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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Athenaeum Gallery Presents the 2017 Athenaeum Invitational: GLOW Group Exhibition

Cycle by Anne Marchand, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36” x 36.” Anne Marchand is
one of the artists participating  in The 2017 Athenaeum Invitational. Photo credit: Greg Staley.
Artists’ Reception: Sunday, September 24, 4- 6pm
The Athenaeum Invitational is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery, as well as artists whose works were selected through a call for submissions. This year’s theme, GLOW, asks artists to create work that shows a sense of lightness or hope emanating from something dark. The show is juried by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray and prize winners will be selected by Zoe Charlton.
Gallery Hours:
Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 12pm to 4pm and Saturdays: 1pm to 4pm
Athenaeum Gallery is located at 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703.548.0035 or visit nvfaa.org.

Latinas 4 Latinas, Silent Art Auction at The Mexican Cultural Institute - Sept. 23

Connect: Silent Art Auction will take place Saturday, September 23rd
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW Washington, D.C. 

You can purchase tickets on eventbrite and check out
the catalogue for the participating artworks here.
http://latinas4latinas.org/event/connect-silent-art-auction-fundraising/

Monday, September 18, 2017

SUPERFIERCE DC - Salon Party Tickets Available

SUPERFIERCE DC is transforming one of the East Coast’s most renowned creative spaces, Blind Whino, with permanent juried exhibit featuring over 20 acclaimed artists from across the country and Washington, DC. 

SUPERFIERCE SALON PARTY  -  OCTOBER 5, 2017
Exhibition runs all month long in October.  Open Daily - Free to the Public.
Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Do you like art? What about a fab party? Inspiring women make a difference?
Of course you do...so purchase your tickets to the SuperFierce 2017 Opening Party on October 5th! Support the arts and have fun doing it. 

Tickets available here


DID YOU KNOW? According to the National Endowment for the Arts, over 51% of visual artists are women But…LESS THAN 5% are represented in permanent collections around the world.

PARTNER WITH SUPERFIERCE & PAY IT FORWARD!
Be a Sponsor of SUPERFIERCE DC 2017. Sponsorships can be customized to create unique opportunities for you!

SUPERFIERCE is thrilled to donate 25% of the proceeds of all sales to EBeauty as our national charity partner.

For more information Email: SUPERFIERCEDC@GMAIL.COM

Join the movement








Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Home + Discordance = US Opens September 15, 2017

Home + Discordance = US 
an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of “home”. 

September 15 –- October 14, 2017



Opening Reception and Performances: 
Friday, September 15 (6-8 pm)


Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe. Presented by Solas Nua and New York University, Washington, DC.

Curator: Jackie Hoysted, Director Visual Arts Solas Nua

Artists: Holly Bass, Hoesy Corona, Heloisa Escudero, Erin Devine, John Brendan Guinan, Jackie Hoysted, Ann Lewis, Tsedaye Makonnen, Akemi Maegawa, Carolina Mayorga, Sheldon Scott, René Treviño, Anna Tsouhlarakis and Helen Zughaib

Venue: NYU Washington DC, 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Saturday, September 09, 2017

202 Arts and Music Festival 2017 - TODAY!




202 Arts and Music Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 9 | 9 am - 9 pm 

Southwest DC
4th and M Street SW | Randall Field
Washington, DC 
Metro: Waterfront (Green Line) 
  
FREE ADMISSION 

This Saturday, September 9th, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) proudly presents the second annual 202 Arts and Music Festival in Southwest DC. Join us for a day of visual arts, music, poetry, film, dance, workshops and more, featuring more than 100 artists.


Learn about these talented groups and individuals in our  Artists Guide 

And plan your day in advance by checking out the full schedule of programming and venue map online



Featuring Arrested Development

Photo courtesy of Arrested Development
*Please note that all listed artists and scheduled activities subject to change.


Tickets are free to the public and are now available online via www.dcarts.dc.gov or by calling 202-724-5613. 



September in DC is 202Creates Month -- a month of events and activities that showcases the diversity of artists, makers, and entrepreneurs who contribute to the District's thriving creative industries. Watch this promo video and be sure to use #202Creates to keep us informed about the work you are doing -- or seeing -- and to find out about DC's creative community! Follow @202Creates on Instagram and @entertain_DC on Twitter to learn more.   


About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Twist – Layer – Pour Reception - Saturday, September 9


TWIST - LAYER - POUR

Sondra N. Arkin + Joan Belmar + Mary Early


September 5 - October 22, 2017

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 6-9 PM


Gallery Talk with the Artists & Sarah Tanguy, Curator
Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In Twist – Layer – Pour, the unexpected grouping of Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar and Mary Early yields a dynamic, site-responsive meditation on systemized components and accumulated wholes. Step by step, link by link, their obsessive object-making becomes a metaphor for conscious and intuitive gesture, relational interconnectivity, and the passage of time.


At once public and private, monumental and intimate, the works profess an unswerving passion for their chosen materials: steel wire, synthetic papers, and beeswax. Individual variances and details invite close attention while, in the aggregate, distilled shapes and rhythmic patterns emerge. Whether the viewer roams among the works or stands still, the artwork expands, surrounds and cascades all around.

Together the installations create a kaleidoscope of contrasting perspectives and engage all aspects of their architectural setting—floor, ceiling, and wall, be it double or single height, curved, straight, or glass. The flow of air and the play of light further complicate the interaction between actual and implied motion. From humble materials, and from individual units, the artists create a new way of experiencing the space.

Exhibition catalogue available.



The American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016

www.american.edu/museum
(202) 885-1300

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Parking available under the Katzen Arts Center and is free after 5pm and on weekends.


Image: Mary Early, Untitled [Curve], 2017, beeswax, dimensions variable (detail)

Saturday opening of CIANNE FRAGIONE: DANCING THE TARANTELLA

Opening Reception with the Artist
Saturday, September 9th from 5-7pm 

CIANNE FRAGIONE:
DANCING THE TARANTELLA

Immacolata XVI, 2016
Mixed media on paper
Sheet size: 35 x 23 1/2"
Framed size: 40 x 30"

TARANTELLA
- a folk dance from Italy characterized by quick steps, twirling, and flirtatious behavior between partners accompanied by lively music and tambourines.

gallery neptune & brown

1530 14th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20005
tel. 202-986-1200
www.galleryneptunebrown.com

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Drawing from 15 Years of Exhibitions

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
07 SEPTEMBER
15 DECEMBER 2017

Reception: Thursday, September 7, 5:00-7:00 pm

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

Tu e s d a y - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

BradyGallery Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station
(Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)
(202)994-1525

www.gwu.edu/-bradyart

Fr(agile)

September 7 - November 22, 2017

Opening Thursday, September 7, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Image: Michelle Frankfurter, from the series "Destino"

Fragility does not always indicate weakness. Rather, fragility implies the potential for destruction, but persistence despite it. Women grapple with this reality in their day-to-day lives and thus offer a unique perspective on what it means to be agile in one’s perceived fragility. Three women photographers from the Washington DC area, Carey Averbook, Michelle Frankfurter and Tatiana Gulenkina cast a knowing eye to address fragile communities or things whose strength lies in their ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with FotoWeekDC: A citywide celebration featuring exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide.

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004
202.347.7978
www.hemphillfinearts.com

Gallery Open During Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm



ManneqART: Inner Light Exhibit Comes to Sandy Spring Museum

Twelve life-sized, wearable sculptures from ManneqART, an international arts and educational non-profit, will be on exhibit at Sandy Spring Museum from September 9 through November 18, 2017. A pre-opening reception will be held on September 7 at 6:30 pm.

In partnership with Sandy Spring Museum, ManneqART challenged competitors to include an inner light" component in their sculptures. "Inner Light" is a reference to Sandy Springs Quaker founders, who believe that everyone has an inner light and that the potential for good and evil are latent in everyone. This idea will be represented in the sculptures on exhibit. Allison Weiss, executive director of Sandy Spring Museum, says, "As a non-traditional history museum, we encourage artists to explore local history themes into their work In this exhibit, we are paying homage to the community's Quaker heritage. The exhibit will be visually exciting and, at the same time, will highlight local history in an unexpected way."

Sandy Spring Museum is a place where people make meaningful connections to community history through the visual arts. The museum provides the environment and inspiration for artists to create and host events, performances, activities and exhibits that engage people and build community. This collaboration with ManneqART was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ManneqART is an international arts and education non-profit whose mission is to inspire creativity, teach problem solving skills, and reward excellence in creation of sculpture on the human form. Through a variety of events during the year, ManneqART showcases the best in imaginative hair, makeup, costuming, and digital art.

Visit www.manneqart.org for more information.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Phone: 301-774-0022