Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Upcoming Exhibition at Catholic University

That's Not How I Remember It...

Artists explore the ways that our identities shape and are shaped by our memories.

Featuring DC artists Judy Jashinsky, Candace Keegan, Karen Topping, Elizabeth Jernigan, Beverly Ress, and John Figura, as well as Philadelphia printmaker/book artist Lori Spencer, and NC printmaker/book artist Matthew Liddle.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6-9pm

Salve Regina Gallery
Catholic University
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20064
(Red line metro, Brookland/CUA stop)

Curated by Phoebe Esmon
Show runs until Oct 28
Gallery hrs: Mon-Fri 10-5

Silver Spring art Walk

Where: Gateway's Heliport Gallery 8001 Kennett St. Suite 3, Los Arrieros
7926 Georgia Ave., Alchemy 8025 Georgia Ave., Pyramid Atlantic and Kari
Minnick 8230 Georgia Ave., Space 7:10 963 Bonifant St.
When: 9/13/05 : Groups depart from the Heliport at 6:30pm and 7:30pm event
is from 6 - 9pm
10% off dinner at Los Arrieros to all ArtWalk patrons!
What:Gateway's Heliport Gallery: 8001 Kennett St. : Telling Their Stories
Gateway's Heliport Gallery, a launch pad for the arts and community, in
collaboration with Pyramid Atlantic and with the generous support of the
Carl M. Freeman foundation is proud to announce its second exhibit Telling
Their Stories. Telling Their Stories brought together 12 local artists from
various artistic backgrounds at Pyramid Atlantic for a series of workshops,
where they explored and interpreted their identity and the myriad of ways in
which it can be conveyed. The show features the results of their
introspective and exploratory journey and an opportunity for YOU to tell
your story.

Los Arrieros: 7926 Georgia Ave : Crystal Pittman
Faces, places and memories are all a part of the images Crystal Pittman
paints. Born in New York, she has traveled from Jamaica to Africa
(Ethiopia) where her heart is drawn in search of her spiritual connections.
Crystal has been drawing since she was a child, and learned to paint as a
young adult after attending School of Visual Arts in New York for a short
time in the evenings after working. Crystal paints whatever inspires her to
be creative and does not define a specific style to her work. For many
years she painted on canvas with acrylic paint, but has recently found a
second love of painting with beeswax which she melts and mixes with powdered
pigments. Adhering to this ancient encaustic technique Crystal fuses the
painted image using various heating tools after painting the image with
colored beeswax onto wood panels, heavy watercolor paper or Plexiglas. The
artist's unique painterly style and use of color and texture remain a
constant delight throughout her work.

Alchemy: 8025 Georgia Ave
The store is brimming with the work of over 70 artists and vendors -- lots
of beautiful, affordable and eclectic art. Check out our drumming circle
dates, upcoming classes, and pick up information on the new outdoor artists
market. Be sure and look for Alchemy's booth at Magical Montgomery on
October 1. Stop by for some wine and cheese during ArtWalk evenings.

Pyramid Atlantic: 8230 Georgia Ave. : Fibers of Memory and Digital Textile
Fibers of Memory represents an intimate portrayal of Gibby Waitzkin's life
as it evolves, echoing cherished memories of people, places and objects and
her life-long passion for the environment. The works are assembled from
recycled materials, which tell their own story as they are transformed into
artworks. The artist's idea is to reconstruct the debris of the past into a
new visible surface that conveys a personal journey deeply embedded in the
cycle of life. The pieces are composed of paper made by the artist with
photographs, scanned imagery, and dried and encaustic-preserved flowers from
her own gardens. In conjunction with this exhibit, Pyramid Atlantic will
offer papermaking demonstrations where participants can get a hands-on
experience making paper from 6 - 9pm during the ArtWalk!

Liani's digitalized images are in tribute to urban life, its rich history
and colorful transitions. His compositions are multi-layered using a variety
of materials and techniques with great emphasis on bold and vibrant colors.
Liani Foster is a multi-media artist with an extensive background in
photography, painting and graphic design. His primary emphasis is mixed
media digital textile collage incorporating traditional and non-traditional
painting and photography techniques to create objective and non-objective
imagery. His images are digitally printed to create new possibilities that
juxtapose designs on paper, textiles, plastics and other substrates. The
works take on sculptural effects.

Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio: 8230 Georgia Ave.
The studio offers architectural commissions, fine art glass, and
internationally recognized courses in kiln formed glass. See new artwork,
jewelry and the new fall course schedule.

Space 7:10 : 963 Bonifant St. : Forest Song
This month, Space 7:10 will be featuring the work of Marilyn Banner. The
work in Forest Song is part of a larger body of work called Rainforest
Memories. Marilyn's intention in all the work is to express the beauty,
delicacy, and mystery she felt in the rainforests of Costa Rica where it
often seemed that the forest had a "sound," or a song, that required
listening on the deepest level. "Many of us want to 'save the planet' now.
Perhaps the first step is to get quiet and focused enough to notice what we
HAVE here, and to love it. Then we can think about what "care" would mean. I
want this work to function as a reminder to the parts of us that need
reminding or reflection of the beauty and mystery of our earth as a mirror
for the parts of our inner selves that understand our connection to the

Friday, August 26, 2005

The Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project


This summer, with the guidance of incredible local female artists, 10 young women from DC discovered the power of the African Djembe, and brought to life their own original poetry, spoken word, songs, and movement choreography to grace the rhythms.
Now, they share the product of their experience in the first-ever public performance of:
She Poets of the Rizing Moon Present : Djembes Have Curves
SEPTEMBER 10th, 17th & 18th - 7:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 11th - 3:30 p.m.
Washington, DC 20009
Suggested Donation: $5-$15
Seating is limited. Call DCAC to reserve seats (202-462-7833)
Please join us for a reception at the DCAC on the evening of Saturday, September 10th following the performance.
The Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project features original poetry, spoken word, song & movement choreography by DC young women ages 14-18, fused with African hand drumming & percussion.
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Quote of the Week

The only sensible way to regard the art life is that it is a privilege you are willing to pay for... You may cite honors and attentions and even money paid, but I would have you note that these were paid a long time after the creator had gone through his struggles. -Robert Henri

From The Art Spirit

Damn Good Music!

My good friends, Demivolt, are playing this Saturday at Galaxy Hut in Arlington. Come on out and hear some kick'in alternative rock!
Demivolt goes on at 9:30, followed by Northern Chorus.

Galaxy Hut is located at 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Admission is FREE!!

Telling Their Stories

Gateway Georgia Avenue Revitalization Corporation and the Gateway Heliport Gallery, a launch pad for the arts and community, is proud to announce the grand opening of TELLING THEIR STORIES, an exhibition of book art.
The artists included in this exhibit come from various artistic backgrounds, resulting in a unique exhibit where the works of visual artists sit alongside works of writers and orators. The themes expressed in the work relate to core principles, influences and or events that have shaped the artists as an individual. Examples include: Interconnectedness, Geography and its role in defining who we are, Guardian angels and Self-protection.

The opening reception will include foods related to the artist’s pieces, story telling music and an interactive arts opportunity for gallery visitors to tell their stories.

Opening Reception: September 9th, 6 – 8pm
Where: 8001 Kennett St. Suite 3
Silver Spring Md.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

MOCA DC Member's Exhibition

MOCA DC presents: Member's Show
Open House: Friday, Aug 19th 6-9pm
1054 31st Street, NW
MOCA DC is located in Canal Square, in Georgetown, look for 1054 Galleries

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Academy 2005

ACADEMY 2005: The First 5 Years presented by Conner Contemporary Art
August 5-27, 2005

Tues-Sat 12-5
Conner Contemporary Art
1730 Connecticut Avenue, NW - 2nd Floor
Washington, DC
Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the fifth anniversary of ACADEMY, the annual invitational survey of outstanding work by recent graduates in Washington/Baltimore area college art programs. ACADEMY exhibition curator and founder Jamie L. Smith has selected paintings, drawings, digital photography, sculpture and performance art by the following artists: Jason Bulluck – Howard University, Andrew Haskell – Georgetown University, Stephanie Hulbert – Catholic University, Patrick Kelly – The George Washington University, Maki Maruyama – Corcoran College of Art and Design, Jenna McCracken – The George Washington University, Julia Rommel – American University, Zach Storm – Corcoran College of Art and Design, Kate Taylor – Maryland Institute College of Art, Bret Webb – Maryland Insititute College of Art, Virginia Warwick – University of Maryland.This year’s special anniversary celebration will also feature new work including video, drawing, and photography from the following ACADEMY 2001 – 2004 alumni: Lisa Bertnick-Corcoran College of Art and Design- ACADEMY 2001; Karin Horlbeck-Maryland Institute College of Art-ACADEMY 2002; Noah Angell-Corcoran College of Art and Design-ACADEMY 2003; and Mary Coble-The George Washington University-ACADEMY 2004.for more info: Conner Contemporary ArtInformation1730 Connecticut Ave, NWWashington, DC t: 202.588.8750 or or

Sunday, August 07, 2005

On-Line Exhibition

Check out Projekt30's on-line exhibition here. You may recognize yours truly and there's lots of other really great stuff, too. I felt priviledged to have been selected!
Thanks to all those who participated in the on-line jury selection!

Quote of the Week

"In art only one thing matters: that which cannot be explained."
-Georges Braque (1882-1963)

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