Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17 from 2pm to 5pm
Panel Discussion: Thursday, July 13 from 6pm to 9pm
The East of the River Exhibition returns to the Honfleur Gallery for the 11th year. This annual show continues to provide a platform for visual artist emerging from Wards 7 and 8. This year Asha Elana Casey, Sheila Crider and Amber Robles-Gordon will present their all new mixed-media works that explore spirituality, identity, and repetition. This year’s EOR show is sponsored in part by the 11th Street Bridge Park and the Anacostia BID.
About the Artists:
Asha Elana Casey began her artistic training at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, she earned Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Corcoran School of Art at the George Washington University in 2016. Casey is a painter and mixed media artist. Her work is multifaceted and explores themes of godliness, self-preservation, healing and space. She draws inspiration largely from books and documentaries concerning scientology of people of African descent.
Sheila Crider is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and native Washingtonian. After school, she became very active in the literary community and has written and produced several staged readings/performances. In the mid 90s Crider spent six years in Bordeaux, France researching Modernism and abstract art language. She has held international residences at institutions in Canada and Japan. A notable artist within the District, Crider has received multiple Small Project Grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; she was twice nominated for a Tiffany Foundation Award and is an active member of Washington Projects for the Arts.
Amber Robles-Gordon. The Award-winning Robles-Gordon earned a Master’s of Fine Arts from Howard University. She is primarily known for her use of found objects and textiles to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations. Her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience. With over fifteen years of exhibiting, art education and exhibition coordinating experience, Robles-Gordon has been featured in local and national print press, terrestrial and online radio as well as highly accredited blog sites.
An advocate for the Washington Area arts community, Robles-Gordon was selected by the Corcoran Gallery of Art to present for the Under the Influence: 30 Americans exhibit. She has been called upon by WETA, Al Jazeera, NPR and others to provide commentary, teach workshops and present her work. Most recently she has been selected for a residency in Limo, Costa Rica.
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Honfleur Gallery is contemporary fine art gallery that opened in 2007, located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. For more information, visit http://www.honfleurgallery.com/.