Thursday, July 29, 2010

First Friday at Studio Gallery

All Member Show "Tripping the Light Fantastic"

First Friday Artist Reception August 6, 2010 6-8 p.m.
2108 R Street NW Washington DC 20008

Come, and trip it as ye go,
Oh the light fantastick toe
And in thy right hand lead with thee
The Mountain Nymph, sweet Liberty
- Milton

Wow us with every reference you know to this famous quote and you can win the contest of the evening....

Dupont Circle Scenes & DC Woodfire Potters

August exhibits at Foundry Gallery

Dupont Circle Scenes: In Gallery I. This exhibit presents work by local artists depicting scenes in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. Dupont Circle, home to the Foundry Gallery, is an area of the District of Columbia notable for its historic buildings. The show is juried by Dwight Young from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Juror Dwight Young will share his thoughts about his selection process during the opening reception on August 6.

DC Woodfire Potters: Also in Gallery I, the DC Wood Fire Potters will be holding an educational pottery exhibit. This group gathers twice a year to fire 2,000 pots in a wood-fired kiln. The exhibit will display 100 pots along
with photographs documenting the creative process. Renowned potter Kevin Crowe will present an artist's talk on August 27, 6-8pm


Members Monthly Exhibit in Gallery II showcases work by Foundry members.
Exhibit Dates: August 4—29
Reception: Friday, August 6, 6—8 pm
Artist's Talk: August 27, 6—-8pmHours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-7pm & Saturday-Sunday, 12-6pm
1314 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Studio Gallery Intern Art Review

Jan Willem van der Vossen

"Nervous Wreck"

Approaching Jan Willem van der Vossen's painting, "Nervous Wreck", one certainly feels unsettled. The neon orange nervous system seems to work itself into a frenzy that culminates in the firing off of hot pink and pea green bloated appendages. The jarring color palette and the erratic crawling of the organic matter radiate heat and anxiousness. However, contrary to it's title, the painting is carefully planned and executed; the edges of each form are carefully defined against the background and the paint evenly spread. It taunts the viewer into tilting it off its perfectly hung axis, or to at least maniacally chain smoke in front of it; anything to make its tidy presentation truer to what the label suggests.

Kate Brooks

School of Fine Taste and Decadence '11

Studio Gallery Intern

Calling All Artists!!

We are searching for the brightest and most creative visions that will challenge and engage people around the issue of climate change. The Earth is our home. What is your vision for its future? What will happen if nothing is done to stop events like oil spills, deforestation, and global warming? What are the solutions that will make a clean energy future possible?

See website for submission details and guidelines!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Global Lens films @ Hillyer Art Space

Screening of My Tehran for Sale to kick off the Global Lens 2010 DC Educational Tour- Cross-cultural dialogue through film!

With a new film scheduled to show every month at Hillyer Art Space, we begin the journey with My Tehran For Sale by Granaz Moussavi.

The movie centers around a young, aspiring actress named Marzieh living in Tehran who must conceal her true artistic identity under an Iranian regime that is oppressive towards women and creatives. She falls in love with an Iranian native (Saman) who recently received citizenship in Australia. As their love grows, she must decide either to combat the mounting threat of living a life of repression and silence or to flee her home and begin life anew with her beloved. This wavering and rather dangerous divide is not the only one haunting her.

FREE with Student ID from High school or College

$5 Suggested Donation for Adults

Thursday, July 29 from 7-9pm

Friday, July 23, 2010

Aaron Gallery - SIDEWALK SALE

The Aaron Gallery is pleased to present OUR VERY FIRST SIDEWALK SALE!

Join the us on Saturday, July 24th to be a part of Aaron Gallery history! The sidewalk sale will be held in conjunction with regular gallery hours. Explore the gallery's current hanging, and watch the lovely Erin O'Hagan paint before picking up the marked down prints, posters, paintings, picture frames and other assorted gallery items that our sidewalk sale has to offer.

Come to 1717 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm to revisit that painting you have been eying for years and find some great steals!

Contact for further details.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Studio Gallery All Members Show!

Exhibitions: July 21 - August 14, 2010
First Friday Reception: August 6, 6 - 8 pm

Group Show:
Tripping the Light Fantastic

Come, and trip it as ye go,
Oh the light fantastick toe
And in thy right hand lead with thee
The Mountain Nymph, sweet Liberty
- Milton

*Also, be sure to catch the last days of Nancy Frankel's and our new members show this weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Come to HOME @ Hillyer

Next HOME: Friday, July 16th
Featuring: Shahid Buttar
Sponsored by Soho Tea & Coffee

Sign up at 6PM
Performances at 7PM

Free for IA&A members and performers
$5 for non-members

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. This month's feature poet is Shahid Buttar.

Shahid Buttar is a civil rights lawyer, hip-hop & electronica MC, independent columnist, non-profit leader, grassroots community organizer, singer, dancer and poet. He has performed around the world for audiences as large as 50,000, and founded numerous grassroots groups across the country, including the Stanford Spoken Word Collective; the San Francisco Collaborative Arts Insurgency (AKA 16th & Mission); and the DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency. His debut CD, Get Outta Your Chair, was released in 2008 and features music from the funk, blues, hip-hop, house, drum 'n bass, and South Asian fusion traditions, including Bumpin' in My SUV and the Baghdad Blues. Shahid graduated in 2003 from Stanford Law School, and leads the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as Executive Director.

HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.

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

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
T 202.338.0680 | F 202.333.0758 | |
Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday, 10am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday.
Otherwise by appointment

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A's services include a Traveling Exhibition Service, the Hillyer Art Space gallery, the Design Studio, the Cultural Exchange Program, and Membership Services for artists and the arts-interested public.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cutting-Edge Performance and Film at The Textile Museum

INTERWOVEN: Evenings in Performance
Friday, July 23, 8-10 PM
Saturday, July 24, 8-10 PM
Join the Embassy of Denmark and The Textile Museum for two evenings of cutting-edge textile performances by international artists, hosted by INTERWOVEN.
On July 23, New York-based fashion collective threeASFOUR, whose designers hail from Lebanon, Israel, and Tajikistan, will collaborate on a performance highlighting their ethereal and sculptural approach to textile design. The July 24 program will feature a new, site-specific work by Copenhagen-based duo Henrik Vibskov & Andreas Emenius. The Circular Series, Section 4 uses a large rigid, geometric structure contrasted with explosions of color to explore human rituals, the constructions we build and social isolation. Following the performances, Sabrina Gschwandtner, founder of KnitKnit magazine, will moderate a Q&A with the artists. The evening events will also feature film screenings. Fee: $20 (each evening); advance ticket purchase required. Buy your tickets online today.

This event is sponsored in part by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark as a Danish Cultural Event. Washington D.C.’s NPR affiliate station, WAMU American University Radio, is the official media sponsor of INTERWOVEN and The Normandy Hotel of The Doyle Collection is the hotel sponsor. INTERWOVEN, a New York collaborative, provides a platform for artists to create in the intersection of film, performance, installation and visual arts.

First Friday Round 2!!

Can't get enough of First Friday? We're having another one! This is another chance to experience the work of sculptor Nancy Frankel, in addition to two floors worth of work from new members Lori Anne Boocks, Pam Frederick, Elizabeth Grusin-Howe, Carolee Jakes, Flora Kantor, Peter Karp, Gene Markowski, Veronica Szalus, and Angelika Wamsler. As always, food and wine provided by our wonderful artists!

First Friday @ Studio Gallery - Round 2!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Aaron Gallery - "Gallery's Own: An Exhibiton of Gallery and New to Gallery Artists"

Aaron Gallery is proud to present "Gallery's Own: An Exhibition of Gallery and New to Gallery Artists."

The show features paintings, sculptures and works on paper from such talented artists as Chico Harkrader, Ruth Ava Lyons, Jon Krawczyk, and Linda St. Clair.

Additionally, we still proudly present the work of internationally renowned artist Javier Cabada.

Stop by soon to see the Gallery's collection or take in Cabada's large-scale abstracts! The show runs until August 31, 2010

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 am - 5 pm and Sundays, 1 pm - 4 pm, and by appointment.
1717 Connecticut Ave NW
202 234 3311

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Studio Gallery First Friday

Come to First Friday, Tomorrow July 2 @ 2108 R Street, 6-8 p.m. to check out Nancy Frankel's Solo Show: Summer Steel & our New Member Show: Explorations.

Enjoy free wine and snacks while viewing beautiful art!!/event.php?eid=109587682424324&ref=mf

Summer Workshops

It's not too late to sign up for Summer Workshops at Washington Studio School. What a better way to spend those hot summer days, in doors taking an art class! The workshops are to be held the last three weeks in July. The entire schedule can be viewed on our website

Also, next Thursday, July 8th, 6-8pm, join us for the opening reception of the WSS Alumni Exhibition. A group show of work from former students. Artists will be in attendance.