Friday, June 22, 2007

My Space on 7th

in the Main Gallery at Touchstone

Answering the need for alternative and interactive exhibition opportunities, Touchstone Gallery created a unique, non-juried option. On July 9th and 10th, artists will hang the art of their choice in their assigned space(s) in the Main Gallery.

In less than two days, the 76, 22-square-foot spaces available were quickly snatched up, overwhelming the phones at Touchstone. Many artists eagerly waited outside the gallery's doors in hopes of being the first to reserve their space as this was a first-come, first-served opportunity.

This exhibition will coincide with the Capital Fringe Festival , where Touchstone Gallery will host several plays on a stage in the center of the gallery. Including more than 400 performances in 22 DC locations, "Cap Fringe" sold more 566 tickets (sold-out shows!) at Touchstone alone last year!

Ulrich Stein, in the Annex

Dr. Ulrich Stein is a physician practicing general medicine in Germany. However, his true passion is drawing and painting, which began when he was a child and continued throughout his student years at Heidelberg University. His oil paintings were exhibited at the University and the sales supported his studies in chemistry, medicine and arts. While living in New York in the 1990’s he gravitated to large format black and white photography of the American landscape. But he could not escape his desire to create color images. The advent of digital cameras and the creativity of Photoshop have given him the freedom to experiment with colors and abstract design. He believes that colors have a therapeutic effect on emotions and as well as an impact on healing.

Sandy Rossi, Director
Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, N.W. 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20004

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