Thursday, May 18, 2017



Samera Paz, Untitled, 2017

Curated by Martina Dodd

Featuring Artists:
Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person,  
and members of àjé collective

May 20 - June 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 6:00-8:00PM


The Crowning
A Performance by Tsedaye Makonnen:
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:30PM

Cosmic Meditation
A Performance by àjé collective:
Saturday, June 3, 8:00-9:00PM

Transformer presents Bloodlines, a group exhibition curated by Martina Dodd. Seeking to challenge the societal norms and restraints imposed on the female form, Bloodlines explores the external and internal pressures and pleasures of the body.

Drawing from their own personal and collective experiences, artists Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person and members of the àjé collective examine the corporeal connectivity of their ancestral histories through works on paper, sculpture and performance. Works featured in Bloodlines tow the line between fascination and repulsion, directly addressing the stigmas associated with a woman's menstrual cycle, while subtly exploring the effects of time on the physical and social body by shifting the meaning and interpretation of selfhood.

Martina expands; "Through abstract renderings, Paz and Person both use their own menstrual blood as a medium, placing the viewer at the will of the material, while Hill's fragile yet imposing installation also commands attention as she references the invisible inheritance passed down from mother to offspring by reproducing the shedding, scarring and regeneration of skin on handmade paper. Through the exhibition's performance programming Makonnen highlights the intense physicality of birth while the àjé collective's performance explores the narrative ecologies of 'moonblood'."

Martina Dodd is a DC-based art historian and curator. Her concept driven shows have touched on topics relating to race, gender and power dynamics.  She is intrigued by the ways in which value is placed on art and seeks to examine the social impact material culture has on society.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment.

t r a n s f o r m e r
1404 P St NW
Washington  DC  20005

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An Exhibition Of Art And Politics In 2017 @The Press Club, Seaside, CA

California Peeps and visitors...........

Roberto Bocci, NATIONAL MONUMENT, from video roll of 149 images from the

People's Climate Change March in Washington, DC, 20X13 in.

Peter Charles, TWISTED COLUMN. steel, 8X72 in.




OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:00-8:00 pm.

PLACE: The Press Club, 1123 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA.

DATES OF EXHIBITION: May 25- June 30, 2017
Hours: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm Sat-Sun
mixed media on paper, 16X16 in.
Hosted by The Press Club, Green Chalk’s latest exhibition poses the question, “Now What?" Artists Peter Charles, Roberto Bocci, Jamie Dagdigian, Susan Hyde Greene, Richard James, Logan Norton, Rhossio Munoz, the Temple Sisters address issues of immediate relevance to a chaotic time in America. This exhibit is at The Press Club, and the show opens on May 25 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with a panel discussion.

Ms. Enns, director of Green Chalk Contemporary, observes “By asking the question of Now what, we are not only asking Now what happened but also Now what do we do? Now what can we imagine? Now what do we want our world to be? What?”

Themes addressed by artists in the exhibition include the public, private and personal reactions to the new administrations few months, including effects of and on the media, the status of gender, immigration and the environment.

Robert Bocci is a fervent believer in the importance of social justice, women’s rights, science, education for everybody and culture. Starting on January 21, he has documented march protests on the streets of Washington DC and most recently, the People’s Climate Change March. He mixes and marches along with the crowds shooting mid-range to close ups of people and signs. The resulting slide show for this exhibition can be considered a travelogue photography essay seeking to recreate the tension and feeling of being enveloped by the protestors and their antiestablishment slogan chants.

Peter Charles, known for his elegant and minimal approach to art, distills complex sensations and relationships as he alters, distorts or abstracts an idea to emphasize its essential character. About TWISTED COLUMN, he states, “The twisted column might symbolize a distorted and contorted Washington Monument...A comment on lies and distortions of truth and fact.” Charles recently relocated to San Luis Obispo, CA from Washington, DC.

Susan Hyde Greene contributes TEARS FOR A TROUBLED WORLD, a stitched image that addresses the fragile lives of children. She says, “There are so many terrifying issues that have been thrown into uncertainty; the environment, educational opportunities, race, gender identity and the very real threat of nuclear war.”

The opening reception happens from 5pm-8pm, with a panel discussion, including audience questions, from 6:30-7:30pm.

Gail Enns, Director Green Chalk Contemporary202-253-4507

Sara Rubin, Editor Monterey County Weekly
831-394-5656 ext. 120,

Thursday, May 04, 2017

ZCAF Silent Auction Fundraising Event & Online Auction

 Happy Birthday to ZCAF and to Margery Goldberg!
Give Zenith Community Arts Foundation and Margery a lovely birthday gift and support ZCAF

The Zenith Community Arts Foundation Cordially Invites You to 
A Silent Auction Fundraiser Event!
To Support ZCAF's Hands' on Workshop (HOW) Programs
Sunday, May 7, 5:00-8:00 pm
At the Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

Auction items, Top row l-r: Sailor's Sunset by Susan Klebanoff, Three White Roses in a Pasta Jar, Resting on Books by Ibrihim, Good Girl Gets a Lollipop by Cassandra Gillens, Send in the Clouds by Michael Young. Bottom  row l-r: Rock Creek Park Near Tilden by Richard Fitzhugh, Bridging Troubled Waters by Richard Binder, Love in the Middle Ages by Stephen Hansen.

Auction Items, l-r top: Twist #2 by Paul Martin Wolff, Radio Flyer by Katharine Owens, Levanter by Joan Konkel, Precious Cargo by Julie Girardini, Speed of Light by Philip Hazard,  Reveille by Gavin Sewell.  Bottom row l-r:  Small Notes-Andantino by Ellen Sinel, Ruminations by Anne Marchand, Lost in the Jungle I by Francesca Britton, Hot Toddy by Joyce Zipperer, Cherry Silhouette by Liz Ashe.  AND MANY MORE

Don't miss out! ... ONLINE Auction ongoing from now until Sunday, May 7, 3:00 pm est.

Many more items are up for auction including spa treatments, legal services, restaurant certificates, gift cards, and more. 

Food for the event provided by CUBA CUBA Gallery Cafe.
Music by guitarist, Bill Freed.

Honorary Chairpersons: Ward 4 Councilman, Brandon Todd, and Councilman At-Large, Robert White
Hosted by Ron Nessen, who served as White House Press Secretary for President Gerald Ford, 1974-1977
Guest Speakers: Kay Kendall, Chairman of the D.C. Arts Commission, and Linda Donovan Harper, Board President of the D.C. Education Collaborative

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