Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Civilian Art Projects, in partnership with Transformer

presents Transformer's FRAMEWORK Panel #6 - Collecting the Work of Emerging Artists

Where: Civilian Art Projects, 401 7th Street, NW
3rd Floor (7th & "D") Washington, DC
When: Wednesday, April 18th - 6:30 to 8:30pm.
How: RSVP to info@transformergallery.org or 202-483-1102

Collaborating professionally for the first time since working as co-directors at Transformer, Civilian Art Projects' Director Jayme McLellan and Transformer's Executive Director Victoria Reis are thrilled to partner together in presenting this very exciting and timely panel. FRAMEWORK Panel #6 - Collecting the Work of Emerging Artists - moderated by collector and arts enthusiast Philip Barlow and featuring several esteemed area art collectors including James Alefantis, Allison Cohen, and Dr. Michael Pollack among others - will focus on how each participating panelist developed his or her current art collection, the importance of collecting the work of emerging artists, as well as where the panelists look to purchase work.

Attendance for this event is free, but seating will be limited. RSVP your attendance to info@transformergallery.org or call 202-483-1102.

Full panelist list:
James Alefantis, entrepreneur; owner of two of Washington's finest art-centered restaurants, Buck's Fishing & Camping and Comet Ping Pong.

Philip Barlow, art collector; has served as volunteer and board member at DCAC, served on the Steering Committee for Artomatic, and recently served as a juror to help select new media work for the upcoming ArtDC art fair.

Monica Bussolati, founder and creative director of Bussolati Associates, a design|marketing studio located on 14th Street, NW.

Allison Cohen, founder of art consulting firm Sightline and an avid collector of contemporary painting and photography.

Melvin L. Hardy is Director, Corporate Relations for University of Maryland University College, and with wife Juanita is Co-Founder of Millennium Arts Salon in Washington.

Michael Pollack, former practicing artist at Rockville Arts Place and collector.

For more information on the artists or the gallery please contact Civilian Art Projects at 202-607-3804 or info@civilianartprojects.com. Please visit the website at www.civilianartprojects.com

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW
Washington DC
(202) 607-3804

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