Gallery Openings and Events

Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center Presents Sasha-Loriene and Jona Mone’t The Collection

Photo courtesy of CHACC.

Photo courtesy of CHACC.

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Opening Reception: Friday, March 10 from 6pm to 9pm

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Join CHACC Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm as we present our next month-long exhibition, The Collection, a collaborative visual album series that fuses music and art. The exhibit highlights the need of curated civic engagement in artistic avenues in effort to promote collective thinking and conversation. This experience will incorporate music and art to portray a visual journey for all.

Artist Statement: Sasha-Loriene and Jona Mone’t use The Collection to challenge the modern day perception of music by exploring the concept of each song through surrealism and abstract work. Each piece evokes its own thoughts and emotions in connection with the music and its audience. In doing so, more diverse conversations are sparked, inspiring an engaged community.

Artist Biographies
Sasha-Loriene: Born in Washington, DC and raised in Bowie, MD, Sasha-Loriene is a 26 year old self-taught painter. Using acrylic paint as her medium of choice with no formal education or training, Sasha-Loriene weaves together different themes and techniques to capture her thoughts, feelings, and interpretation of the world in every piece. The goal of her art is to tell a story, using art as her voice, creating a personal experience for all where the audience is encouraged to not only reach deeper within each painting, but also within themselves. Her passion for the arts, raw talent, and academic background in public service have ignited her lifelong mission of encouraging creativity, thought, and expression in the community. As such, Sasha-Loriene has participated in several events and exhibits in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and New York.

Jona Mone’t: Graphic Designer and Illustrator Jona Mone’t is an artist that sees creativity in everything. Born and raised in Germany to New York native military parents, Jona Mone’t was surrounded by castles and rich landscapes, knowing anything is possible since an early age. This constant travel and heightened sense of awareness gave her a unique view on the world. After spending her high school years in Maryland and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Art & Design from Towson University, Jona Mone’t now resides in Washington D.C. where she focuses on healing arts and social justice. Using acrylic and watercolor as her mediums of choice, Jona Mone’t utilizes her art as a way to promote positive interactions, knowledge, wisdom and love and as an outlet to pose questions, spark ideas, and ultimately start conversations. Jona Mone’t also aims to bring people together in remembrance that life is beautiful and that creativity is a tool that can either bind or blind us, thus often implementing her signature mummy wraps within her art and branding.

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