Sunday, March 28, 2010

Amersterdam to Budapest

Foundry Gallery is pleased to present the photographs of Holly Foss in her exhibit Amsterdam to Budapest.

Ms. Foss presents panaramic views of fairy tale castles, cathedrals, castles of Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary in her summer cruise down the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Please join in our celebration at the gallery's opening reception Friday, April 2 from 6-8 pm.

Exhibt Dates: March 31-May 2

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12-6pm.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 6-8 pm

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Opening March 31, 2010 at Studio Gallery

Exhibitions: March 31 - April 24, 2010
First Friday Reception (as part of the Dupont Circle Galleries openings): April 2, 6 - 8 pm
Artist's Reception: Saturday, April 10, 4 - 6 pm

Solo Show: Metamor-Facets
Andrew Acquadro


Duo Show: Blues
Elizabeth McNeil Harris


Duo Show: Fragments of Tradition
Freda Lee-McCann


2108 R Street NW Washington DC 20008
Wed 1-7, Thurs 1-7, Friday 1-8, Sat 1-6

Carte Blanche at Studio Gallery

Only what you can carry with you
The first of three exhibitions planned in 2010 by Thomas Drymon Selects.

Works by James Cassell, Peter E Harper, Joren A Lindholm and Zade Ramsey

Studio Gallery—2nd floor
March 31–April 24, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, April 2, 5–8pm
2108 R Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20008
(202) 232-8734 •

James Cassell’s past work was highly personal in nature, turning the lens on the inner workings of his extended family. For this exhibition, he has broadened his scope to look at the natural world around him and current events (The News is Disquieting). With these influences, Cassell pulls things apart and reassembles them in a way that makes sense to him. Rather than editorialize, Cassell allows the viewer to bring their own experiences into question.

Peter E. Harper’s earlier figurative work has expanded to include abstraction that is bold, messy and expressive—a reflection of the inner mind. Rough hewn lines empty into pools of flat grey (What lightning do). Structure and form are bisected by scraped paths of color. All of this to say that life has its moments of quiet and solitude, of excitement and passion, and of violence and anger. Harper wrestles to find this balance and encourages you to do so also.

Joren A. Lindholm takes a thoughtful approach to his work, often creating multiple studies of a piece before completion. His collage work on view has sometimes spawned paintings with a similar content. Once in painting, Lindholm makes intuitive choices about color and shape, abstracting the more literal work of the collage and placing signs for the viewer to discover and discern for himself (The Traveler and the Travel).

Zade Ramsey has found the perfect medium to depict family histories that haunt and shape our psyches. Using materials like antique objects, family photos, and vintage fabrics, Ramsey creates what he calls Memory Boxes. With each, he encourages the viewer to remember events and emotions of the past and reconnect to family long gone and stories left behind. Each piece is a bit mischievous and allows the viewer to create their own narrative derived from the content of the fanciful boxes (Last American Girl).

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hapi Hapi Hour at The Textile Museum, April 9

Unwind from a long work week with happy hour in the beautiful gardens of The Textile Museum at Hapi Hapi Hour!

Friday, April 9
6 to 9 PM
@ The Textile Museum
2320 S Street, NW
Near Dupont metro
$10 (includes one free drink)

Buy your tickets in advance for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Mandu.
Purchase advance tickets HERE.

Music in the garden by The Four Horsemen.
Music in the galleries by DJ Robin Bell.
Sushi Sake Bar by FoodArts.
Gallery tours led by WE ARE SCIENCE!
Play Harajuku Bingo to win fabulous prizes!
Door prizes!

Monday, March 15, 2010

HOME (Hillyer Open Mic Event)

Join us at Hillyer Art Space this Friday, March 19th for our monthly poetry event, HOME.

Featuring: the Smart Chicks, Inc.
Sponsored by Soho Tea & Coffee

Sign up starts at 6pm and performances will begin at 7pm.

HOME is free for IA&A Members and for performers and $5 for non-members

Smart Chicks, Inc., based in Baltimore, MD, is a national membership organization comprised of independent female artists. Their mission is to advance women's visibility and leadership in the arts by providing independent artists and communities with an alternative series of performance and visual arts events and services. Across the country, the artists and non-artists who support Smart Chicks, Inc. are also teachers, corporate professionals, and grassroots leaders who embody the same values- Ambition, Brains, and Candor. They are the muscle behind the Revenge of the Smart Chicks movement, a reminder that the smartest chicks out there are the ones who make the daily, smart decision to be authentic. What decision will you make today?

Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, March 5, 2010

March at Studio Gallery

Upstairs Gallery:
Bud Hensgen "Mindful of Morandi: An Exploration"
**50% of artist's proceeds for "Mindful of Morandi" will be donated to Haiti through Doctors without Borders

Downstairs Gallery
Duo Show:
Harriet Lesser, "Geometry of Hong Kong"

Joyce McCarten
"Sonia and Moonpie"

Third Floor
"Carte Blanche" : Work by Members of Studiio Gallery in a Rotating Exhibit

First Friday Reception: March 5, 6-8 pm.
Artist Receptions: Friday March 12 6-8p.m. and Saturday March 20 3-5 p.m.

Studio Gallery 2108 R. St NW, Dupont Circle
Studio Gallery is located in a beautiful brownstone in Historic Dupont Circle. The gallery features unique outdoor sculpture and is available for rental. The Gallery represents over 35 International artists residing in the metropolitan Washington area.

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Kurdistan: Paintings of Kurdish Life at Foundry Gallery

Paintings featured in the exhibition range from the well known and leading artists to emerging artists who are just now gaining recognition. The exhibit features Falah Shwan and six other artists: Raouf Hasan, Jamal Mushir, Hekmat Hndi, Sardar Kestai, Kurdo Hasan, Jawhar Mohamad. The show is sponsored by the Kurdistan Regional Government Office in the District of Columbia.

The exhibition opens March 3 and runs through March 28, 2010.
Opening reception: March 5 from 6-8 p.m.

Hours: Wed – Fri, 1-7 pm; Sat – Sun 12-6pm.

Foundry members showing in Gallery 2.

1314 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

March First Friday at Hillyer Art Space

Join us for First Friday at Hillyer Art Space this Friday, March 5th from 6:00-9:00pm to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions- Laborious Futility by Elena Patino and Purge/Deluge by Kate Kretz.

Free food and drink will be provided as well as music by artist Matthew Hemerlein.

$5 suggested donation altough any support is greatly appreciated!

Laborious Futility by Elena Patino
The accumulative processes used in the making of Patino's pieces make reference to a variety of different aspects of the human condition. Labor, migration, and consumption are all subtly examined through her obsessively replicative methods of construction and systems of assemblage.
Laborious Futility adapts from Patino's previous engagements in the construction of organic structures based on repitition with a strong connection to fiber arts. While not always made with fiber materials, the work borrows from the pliable quality of textiles.

Purge/Deluge by Kate Kretz
This show will feature an assortment of Kretz's multi-media work's ranging from drawings and paintings on paper to embroidery and fabric works. Focusing on the heaviness of day-to-day existence and her experiences with individuals whose lives' visible weight impacts her to the point of creative refuge, Kretz seeks to honor the fragility common to every human across continents and centuries.
Her highly crafted work is created in defiance of the virtual and disposable, and despite acknowledging there's a contemporary disinterest in detail-oriented modes of production. Kretz finds physical and emotional through her handiwork, a sort of catharsis for overwhelming interactions in life.

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally.
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