Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Gallery Talk to Feature Artists from Hardin Center’s Exhibitions on September 12, 5-7pm

Abstractions by Anne Marchand & String Theory: Mixed Media Work by Sharon Kagan
The Hardin Center’s two current art exhibitions end on September 14, but the public has a special opportunity to hear from the two artists during a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Washington, DC artist Anne Marchand and California artist Sharon Kagan will each address the crowd and give guided group tours of their work. The event is designed to be an informal forum for visitors to learn more about each artist, their processes, and their work. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome and encouraged to enjoy this free event.

Abstractions by Anne Marchand features bold, colorful, large-scale abstract painting in a style can be described as blending abstraction with astronomical influences. String Theory: Mixed Media Work by Sharon Kagan includes paintings, drawings, and large sculptural knitted elements referencing DNA and string theory.

“We hope the public takes advantage of this terrific opportunity to learn about both exhibitions directly from the artists,” said Hardin Center Deputy Director Tom Banks. “It is rather a treat for us to host them and we look forward to hearing their insights and experiences.”

Both exhibitions are open daily through September 14. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. The gallery talk event is free to all. At all other times regular admission is free for Hardin Center members, $8 for non-members ages 2 and up, and free for children under 24 months. Admission includes Imagination Place Children’s Museum. Learn more at culturalarts.org or by calling (256) 543-ARTS.


Sunday, August 04, 2019

View the 'Organic' Exhibition in person thru August 17 in Washington, DC & on Artsy!

ORGANIC, May 1 - August 17, 2019, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

ORGANIC is a Featured Show now live on the Artsy Shows page. You can find a link to the show here, until Monday at 12 pm EST. Enjoy!
 If you are in Washington, DC this month, head downtown to the heart of DC in Penn Quarter and catch this exhibition! Easy access by Uber and Metro. Open daily except Sundays.
For more information www.zenithgallery.com

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

2019 Gateway Open Studio Tour

Saturday, May 11
11am to 5pm
15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour

~ The DC region’s largest one-day visual arts event ~

The Gateway Arts Community presents the 15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 11am-5pm in the Gateway Arts District located along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD with an after-party at the Portico Studios and Gallery from 5-8pm.

45 Venues, 100 Studios and over 200 artists.

On Saturday, May 11, Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public. Visitors are invited to interact one on one with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios. The event is free and open to all. Over 200 individual artists will participate in making the Gateway Open Studio Tour the Washington area’s largest visual arts event.

Updates on the event are available at www.gatewayopenstudios.org and via social media #OST2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Please Join Us for a Meet the Artists Reception: Organic- Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand


Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand
Show dates: May 1 - August 17, 2019

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 1, 5:00-8:00 PM

1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
Anne Marchand, Sanctuary, 48 x 48"

Red TowerPortal, and Lunar by Nancy Frankel
SanctuaryBorysthenis, and Laps de Temps by Anne Marchand

1111 Pennsylvaina Ave Open: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm, 
Saturday, 8 am-4 pm (On Saturday knock and a guard will let you in)
For more information: Tel: 202-783-2963, Email: art@zenithgallery.com

Working in an array of media, Nancy Frankel has found her niche in sculpture. She describes her work as "organic geometry," where she combines her love for natural forms with architecture. This produces an exploration into the deeper meaning of the materials rather than on a surface level. "Space, either encapsulated or activated, and a sense of balance, precarious yet centered, are integral to my work." Working since 1950s, Frankel has established her importance as a women sculpture in the DC art scene.

From New Orleans, Anne Marchand has been surrounded by color her whole life, it is no coincidence that her painting's focus is on the interplay of colors. Initially inspired by the Hubble telescope images of outer space, her paintings emulate the same energy from nebulae and galaxies. While the paint flows organically, Marchand has a geometric foundation to her paintings. "These works invite the visual vibration in the eye of the viewer, along with their sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination." Anne Marchand has been a force in the DC art scene since the 1970s and has a traveling exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia, and the Mary Harden Cultural Arts Center in Gadsden, Alabama.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


APRIL 26 - JUNE 30, 2019​

Opening Reception: April 26 at 7:30 pm 

followed by a video presentation in the Planetarium of Marchand's work and a special Sky Over Macon show.

Museum of Arts and Sciences 

4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210
RSVP - Members Free 

The vibrant large-scale abstract paintings of Anne Marchand are alive with shifting space, moving color, and animated lines. Marchand’s abstractions reflect a range of perspectives: images of deep space, views from airplanes and automobiles, perceptions of natural and man-made textures and patterns, along with their emotional resonances, all distilled together. During the process of painting, a new insight is released, which the artist relates to the poet Garcia Lorca’s vision of duende – the soulful response to a work of art, infused with earthiness, the irrationality, and existential vulnerability.
Marchand’s abstractions developed after years of experimenting in paintings with acrylic mediums and interference and pearlescent pigments. With these materials, qualities of radiance and light became active metaphors reflecting an inner state of being. Images of planets from the Hubble telescope inspired the painter to introduce circular imagery into her work. The nebulas and galaxies suggested biological structures, and Marchand realized the connection between space and the body as manifestations of the same universal energy. Her paintings capture the great sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination.
Images: L-R: Anne Marchand, Blue Sky Opens, 48x48"; Flash, 48x48";  Mirror, 72x72"; Soft Sounds, 48x60"; Elevation, 36x48".
*Marchand Programs funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Wayson R. Jones, Closing Reception - April 7 & Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later

In the Galleries
Wayson R. Jones, Lush:


Closing Reception: Artist and Curator Talk

April 7, 5pm


Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, April 7, 5pm

Artist Wayson R. Jones will be joined in conversation with DCAC's 2018 Curatorial Apprentice Andy Johnson!

Lush: Reinvention presents a small new body of richly textured and brilliantly colored paintings. A departure from Jones’ extensive grayscale work, the introduction of vivid color is a new dialect in his personal visual language. Themes of weight, presence, and beauty emerge through abstraction.

Andy Johnson is a DC-based art historian, curator, and arts writer. He is Director of Gallery 102 at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design; contributing editor at DIRT; and serves on the Curatorial & Sales team for Art on the Vine, hosted by the Agora Culture.

Wayson R. Jones is a painter, musician, and spoken-word artist. He received a degree in music from University of Maryland and later went on to perform with renowned poet Essex Hemphill, as part of Washington DC’s burgeoning Black gay and lesbian arts scene of the 1980s and ‘90s. The two performed across the country, and appeared in works by groundbreaking filmmaker Isaac Julien (Looking for Langston) and videographer Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied, Black Is/Black Ain’t). Wayson’s visual art is informed by these experiences and by an exuberant approach to materiality and process. He has had solo shows at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Arts/Harmony Hall, and the Northern Virginia Community College. His work has been purchased by the DCCAH, the Maryland/National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, MGM National Harbor, and is in private collections in the DC area and nationally.

dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting. 

Image: Wayson R. Jones, Meadows, 2018, (detail) Extra-course pumice gel, acrylic, Flashe on wood panel, 6”x6”x1.5” 

Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later
March 29, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Artist/Curator Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, April 28, 5pm
Artists: David Emerick, Lida Husik, Jenny Jenkins, Sherwin Mark, Darrow Montgomery, Fredrick Nunley, Michael Platt, Beverly Ress, and Greg Staley 
Curators: Philip Barlow & Pat Goslee
Continuing the celebration of DCAC’s thirtieth anniversary, Then/Again remembers the “marathon opening” of DCAC on June 16, 1989. The Corcoran had cancelled the Mapplethorpe exhibition a week before, and there was a hope that this new venue would redress the grievances of a frustrated community of artists and provide a setting to show the diversity of artists working in the District. The idea struck a nerve and crowds waited in lines outside to experience the promise of the new organization. Then/Again includes contemporary work from nine of the sixteen artists from that first show, and recognizes how far both the artists and DCAC have come over the past thirty years.
Image: Greg Staley, Legend, 2016, 41”x 30”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

UMBRELLA, DC three day Pop-Up 0n April 12th - 14th

No Kings Collective, in partnership with Collection 14, presents UMBRELLA. Taking over an entire city block along the 14th St corridor, UMBRELLA will be a three day pop-up with multiple galleries, art installations, and site-specific projects. Activating the former Martha’s Table, Outfitters, and Smuckers Farms locations on 14th St, UMBRELLA will feature curation and art by Kelly Towles, Naturel, Maggie O’Neill, Monochrome Collective, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Mark Kelner, Fabiola Delgado, PAKKE, Rock Creek Social Club, District Dodger, and JAB. 

With art by Anne Marchand, Carlotta Hester, Dominique Fierro, Violetta Markelou, Ashley Williams, Emma Mcalary, Mary Cobb, Tina Lassiter, Lindsey Brittain, Christy Schlesinger, Meg Biram, Justine Swindell and many others. Stay tuned. 

UMBRELLA | April 12th - 14th
Opening Reception April 12th | 5p-12a
2114 14th st NW
Washington DC, 20009

Free and open to the public 

9 Galleries
3 Days
1 Block

#umbrella14 #artexhibition #washingtondc #cityblockart #nokingscollective #annemarchandart #popupexhibition #fraylife

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand opens at the Morris Museum of Art

Many thanks to friends, family, and art supporters who came out to hear the artist talk and celebrate with us during the reception. I hope you will return to bring your family, friends and art lovers to see the exhibition in this jewel of a museum nestled in Augusta, Georgia! I'll be returning soon!

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand, opened to the public Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Morris Museum of Art. The exhibition features twenty-five bold, colorful, large-scale abstract paintings by renowned artist Anne Marchand, remains on display through April 14, 2019.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Anne Marchand says that growing up in such a colorful environment, redolent with Spanish, 
French, and African influences left a lasting impression on her color sensibility. She traveled widely throughout the South, which had a similarly profound effect on her developing a visual vocabulary of form and color derived from nature. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Auburn University in 1971 and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1975. Since the mid-seventies, she has lived and worked in Washington D.C. She and her artist husband have traveled widely, experiencing the visual cultures of Europe, Central America, India, and Thailand. All have served as inspiration for her art.

Her vibrant paintings are alive with shifting space, moving color, and animated lines. They reflect a range of perspectives: images of deep space, views from airplanes and automobiles, perceptions of natural and manmade textures and patterns, along with their emotional resonances, all distilled together. Her mature work is the result of years of experimentation, particularly with acrylic mediums and interference and pearlescent pigments. With these materials, qualities of radiance and light became active metaphors reflecting an inner state of being. Images of planets from the Hubble telescope inspired the painter to introduce circular imagery into her work. The nebulas and galaxies suggested biological structures, and Marchand realized the connection between space and the body as manifestations of the same universal energy. Her paintings capture a sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination.

“Space, color and mystery are calling cards to begin the work of layering materials on canvas,” said Marchand. “Moving with both conscious and spontaneous actions, I combine themes of spirit and matter. My choice of materials conveys transparent layers and depth of meaning reflecting the mysteries of creation and destruction. The painting process is metaphor for patterns emerging in nature and from invisible forces. I am drawn to images that open the viewer to questions about personal experience, consciousness and transformation.”

Marchand’s work has been recognized with many honors and awards. It is part of many corporate and private collections across the country, and has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries from New York to California. She teaches private classes and maintains a studio in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we celebrate the presentation of the stunning exhibition, 'Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand' in the galleries. Art Daily Article

Museum admission: members, FREE; nonmembers, $5 per person. Exhibition continues through April 14.

The Morris Museum of Art was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992. It is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The museum’s permanent collection of five thousand works of art, dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present, represents every aspect of the region’s visual culture. The Morris is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit www.themorris.org or call 706-724-7501.

Marchand Programs supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and
Humanities, an agency which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

HIGH-RES IMAGES & IMAGE CREDITS AVAILABLE / MEDIA CONTACT: / Nicole.mcleod @ themorris.org / 706-828-3815

Morris Museum of Art / 1 Tenth St. / Augusta, GA 30901 / 706.724.7501 / themorris.org

Friday, February 01, 2019

To conclude the commemoration of Zenith's 40th Anniversary Year, LOVE in all MEDIUMS

February 8 - March 23, 2019
Friday, February 8, 5-8 pm & Saturday, February 9, 3-6 pm
1429 Iris Street NW, Washington DC 20012

LOVE IN ALL MEDIUMS, our last in a series of anniversary exhibitions, concludes the commemoration of our 40th Anniversary year.  Giving a nice twist to a lovely year for the gallery, yet a difficult one for humanity, we have put together a show about love, kindness, and the important things in life.  We will show new works by many of our gallery artists.  

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hirshhorn and French Embassy To Organize Evening of Philosophy, Performance and Art Jan. 31

La Maison Française at the French Embassy Hosts DC Debut of ‘Night of Ideas,’ Featuring Keynote Speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

Note: The Night of Ideas, originally scheduled at the Hirshhorn Museum, has been moved to La Maison Française due to the government shutdown. 

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will partner with the French Embassy and the  Judy and Peter Blum-Kovler Foundation to present the first Washington, D.C., edition of the Night of Ideas, a global marathon of ideas that will activate La Maison Française with talks and performances by today’s leading thinkers and creators, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–12 midnight. For one night only, guests will have the unique opportunity to hear from over 70 philosophers, sociologists, economists, musicians, artists and authors from the Washington, D.C., area and around the world. 

For its Washington debut, the Night of Ideas will explore the theme Facing Our Time” through a diverse range of topics, including civil rights, digital privacy, art and advocacy, economics, feminist philosophy, art history and more. A keynote address will be delivered by renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose internationally acclaimed books, including Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), Americanah (2013), We Should All Be Feminists (2014) and most recently, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), have been credited for starting a worldwide conversation about feminism.

“The Night of Ideas is a one-of-a-kind worldwide event, a global ‘marathon’ of ideas,” said French Ambassador Gérard Araud. “For this first edition in Washington, D.C., we have gathered an exceptional group of thinkers, musicians, performers and artists to forge links and provoke ideas that will resonate throughout the night.”

Participants will enjoy thought-provoking insights from luminaries including art critic, curator and Marcel Duchamp expert Bernard Marcadé; French philosopher Manon Garcia; artificial intelligence specialist Eric Gaussier; Senegalese economist and writer Felwine Sarr; author and national correspondent for The Atlantic Franklin Foer; privacy and public policy expert Dipayan Ghosh; the George Washington University Debate & Literary Society; and Smithsonian Year of Music co-curator Huib Schippers.

Dynamic performances from French visual artist Frédéric Nauczyciel and American voguing performer Marquis Revlon’s Marching Band Baltimore Project will punctuate the beginning and end of the event. The night will also include an interactive poetry performance by Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques, an instrumental interpretation of paintings into music by violinist David Schulman and a spoken word presentation by poet Charity BlackwellGuests will also enjoy pop-up art activations and in-gallery DJ performances throughout the night.

This presentation of the Night of Ideas will also feature: Raphaël Liogier (philosopher and sociologist), Fabien Truong (sociologist), Anastasia Colosimo (political scientist), David Levaï (environment expert), Jessica Mehta (poet), Ada Pinkston (artist) and Halcyon Arts Lab fellows Kristin AdairKelli Rae AdamsJessica MehtaTariq O’MeallyAda PinkstonAlthea Rao and Naoko Wowsugi.

The event is free and open to the public. *Registration required
While all tickets for the event have been reserved, we encourage everyone to join the waitlist, which can be accessed at www.nightofideasdc.com

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening thanks to Le Café Descartes.

A full list of activities can be found at https://www.nightofideasdc.com.

La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, 
DC 20007

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Michael Berry - Distant Seas, archival digital pigment print
Maryland photographer uses a large-format camera and 4x5 sheet film to capture dramatic scenes discovered in National Parks across the U.S. and rural landscape near his home in Ijamsville 

Germantown, MD — BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Michael Berry: This Moment, This Place is on view through Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Terrace Gallery, located on the upper level of the multidisciplinary nonprofit arts center. Admission to the galleries at BlackRock is always free.

 In his solo exhibition This Moment, This Place, Berry explores the landscape, both near his home and on his travels, in a series of black and white photographs documenting the experience of a specific moment in a unique place.  

Learn more about the artist at: www.michaelberryphotography.com

EXHIBIT LOCATION: Terrace Gallery (upper level)
BlackRock Center for the Arts | 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
301-528-2260 | www.blackrockcenter.org

Michael Berry - The Triad, Eagle Lake, Mount Desert Isle, ME, archival digital pigment print.jpg