Friday, October 30, 2009

Aaron Gallery: "Structures of the Sublime"

Join Aaron Gallery for an exhibition of paintings by Carol Engles, Josh George and Kevin Conklin. Cityscapes collide with color and expression, abstract form and shape, which gives the audience a taste of the city never before seen.

An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, November 6th, from 6-8 pm. The exhibit will be on display through November 30th, 2009.

1717 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
202 234 3311

Available Parking: 2001 S Street, Location No. 531, 202.667.3030

"Voracious Vehemence"
Josh George
mixed media on board

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hillyer Art Space

Come join us for an awesome evening of great drinks and food, IA&A giveaways, and hanging out with the Hillyer staff! Your drinks make a difference: a portion of all drinks sold will go to Hillyer Art Space!Hillyer Art Space is a contemporary exhibition site dedicated to serving the public with quality exhibitions ...and programming. HAS is a program of International Arts & Artists, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. Most importantly, we rely on support from the DC metro area arts community and people like you to keep Hillyer going. This happy hour is part of a series of fundraisers in conjunction with local businesses to raise funds to support HAS and ensure its future existence! International Arts & Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. Read More

Hillyer Happy Hour Fundraiser!
Sponsored by Napoleon Bistro & Lounge
Time:6:00PM Thursday, October 29th
Location:Napoleon Bistro & Lounge

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Yvette Kraft - Characters and Their Vignettes

I am another artist at this coop, Studio Gallery. I have just seen Yvette Kraft's show and it is marvelous. Her naivete and colorful paintings are quirky and intriguing. Her equally quirky drawings are quite memorable. Her work has a unique voice and if you missed this show, you should stop by the gallery and ask Adah Rose to pull out some of Yvette's work. It's worth the effort.
-Chris Chernow, member of Studio Gallery

Friday, October 23, 2009

FotoWeek DC at Studio Gallery

The Studio Gallery will be showing the work of several New York and DC based artists. The photographers include:

Ann Chwatsky is a photographer and an educator, currently teaching at New York University where she is Coordinator of the Art and Media program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Department of Art and Art Professions.

Willie Davis is a freelance photographer living in New York City. He's a contributor to The Village Voice and his work also has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and

Salma Khalil was born in Alexandria, Egypt and received her MFA in Photography at the Pratt Institute in New York. She is an adjunct Professor in Photography at CUNY Brooklyn and a Senior Retoucher at ART+COMMERCE in high fashion photography. Salma has shown her work at Bed, PS122, Windows Gallery, Pratt and The Annex Show in New York

Susan Hochbaum opened her design business in 1995 after having spent fifteen years with Pentagram, an International Design Consultancy. She is a graduate of Cornell University and in 2008 came to Paris, newly in love granting herself a sabbatical to photograph the remarkable patisseries of the City of Light.

Antoine Sanfuentes is the Deputy Bureau Chief of NBC News in Washington DC. In 2009, along with NBC News anchor Ann Curry, Antoine presented a show at the Washington School of Photography, featuring images taken during his reporting and producing from Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan. The show was entitled Exposing Darfur, and through beautiful and haunting images, displays the struggle for human rights in this troubled region.

Iwan Bagus is a published photographer as well as a filmmaker. His photos have been exhibited at the Museum of the Organization of American States, the Carnegie Institute, the Redbrook Gallery, The Corcoran-WPA, and the National Geographic Society, among others. He is also a photo contributor for several magazines and among his list of clients are Warner Music, New York Fashion Week, DC Modern Luxury and the Capitol Area food Bank.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Calling all teachers!

Visit The Textile Museum after school on Thursday, October 22 (4 - 7 p.m.), for a special educator's program celebrating two new fall exhibitions opening October 17: Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection and Fabrics of Feathers and Steel: The Innovation of Nuno. Attendees will receive a packet of classroom and pre-tour materials, with information on how to schedule tours, and will have the opportunity to enjoy a curator's gallery talk in the exhibition. Refreshments will be served. Free. Advance registration required; space is limited. Call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64 to register.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"The Sacred and the Sensuous" at Aaron Gallery

Ongoing: An exhibition of new works by Afsaneh Mirfendereski is at the Aaron Gallery through October 31. Ms. Mirfendereski, working in watercolor, composes multilayered gems that speak to the subconcious like architectural inscapes.

The show will be on display from October 16th - 31st


Join us for the DCJCC SLAM!: An Evening of Spoken WordHosted by Hillyer Art Space
Featuring Jake Marmer
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 9-10:30PM
$10 admission

Come out and show your skills at our poetry slam! Featured artist Jake Marmer will take the stage to show you how it's done before you take your turn. Share your latest work or cheer on your friends as they compete in this great night of spoken word poetry. Please sign up in advance; e-mail
Jake Marmer merges poetry and performance into philosophically viral mixtures like existentialist dancehall, talmudic jazz poetry and personalized bop apocalypse. He has performed extensively in New York and Jerusalem, with his band Frantic Turtle and Mima'amakim collective.

Support provided by the Ruth Behrend & Charles Haskell Small Fund, established to support programs showcasing the work and creativity of local artists and poets.
Co-sponsored by International Arts & Artists' Hillyer Art Space and Poetica Magazine, Reflections of Jewish Thought.
International Arts & Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. IA&A programs include:

Traveling Exhibition Service USArts International Training Program Design Studio Membership Services and the Arts Partnership Hillyer Art Space

9 Hillyer Court NW Washington, DC 20008 MAPT. 202.338.0680 Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday,10am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday, Otherwise by appointment

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New at Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery
2180 R St NW, Dupont Circle, (202) 232-8734
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 pm
Friday, 1 - 8 pm
Saturday, 1 - 6 pm

OPENING November 6, 2009, 6 - 8 pm
Solo Show: Elena Stamberg: Madonnas Assembled

Elena Stamberg's dynamic mixed-media sculptures include elements ranging from natural wood and gourds to hand-knitted drapes of llama wool. Through her Madonnas, the artist claims to be "exposing a life with humble materials" to her audience, eliciting the desire to touch and become intimate with the work. Stamberg constantly participates in what she calls a "challenging journey" to bring together a variety of mediums in her search for "the perfect balance." In her move from the two-dimensional to sculpture, she has successfully developed a subtle but powerful body of work.

Duo Show: Steve Fleming: Abstractions of Earth's Forces and Fulvia Musti Ciarla: Bulerias

Through strong geometric form and vivid brushwork, painter Steve Fleming pulls from his impressionist background an attempt to evoke an abstract sense of the creation of the Earth. Fleming believes in stepping outside of his comfort zone when creating: "Art is not just about safety ... it is about creative expression and personal vision." Fleming's strong sense of dramatic color interacts, rather than clashes, with the abstract yet expressive work of Fulvia Musti Ciarla. Using recycled materials, Ciarla enrolls in a deliberate yet subconscious reaction to flamenco music. "Music infuses these new works," states the artist. Each work resonates with a sense of rhythm that commands the audience to partake in Ciarla's passion and admiration of flamenco. Artists: Iwan Bagus, Ann Chwatsky, Willie Davis, Salma Khalil, Susan Hochbaum, Ulf Wallin and Antoine Sanfuentes


International Arts & Artists invites you to come HOME this Friday, October 16! Featuring Christopher K.P. Brown Sign-up for poets is at 6 p.m.The open mic begins at 7 p.m. $5 for non-members of International Arts & ArtistsFree for members of IA&AFree for performing poets
Hosted by Fred Joiner, curator and host of the American Poetry Museum's Intersections at the Honfleur Gallery and poet-in-residence at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington.

In August of 2000, Christopher K.P. Brown self-published his own collection of poems, Content, and sold over 200 copies at $20 a piece. He was only 16 years old. Since then he's written two more books of poetry and recorded four spoken word albums, POETRY: a hip hop album being the latest. He's currently working to establish his company, 2 Pens & Lint, as a well known and respected company that concentrates on building poetry as an industry in which poets are able to become financially stable through their art. When he created 2 Pens & Lint simply as a website back in 2003, Christopher was only 18 years old. Since then he's studied the poetry industry; he's had successes and failures in poetry; but most importantly he feels that he's still young enough to live up to the 2 Pens & Lint motto of moving towards "A New Direction In Poetry".
HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.

Vote for Hillyer Art Space for
Best Art Gallery/Best Open Mic in the Express' Best of 2009 competition!
Visit the Express Night Out to vote (follow the link!)

9 Hillyer Court NW Washington, DC 20008 T. 202.338.0680 Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday,10am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday,Otherwise by Arts & Artists' Programs also include:Traveling Exhibition Service, Membership Program, Hillyer Art Space,USArts International Training Program and Design Studio.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mystical Landscapes at Gallery A

Green Tree in the Distance, oil on wood panel, 24"x42", 2008

During the month of October, Gallery A is featuring the work of Virginia artist Judith Judy. As you descend into the lower gallery space, you're enveloped in a sea of greens and yellows. This mystical world forces our imagination to look beyond the mist and haze, to contemplate what lies on the other side.
This exhibit is on view through October 31.
Hours are 11am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Two New "Fashion Forward" Shows to Open at The TM

Two exhibitions with different takes on Japanese fashion are opening at The Textile Museum next Saturday, October 17. While the main show, Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection, includes over thirty finished garments (think everything from gowns to jumpsuits) the partner show Fabrics of Feathers and Steel: The Innovation of Nuno assembles the ingredients - examples of the shimmering and often playful fabrics from the Nuno Corporation of Japan. Each show promises to be inspiring - look forward to an innovative installation, public programs and (of course) great new exhibition-themed goods in the museum shop. See you next Saturday!

"The Sacred and the Sensuous" at Aaron Gallery

An exhibition of new works on paper by Afsaneh Mirfendereski. Ms. Mirfendereski creates compositional gems in the delicate and multilayered medium of watercolor.

Join the gallery for a reception for the artist on October 16th, 6 - 8pm
The show will be on display from October 16th - 31st

"In the Arms of a Sleepy Fate"
4.5'' x 6.5''

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Exhibit: "Form and Freedom"

Last Friday, Aaron Gallery opened a new exhibition, "Form and Freedom", featuring the works of local artists John Blee, Carlotta Hester, and Sondra Arkin. It was a wonderful time and a big success. Thanks to all those who showed up. The exhibition will be showing through October 13th, so come by and see the work if you missed it!