Jason Peters, The Glow at Jefferson Court (2014). Photo Sam Kittner/courtesy of the Georgetown BID.
Page three:
Laia Cabrera, Shifting Gaze. Rendering courtesy of the artist.
Arthur Gallice and Herve Orgeas, WIRED People Project: The Lovers. Rendering courtesy of the artists.
SHO + ULR, Intr(e)scapes. Rendering courtesy of the artists.
Page four:
Kelly Towles, Happy Place. Image courtesy of the artist.
Hiroshi Jacobs, iGlow. Rendering courtesy of the artist.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Long View Gallery Holiday Group Show Opens Dec 3


December 3 - January 9, 2016
Opening Reception - Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30-8pm

Join us in celebrating the holiday season with a collection of small works by artists Jason Wright, Mike Weber, Lori Katz, Laurel Lukaszewski, Sondra N. Arkin, Val Rossman, Zachary Oxman and Anne Marchand.

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
202.232.4788

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Forty-third Annual Faculty Exhibition at Montgomery College’s King Street Gallery

Montgomery College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the 43rd Annual Faculty Exhibition. The exhibit opens December 3 at the King Street Gallery, with a reception from 6–8 p.m. This exhibition features artwork by notable emerging and established DC artists. 

The prolific faculty and staff of Montgomery College’s Visual and Performing Arts department exhibit recent work in this annual exhibition. The show includes notable local artists J. J. McCracken, Jake Muirhead, Renee Lachman, Jeremy Flick, Ellington Robinson, and Jenny Walton, among others. 

The 43rd Annual Faculty Exhibition runs December 3–February 7 at the King Street Gallery. A reception will be held Thursday, December 3 from 6–8 p.m. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/

Free and open to the public. 

About The King Street Gallery: The King Street Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts while bringing art to the community. As part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists. 

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 
930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910 
Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center. 


The Same but Different: Creative Morphology opens at Mclean

McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS 
November 21 – December 23, 2015
Reception and Gallery Talk December 3, 7 – 9 pm 

 The Same but Different: Creative Morphology 
Emerson Gallery

This curated exhibition features works by artists who make use of the processes of observing, sorting and classifying as a prelude to creating shape, structure and color. The exhibit will high-light the inherent conceptual and procedural similarities between scientific and artistic pro-cesses. Works by Susan Eder and Craig Dennis, Laurel Lukaszewski, Richard Dana, and Tom Green are included. 

Wanderer: The Travel Journals, Works by Maria Karametou 
Atrium Gallery
McLean Art Society Juried Exhibition
Ramp Gallery
 Wanderer: The Travel Journals, Works by Maria Karametou
Atrium Gallery
These mixed media works are based on visual observations the artist has collected while wandering in different parts of the world. Karametou has saved these visual glimpses as a way of synthesizing and interpreting her experiences, encasing them in small plastic sleeves, like an archival photographic display. Hung together with artist made books and other works, they present an open-ended story with both personal and universal impact.


McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS AT THE McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Auction: Color Code NOVEMBER 12 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Auction: Color Code
November 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ID requested
1300 New York Ave., NW, Washington, 20577

Artists support social projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Organized by the Family Association of the Inter/American Development Bank Family Association

IDB Family Association

Exhibition by Artists who are Visually Impaired CLB & GWU Corcoran School

Exhibition Opening featuring works by Artists who are Visually Impaired CLB & George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Exhibition Design Students

WHAT: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB), in partnership with the students from the George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s MA in Exhibition Design Programand the Pepco Gallery, is pleased to host this exhibition featuring works by artists who are visually impaired. The exhibition will feature approximately 60 works of art, including paintings and sculpture. Artists will be in attendance at the opening reception to share their experiences and background on their works. The five-week-long exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Select works will be for sale.
WHO: The keynote speaker is Marsha Ralls, a global fine art adviser, technology entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of Closed Monday Productions, LLC. Special guests include At-Large DC Councilmember David Grosso.
WHEN: ThursdayNovember 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Event Schedule
 5:30 PM
Exhibition Opens to the Public
6:00 PM
Program Begins
7:30 PM
Exhibition Ends
WHERE: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068

Sunday, November 08, 2015

“WONDER” Opens Nov. 13 at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Works by Nine Major Contemporary Artists Transform Nation’s First Art Museum in Celebration of Reopening

WONDER,the debut exhibition at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, celebrates the opening of the historic building with immersive installations by nine leading contemporary artistsJennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal. “WONDER” will open Nov. 13 and will be on view for six months. The exhibition is organized by Nicholas R. Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge of the Renwick Gallery.

The artists featured in “WONDER” were selected for their ability to transform spaces through installation and for their focus on process and materials. Each was invited to select a gallery in the Renwick while the building was closed for a major two-year renovation and then create an installation inspired by that space.

Public Programs and Events
A series of public programs and events will accompany the opening. Celebratory galas will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Wednesday, Nov. 11 (tickets $75). A morning ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Nov. 13 (weather permitting), will precede a free open house where the public can explore the galleries, meet curators and enjoy live music. The Renwick will remain open after hours that evening to present a large-scale version of its DIY program, “Handi-hour,” featuring “all you can craft” activities inspired by artworks in “WONDER,” craft beer and live music. This event is ticketed ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) and available for ages 21 and up. A free festival Saturday, Nov. 14, for children, families, and visitors of all ages, will feature craft activities, artist demonstrations, musical performances and museum tours. renwick.americanart.si.edu/opening-events.

The Renwick Gallery is the branch museum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, featuring a wide range of contemporary craft and decorative art. The Renwick Gallery is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. Website: renwick.americanart.si.edu
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Saturday, November 07, 2015

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November 21, 2015
8-11pm
American University's Katzen Arts Center


Purchase Your Auction Tickets HERE while still available!

Check out the fantastic profile of our Auction 
in the November issue of DC Magazine!

Many thanks to our friend 
 Shepard Fairey 
for the inclusion of this gorgeous 1st edition piece in the Auction: 
This New Wave is a Little Slick for My Taste, 2014, 
 
silk screen, wood panel, 18"x24", 1/6
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Let's Drink a Dozen Roses
Transformer's 5th Annual Storefront Exhibition
November 7 - November 29, 2015
Presented in conjunction with Transformer's 12th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party, Transformer is pleased to present Let's Drink a Dozen Roses, a site-specific storefront installation by Parisian artist and Glassbox curator, Hélène Garcia.  
Garcia is also guest curating a selection of her peer emerging Parisian artists' works in Transformer's 12th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party.
Transformer's 5th Annual Storefront Exhibition, Let's  Drink  a  Dozen  Roses presents paper and printed images that create a set of volumes  and textures directly responding to the window space environment, while  echoing  the  function  and nature of  storefront  windows for  display  and public engagement.
Click here for more information.
Image credit: Hélène Garcia, Lets Drink A Dozen Roses, 2015
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FlatFile at Fringe
October 1 - December 31, 2015

Logan Fringe Art Space
1358 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 

FlatFile at Fringe, a monthly rotating exhibition of 2D works from Transformer's FlatFile program October 1 -December 31, 2015 at the new Logan Fringe Arts Space, is a fantastic way to start or expand your art collection and build relationships with some of DC's best emerging visual artists.
FlatFile works are available for purchase at FlatFile at Fringe, Transformer's online FlatFile Store, and at Transformer's 1404 P Street, NW location an on-going basis.

FlatFile at Fringe  Event
Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30 - 8:00

For more information, click here.

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t r a n s f o r m e r is a Washington, DC based 501 (c) 3 artist-centered non-profit visual arts organization, providing a consistent, supportive, and professional platform for emerging artists to explore and present experimental artistic concepts, build audiences for their work, and advance their careers. A catalyst and advocate for contemporary artists and emergent expression in the visual arts, Transformer connects and promotes emerging visual artists within regional, national and international contexts through exhibition and programs partnerships with artists, curators, commercial galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. 

Transformer's 2015/16 Exhibition Series and programs are supported by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The CrossCurrents Foundation, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities/NEA, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The Bernstein Family Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts' Access to Artistic Excellence award, 
The Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Visionary Friends of Transformer.
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