Sunday, September 10, 2006

At Arlington Art Center


REMIX: East-West Currents in Contemporary Art

Through September 30
RECEPTION: Friday, September 8, 6 – 9 pm (This Friday!)
REMIX: East-West Currents in Contemporary Art is a juried exhibition featuring forty-six artists, both Asian and non-Asian, who address the interchange of ideas and the intermingling of artistic or cultural influences between Asia and the U.S. Nearly 100 artworks are exhibited in a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, photography and installation. Works selected by Claudia DeMonte (Independent Curator, NYC), Debra Diamond (Coordinating Curator of Contemporary Asian Art, Freer/Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian), and Carol Lukitsch (AAC Curator).

Resident Studios Artists in our third floor Wyatt Gallery
Paula Bryan: Textile Transformations-layered, imagined clothing
Caroline Danforth: Oil Paintings

Unless otherwise noted, all Bridges events are free and open to the public. Reservations suggested.

THURSDAY, September 21, 7-9 p.m. A special musical presentation by The Central Javanese Gamelan Ensemble of the Embassy of Indonesia, an ensemble of nearly twenty musicians led by Pak Muryanto (on kendhang, or drums) presenting a casual concert of classical Javanese gamelan music to accompany the REMIX exhibition.

THURSDAY, September 28, 7-9 p.m. The third and final of the 2006 series, In Two Tongues/En dos lenguas bilingual poetry reading featuring established poets and emerging new voices from the Mid-Atlantic region. Master poets include Robert Giron and Brian Gilmore. This exciting program has been made possible through the generosity of the Arlington Community Foundation.

FRIDAY, September 29, 7-8:30 p.m. The East Coast Premiere screening of David Ngo’s The Queen of Virginia: The Jackie Bong Wright Story, featuring the journey of former Vietnam War refugee, Jackie Bong Wright, as she competes in the week-long 2004 Ms. Senior America Pageant. Ngo’s film won Best Documentary at this year’s VC Film Fest, the 21st Annual Asian Pacific American Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA. The filmmaker and Jackie Bong Wright will attend this evening’s events. Seating is first come-first served.


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