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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.
  

ARTIST TALK & GALLERY TOUR
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

PRICE: FREE

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.

INFORMATION:
301-528-2260

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


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For Immediate Release:

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 
AT THE KATZEN ARTS CENTER

RADIX
the eternal feminine

NOV.11, 2017 to DEC.17, 2017

CURATED BY 
Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.


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

GALLERY TALK
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.

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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:
www.american.edu/museum
(202) 885-1300 

Friday, November 03, 2017

THE ONE HOUSE PROJECT opens tonight

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

THE ONE HOUSE PROJECT
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
https://www.touchstonegallery.com

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

THE ONE HOUSE PROJECT

November 3 – 25, 2017

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
@
TOUCHSTONE GALLERY

VIP Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 5 – 6 pm
Public 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

Conceived by ArtWatch, a group initially convened by Ellyn Weiss and Jackie Hoysted, the One House Project, is One of the biggest collaborative art installations ever seen in DC, embodies both resistance to the subversion of democratic principles and the assertion of their importance. Over 220 DC area artists have come together to demonstrate the power of visual communication to support values such as tolerance and inclusion and to resist the efforts to divide us by race, gender, sexual preference, class or region. The overriding principle of One House is the vision for a country where we are united as one rather than divided; the artists aim to universalize this message by bringing it to a very personal level. Each participating artist used a 12” square panel on which he or she commemorated an ancestor who came to this country -- voluntarily or involuntarily, or was here prior to the landing of the Europeans. The panels cover a broad span of time, including Native Americans, those whose ancestors who came on the Mayflower and artists who came themselves very recently, who used the square to tell their own story as newcomers to this country. A structure will be erected in the Touchstone Gallery and covered entirely with these panels, representing the remarkable range of diverse humanity who have combined to make the strength of America. With the support of Touchstone Foundation for the Arts, The One House Project will be on display during the month of November at Touchstone Gallery. The show calls for viewers to engage with the house structure as a whole while identifying individual panels and the cultural history each panel holds within. Audio and video recordings of the artists’ stories will be included. As many artists have come together to make the One House Project, it is their hope that Americans come together to embrace the power found in a united people.

Participating artists: Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Tanja Ackar, Bob Allen, Susana Almuiña, Evie Altman, Erin Antognoli, Sondra N. Arkin, Elizabeth Ashe, Michele Banks, Marilyn Banner, Carol Barsha, Carol Beane, Jessica Beels, Joan Belmar, Kimberly M. Benavides, Leni Berliner, Lourdes Bernard, Carol Binstock, Lucy J. Soffer Blankstein, Jo Ann Block, Liliane Blom, Julia Bloom, Madison Bolls, Jill Brantley, Susan Brown, Sally Brucker, Shante Bullock, Anika Burg, Sharon Burton, Diane Cooper Cabe, Marina Callahan, Sara Caporaletti, Elizabeth Casqueiro, James Cassell, Hsin- Hsi Chen, Anne Cherubim, Alexandra Chiou, Victoria Chiou, Lucy Clark, Deborah Addison Coburn, Susan Cole, Ellen Cornett, Michael Cover, Tory Cowles, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Sheila Crider, Richard L. Dana, Catherine Day, Jessie DeAro, Manal Deeb, Ashley Dequilla, Erin Devine, Rachel Dickerson, Silvia Dinale, Kendall Dorman, Jamie Downs, Jennifer Duncan, Cheryl Edwards, Laura Elkins, Heloisa Escudero, Cary Ann Eure, Dorothy Fall, Maureen S. Farrell, Felisa Federman, Annemarie Feld-Hunziker, Marian Figlio, Susan Finsen, Sharon Fishel, Lillian Fitzgerald, Elaine Florimonte, Kim Foley, Cianne Fragione, Barbara Frank, Helen Frederick, Mary Freedman, Jeanne Garant, Ric Garcia, DeLesslin George-Warren, Anya Getter, Janis Goodman, Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Eric Gordon, Pat Goslee, Karl Graham, Judybeth Greene and Zoe Fagnani, Ksenia Grishkova, Marta Gutierrez, Melvin Hardy, Elyse Harrison, Seemeen Hashem, Sondra Barrett Hassan, Ellen Hill, Leslie Holt, Susan Hostetler, Jacqueline Hoysted, David Hubbard, Warren Alan Jackson, Pauline Jakobsberg, Rima Kamal, Maria Karametou, Anna Katalkina, Sally Kauffman, Brenda Kelliher, Terry Kelly, Kate Kibbe-Huntington, Sherry Kirschner, Raya Koren, Andrea Kraus, Michael Lang, Ngoc Le, Kyujin Lee, Kay S. Lindsey, Barbara Liotta, Katana Lippart, LisaE, Laura Litten, Shelley Lowenstein, Ruth Lozner, Rosemary Luckett, Laurel Lukaszewski, Akemi Maegawa, Barbara Mandel, Selma Manizade, Anne Marchand, E.Tina Martin Wyatt, Harry Mayer, Joan Mayfield, Kate McConnell, Kathryn McDonnell, Theresa Knight McFadden, Kiki McGrath, Veronica Melendez, Leela Menon, Anita Miller, William Moffett, Michele Montalbano, Nan Montgomery, Lora Moran-Collins, Miriam Mörsel Nathan, Camille Mosley-Pasley, Nancy Nesvet, Margot S. Neuhaus, Stephanie Ney, Shanti Norris, Rosalie O'Donnell, Bahar Omar, Mary D. Ott, Dagmar Painter, Louise Palazola, John Paradiso, Emily Pearce, Judith Peck, Marta Perez-Garcia, Megan Peritore, Jane Pettit, Michael B. Platt, Annette Polan, Lyric Prince, Yolanda Prinsloo, Patsy-Ann Rasmussen, Gail Rebhan, Joanne Riley, Jassie Rios, Angela Rodriguez, Lisa Rosenstein, Laura Roulet, Jen Rowley, Nicole Salimbene, Joan Samworth, Renee Sandell, Leslie Sater, Nancy Sausser, Meg Schaap, Steve Schulman, Martina Sestakova, Alexandra N. Sherman, Alison Sigethy, Ellen Sinel, Wendy Sittner, Brenda Smoak, Deborah Sokolove, Amanda Spaid, Gregory Staley, Linda Starling, Patricia Steck, Desiree Sterbini, Ann Stoddard, Terry Svat, Veronica Szalus, Ira Tattelman, Tina M. Tepe, Helga Thomson, Gabrielle Tillenburg, Karen Joan Topping, Susan Lippert Trapkin, Andres Tremols, Ruth Trevarrow, Randi Trinka, Drew Feith Tye, Debra E. Tyler, Juliana Vallejo, Miguel Ventura, Rosa Vera, Claudia Vess, Jo Ellen Walker, Gale Wallar, Jenny Walton, Roxanne Weidele, Mindy Weisel, Ellyn Weiss, Angela White, Bonita Wilson, Cindy Winnick, Clare Winslow, Barbara Wolanin, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, Corinna Woodard, Sue Wrbican, Yellow Ranger, Helen Zughaib, Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva.

Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue NW Washington DC 20001 
Wed-Fri 11-6 Sat-Sun 12-5 ● 202-347-3787
www.touchstonegallery.com info@touchstonegallery.com

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Myszka Lewis
Nathan Loda
Marissa Long
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Akemi Maegawa
Tim Makepeace
Isabel Manalo
Matthew Mann
Anne Marchand
Raina Martens
Carolina Mayorga
Antonio McAfee
Patrick McDonough
Linn Meyers
Chris Mills
Jonathan Monaghan
Lexie Moreland
J Morrison
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Ziad Nagy
Maggie O'Neill
Joesph Orzal
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Jung Min Park
Nara Park
Vesna Pavlović
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Justin Plakas
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Trevor Young

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Image credits of 2017 selected works (left to right): John Paradiso, Gear, 2017, found image and paper doily with acrylic varnish on leather mounted on wood panel, 12"x12"x2"; Ani Bradberry, The Moment, argon with mercury, wood box, transformer, 2'x6.5"x6"; Adrienne Gaither, Central Time, 2013, 72"x60", acrylic on canvas; Frank Adams, Access, 2017, archival inkjet print, 16"x20"; Max Hirshfeld, Morgan Library, 2015, archival pigment print, 18"x12"; Antonio McAfee, Third 2, 2017, digital C-Print, 3D image with 3D glasses, 16"x20".

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shifting Identities/Humanity and Nature Reception - Oct. 26


Shifting Identities/Humanity and Nature
Artemis Herber and Michelle Dickson

October 23–November 22, 2017


King Street Gallery

Curator: Claudia Rousseau


Artists’ Talk: 5 p.m. Thursday, October 26, in CF Atrium Lecture Hall (CF 101) 
Reception follows from 6–8 p.m.

Open Gallery | Todd Forsgren: Ornithological Photographs
(First in the series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment) September 26, 2016 - November 4, 2017

Location: The King Street Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Garage, which is located immediately behind the center. For maps and directions, visit montgomerycollege.edu/maps.

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.


Montgomery College
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Information: Call 240-567-5821 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss 

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910