Tuesday, November 14, 2017

“Over, Under, Through” Exhibit Presents Works by Sculptors Elisa Berry Fonseca, Suzi Fox, and Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin

Exhibit on view through December 16 in the Kay Gallery at BlackRock Center for the Arts

The exhibition “Over, Under, Through” presents works of sculpture and installation by Elisa Berry Fonseca, Suzi Fox, and Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, three contemporary sculptors whose work often focuses on the manipulation of common materials to create new three-dimensional forms. Elisa Berry Fonseca stacks and cuts scraps of tar paper, felt, plywood, and carpet or welds and brazes steel wire into sculptural installations that replicate scenes found in the natural world. Suzi Fox responds to the inherent characteristics of carefully chosen materials and tools, many found at the hardware store, then manipulates them into thought-provoking sculptures. Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin uses additive forms of construction, often using materials considered obsolete, in works that question how we produce, consume and discard technological inventions.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

BlackRock Center for the Arts
The Kay Gallery (main level)
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874


GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
*Also open evenings and Sundays when classes and performances are offered. Please call to confirm.


ABOUT BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS: BlackRock Center for the Arts is a cultural cornerstone and the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County Maryland. Since 2002, the nonprofit arts center has been providing the community with diverse performing arts programs, free gallery exhibitions and arts education experiences in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. The dynamic facility houses two art galleries presenting more than 15 exhibitions per year, two theaters presenting more than 25 performances per year, and numerous classrooms and studios where year-round classes, workshops and camps in the performing and visual arts are offered for all ages. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

RADIX: The Eternal Feminine, Nov 11, 2017


For Immediate Release:


the eternal feminine

NOV.11, 2017 to DEC.17, 2017

Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.

Meet and mingle with artists, curator and fellow museum patrons at the opening reception. Free and open to all.
NOV. 11, 6-9 PM

NOV. 30, 6-7 PM

Washington artists Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione and curator Claudia Rousseau discuss the concept of the Eternal Feminine in connection to their work. Free and open to all.

RADIX presents three Washington artists all working with the concept of the Eternal Feminine: Cianne Fragione, Pat Goslee and Anne Marchand. Seen as an original dynamic and cosmic force, the Eternal Feminine may also be understood as a spiritual being or essence that gives hope and light in dark times. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each has found a means to express this Feminine energy in contemporary and abstract terms, and from her own perspective. Their work is neither political nor conventional, but deeply expressive and inspired by a timeless and infinite theme. 

The exhibit’s title derives from a hymn that greets Mary, Queen of Heaven, as the Root (Salve radix) through whom light has entered the world. Whether the Eternal Feminine is conceived as the ancient fertility goddess, as Mary or as Sophia, the Wisdom of the Divine, or under a hundred other names, these are embodiments of a universal energy that is often associated with the earth, but also with radiant spirit. She is both dark, the place where the seed germinates, and light, the force that generates life.

Image credits: Pat Goslee, Confluence, 2013. Acrylic, latex on canvas, 20” x 20;” Cianne Fragione, Heaven and Earth/are dressed/in their summer wear, 2007. Oil, mixed media, and assemblage on linen, 30” x 60;” and Anne Marchand, Eternal Feminine, 2017. Enamel, ink, acrylic, 36” x 36.” 

The American University Museum is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Museum Hours: 11 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Sunday, Closed Mondays

Admission is free
Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center and is free after 5 pm on weekends 

For more information on current and upcoming exhibitions and events:
(202) 885-1300 

Friday, November 03, 2017


November 3 – 25, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 – 8:30 pm

Genealogy Workshop by The Labs @DCPL: Thursday, November 9, 7 - 9pm at Touchstone Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 11, 2 - 4 pm
Art Workshop: Saturday, November 18, 1 - 3 pm

220 artists stand up for tolerance, inclusion and unity
A project of the ArtWatch collective
Led by Ellyn Weiss and Jackie Hoysted
Exhibition supported by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts

Over 220 DC area artists have come together to demonstrate the power of visual communication to support true democratic values of tolerance, inclusion and openness and to resist efforts to divide us by race, gender, sexual preference, class or region. The vision of One House is for a country where we stand together.  Each artist contributed a 12” square panel dedicated to an ancestor who came to this country -  voluntarily or involuntary - or was here before the arrival of the Europeans. A structure erected in the Touchstone Gallery will be covered entirely by those panels, representing the remarkable range of diverse humanity who have combined to make the strength of America. 

Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

THE SECRET LIFE OF THINGS @ Washington Studio School

Opening Reception 
Friday, November 3 from 6-8PM 

Mark your calendar for
Artists' Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 11, at 4PM

The Secret Life of Things

THE SECRET LIFE OF THINGS is an exhibit of contemporary 
still life paintings featuring ten perceptual artists who offer a compelling 
cross section of what is happening today in the contemporary observational 
still life painting community. This diverse group of still life painters express a
wide variety of styles from representational realism to abstract expressiveness.

Washington Studio School, 2129 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008