Gallery Openings and Events

Art Whino Presents the 2014 G40 Art Summit

 

Photo courtesy of Art Whino.

Photo courtesy of Art Whino.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13 from 8pm to 12am

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The exhibit runs September 14 – October 4, 2014.

Art Whino’s signature, month long art summit returns to Blind Whino for the fifth edition of its immersive experience with a huge group show focusing on the theme of multidimensional art.

Presented by Art Whino, G40 Art Summit is a yearly group art show that brings together world renown artists for a month long exhibit with a different theme every year. This year’s theme focuses on artwork that goes beyond the traditional two dimensional canvas. Artists are challenged to approach their work in a multi dimensional format which will expand boundaries and grow possibilities. Artwork will include a range for solutions from layered canvases, to art on found objects, to free standing pieces. The exhibit will take place at Blind Whino for the second year running. The building’s many nooks and ample spaces provide the ideal backdrop for installations that will transform the space into living art.

Continuing with G40’s tradition of month long of programming in conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a range of events and activities throughout the month for patrons to return multiple times. Besides the opening and closing receptions there will be special events like a wine showcase with performances by legendary musicians Brand Nubian and Black Sheep, as well as an outdoor arts and crafts showcase as part of the SW ArtsFest.

About the G40
The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metroarea. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully immersed in over 1000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs. In 2011 G40 explored the media of art which are on the forefront of creative transitions and growing in large scale with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world. Some of these genres include Customized collectibles, Skateboard Art, Stencil, Wheat Paste and 3D Installations. In 2012 the theme was the “Art of the Mural”. Traveling to Richmond, VA. and inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond as well as having six exhibits in pop up galleries along the main street of the arts district. With two dimensional work and installations by each mural artist, these shows offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists work. In 2013 it transformed a 138 year old abandoned church to a full scale piece of art with a full building mural by Hense and a massive interior mural by Australian artist Meggs. In keeping with the spirit of the transformation of the building the theme for the group art show was Transformation as artists were challenged to use found objects to repurpose them to pieces of art.

Exhibit Hours:

  • Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm – 6pm

Please RSVP to this event at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ArtWhino/1a477b3b25/TEST/06f1d49f49.

Blind Whino is located at 700 Delaware Ave SW.

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