This exhibition marks the culmination of the two-year program for the 2008 So-Hamiltonian Fellows. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 19th, from 7-9 pm
Sculptor Christian Benefiel has been awarded the distinguished Fulbright Scholarship, which will take him to the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland. While exploring the Baltic sea region, Christian will build a foundry for metal castings at the Art Academy. Upon his return Benefiel will be exhibiting at Gallery 1708 in Richmond, VA, in October 2011.
Bitten by the traveling-bug as well, Michael Dax Iacovone is heading to Bosnia for the month of July to work on a new mapping project. Mike will conduct interviews with locals to investigate and map the highly confined and intensely contested geographic spaces the residents of Sarajevo were restricted to during the 1992 - 1996 siege. In the fall, Mike will also show at the Katonah Museum of Art in NY and and additionally was awarded a second exhibition at Flashpoint Gallery, which will open at the end of 2010.
Linda Hesh's video "In the Garden" will be part of the Female Shorts Film Festival held June 3-6 at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center which is part of the Virginia state wide celebration of Women in the Arts. Linda also has three artworks from her "In the Garden" group, which recently showed at Hamiltonian Gallery, in the "Apocalypse Food" exhibition in Pensacola, FL. After the show travels, one of her pieces will be buried underground in a time capsule by the University of West Florida Art Department. The artworks will be dug up and exhibited again in ten years
Ian Davis McLean recently participated in the 21st National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition at Notre Damn University, which scored him this splendid review by Doreen Bolger, the Director of the Baltimore Art Museum.
Michael Enn Sirvet is working on a permanent art installation that will be installed in the fall of 2010 at the Farragut West Metro entry on 17th and I Streets, NW. This installation is based upon his award winning sculpture Millennia and will consist of 15 LED back-lit, perforated dish-like structures mounted on the station entries street level walls. Michael's next solo gallery show will be with Washington-based Reyes + Davis Galley in December or 2010.
Before heading to Austria for an artists-in-residency program at the Salzburg Kunstlerhaus, Katherine Mann will be visiting airports for purposes other than just traveling through them. At the Dayton International Airport, Katherine Mann will install "Byzantine," a 26 ft long collaborative painting she created on last summer with the Blue Sky Dayton Artist Residency. This installation will be on display from May - Sept, 2010. Katherine is also participating in "MICA Fulbright Honorees" at the Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport from June 18-Oct. 12 and has been selected as a finalist for the Bethesda Painting Awards. The Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, MD will show Katherine's work June 1 - 26, 2010.
Jonathan Monaghan is sending his signature "French Penguin" video on tour. Over the summer, it will screen at the Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo, Brazil, at GLOW II: Rites of Spring in Berlin, Germany and at MISC: Video and Performance at the NY Studio Gallery in The Big Apple.
Magnolia Laurie, who is currently exhibiting at Hamiltonian Gallery, is a finalist for the 2010 Trawick Prize produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.
Jon Bobby Benjamin is also packing his bags and moving to Richmond, VA where he will pursue an MFA degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University for Sculpture. Jon and his girlfriend Megin are also expecting a baby girl this Fall.
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