Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Gallery Talk to Feature Artists from Hardin Center’s Exhibitions on September 12, 5-7pm

Abstractions by Anne Marchand & String Theory: Mixed Media Work by Sharon Kagan
The Hardin Center’s two current art exhibitions end on September 14, but the public has a special opportunity to hear from the two artists during a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Washington, DC artist Anne Marchand and California artist Sharon Kagan will each address the crowd and give guided group tours of their work. The event is designed to be an informal forum for visitors to learn more about each artist, their processes, and their work. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome and encouraged to enjoy this free event.

Abstractions by Anne Marchand features bold, colorful, large-scale abstract painting in a style can be described as blending abstraction with astronomical influences. String Theory: Mixed Media Work by Sharon Kagan includes paintings, drawings, and large sculptural knitted elements referencing DNA and string theory.

“We hope the public takes advantage of this terrific opportunity to learn about both exhibitions directly from the artists,” said Hardin Center Deputy Director Tom Banks. “It is rather a treat for us to host them and we look forward to hearing their insights and experiences.”

Both exhibitions are open daily through September 14. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. The gallery talk event is free to all. At all other times regular admission is free for Hardin Center members, $8 for non-members ages 2 and up, and free for children under 24 months. Admission includes Imagination Place Children’s Museum. Learn more at culturalarts.org or by calling (256) 543-ARTS.


Sunday, August 04, 2019

View the 'Organic' Exhibition in person thru August 17 in Washington, DC & on Artsy!

ORGANIC, May 1 - August 17, 2019, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

ORGANIC is a Featured Show now live on the Artsy Shows page. You can find a link to the show here, until Monday at 12 pm EST. Enjoy!
 If you are in Washington, DC this month, head downtown to the heart of DC in Penn Quarter and catch this exhibition! Easy access by Uber and Metro. Open daily except Sundays.
For more information www.zenithgallery.com

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

2019 Gateway Open Studio Tour

Saturday, May 11
11am to 5pm
15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour

~ The DC region’s largest one-day visual arts event ~

The Gateway Arts Community presents the 15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 11am-5pm in the Gateway Arts District located along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD with an after-party at the Portico Studios and Gallery from 5-8pm.

45 Venues, 100 Studios and over 200 artists.

On Saturday, May 11, Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public. Visitors are invited to interact one on one with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios. The event is free and open to all. Over 200 individual artists will participate in making the Gateway Open Studio Tour the Washington area’s largest visual arts event.

Updates on the event are available at www.gatewayopenstudios.org and via social media #OST2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Please Join Us for a Meet the Artists Reception: Organic- Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand


Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand
Show dates: May 1 - August 17, 2019

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 1, 5:00-8:00 PM

1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
Anne Marchand, Sanctuary, 48 x 48"

Red TowerPortal, and Lunar by Nancy Frankel
SanctuaryBorysthenis, and Laps de Temps by Anne Marchand

1111 Pennsylvaina Ave Open: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm, 
Saturday, 8 am-4 pm (On Saturday knock and a guard will let you in)
For more information: Tel: 202-783-2963, Email: art@zenithgallery.com

Working in an array of media, Nancy Frankel has found her niche in sculpture. She describes her work as "organic geometry," where she combines her love for natural forms with architecture. This produces an exploration into the deeper meaning of the materials rather than on a surface level. "Space, either encapsulated or activated, and a sense of balance, precarious yet centered, are integral to my work." Working since 1950s, Frankel has established her importance as a women sculpture in the DC art scene.

From New Orleans, Anne Marchand has been surrounded by color her whole life, it is no coincidence that her painting's focus is on the interplay of colors. Initially inspired by the Hubble telescope images of outer space, her paintings emulate the same energy from nebulae and galaxies. While the paint flows organically, Marchand has a geometric foundation to her paintings. "These works invite the visual vibration in the eye of the viewer, along with their sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination." Anne Marchand has been a force in the DC art scene since the 1970s and has a traveling exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia, and the Mary Harden Cultural Arts Center in Gadsden, Alabama.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


APRIL 26 - JUNE 30, 2019​

Opening Reception: April 26 at 7:30 pm 

followed by a video presentation in the Planetarium of Marchand's work and a special Sky Over Macon show.

Museum of Arts and Sciences 

4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210
RSVP - Members Free 

The vibrant large-scale abstract paintings of Anne Marchand are alive with shifting space, moving color, and animated lines. Marchand’s abstractions reflect a range of perspectives: images of deep space, views from airplanes and automobiles, perceptions of natural and man-made textures and patterns, along with their emotional resonances, all distilled together. During the process of painting, a new insight is released, which the artist relates to the poet Garcia Lorca’s vision of duende – the soulful response to a work of art, infused with earthiness, the irrationality, and existential vulnerability.
Marchand’s abstractions developed after years of experimenting in paintings with acrylic mediums and interference and pearlescent pigments. With these materials, qualities of radiance and light became active metaphors reflecting an inner state of being. Images of planets from the Hubble telescope inspired the painter to introduce circular imagery into her work. The nebulas and galaxies suggested biological structures, and Marchand realized the connection between space and the body as manifestations of the same universal energy. Her paintings capture the great sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination.
Images: L-R: Anne Marchand, Blue Sky Opens, 48x48"; Flash, 48x48";  Mirror, 72x72"; Soft Sounds, 48x60"; Elevation, 36x48".
*Marchand Programs funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Wayson R. Jones, Closing Reception - April 7 & Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later

In the Galleries
Wayson R. Jones, Lush:


Closing Reception: Artist and Curator Talk

April 7, 5pm


Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, April 7, 5pm

Artist Wayson R. Jones will be joined in conversation with DCAC's 2018 Curatorial Apprentice Andy Johnson!

Lush: Reinvention presents a small new body of richly textured and brilliantly colored paintings. A departure from Jones’ extensive grayscale work, the introduction of vivid color is a new dialect in his personal visual language. Themes of weight, presence, and beauty emerge through abstraction.

Andy Johnson is a DC-based art historian, curator, and arts writer. He is Director of Gallery 102 at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design; contributing editor at DIRT; and serves on the Curatorial & Sales team for Art on the Vine, hosted by the Agora Culture.

Wayson R. Jones is a painter, musician, and spoken-word artist. He received a degree in music from University of Maryland and later went on to perform with renowned poet Essex Hemphill, as part of Washington DC’s burgeoning Black gay and lesbian arts scene of the 1980s and ‘90s. The two performed across the country, and appeared in works by groundbreaking filmmaker Isaac Julien (Looking for Langston) and videographer Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied, Black Is/Black Ain’t). Wayson’s visual art is informed by these experiences and by an exuberant approach to materiality and process. He has had solo shows at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Arts/Harmony Hall, and the Northern Virginia Community College. His work has been purchased by the DCCAH, the Maryland/National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, MGM National Harbor, and is in private collections in the DC area and nationally.

dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting. 

Image: Wayson R. Jones, Meadows, 2018, (detail) Extra-course pumice gel, acrylic, Flashe on wood panel, 6”x6”x1.5” 

Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later
March 29, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Artist/Curator Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, April 28, 5pm
Artists: David Emerick, Lida Husik, Jenny Jenkins, Sherwin Mark, Darrow Montgomery, Fredrick Nunley, Michael Platt, Beverly Ress, and Greg Staley 
Curators: Philip Barlow & Pat Goslee
Continuing the celebration of DCAC’s thirtieth anniversary, Then/Again remembers the “marathon opening” of DCAC on June 16, 1989. The Corcoran had cancelled the Mapplethorpe exhibition a week before, and there was a hope that this new venue would redress the grievances of a frustrated community of artists and provide a setting to show the diversity of artists working in the District. The idea struck a nerve and crowds waited in lines outside to experience the promise of the new organization. Then/Again includes contemporary work from nine of the sixteen artists from that first show, and recognizes how far both the artists and DCAC have come over the past thirty years.
Image: Greg Staley, Legend, 2016, 41”x 30”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

UMBRELLA, DC three day Pop-Up 0n April 12th - 14th

No Kings Collective, in partnership with Collection 14, presents UMBRELLA. Taking over an entire city block along the 14th St corridor, UMBRELLA will be a three day pop-up with multiple galleries, art installations, and site-specific projects. Activating the former Martha’s Table, Outfitters, and Smuckers Farms locations on 14th St, UMBRELLA will feature curation and art by Kelly Towles, Naturel, Maggie O’Neill, Monochrome Collective, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Mark Kelner, Fabiola Delgado, PAKKE, Rock Creek Social Club, District Dodger, and JAB. 

With art by Anne Marchand, Carlotta Hester, Dominique Fierro, Violetta Markelou, Ashley Williams, Emma Mcalary, Mary Cobb, Tina Lassiter, Lindsey Brittain, Christy Schlesinger, Meg Biram, Justine Swindell and many others. Stay tuned. 

UMBRELLA | April 12th - 14th
Opening Reception April 12th | 5p-12a
2114 14th st NW
Washington DC, 20009

Free and open to the public 

9 Galleries
3 Days
1 Block

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