Art Enables Hosts Magic Forest Party + Artist Talk

By Editorial Team on May 2, 2022
Image: “Magic Forest” installation details
Talk: Thursday, May 5 at 6pm

Art Enables is pleased to invite you into our “MAGIC FOREST” for an enchanting party and artist talk featuring resident artists of Art Enables and visiting artist Bonner Sale. Join us on May 5 at 6 p.m. to experience this captivating installation in person. Hear how the artists brought the forest to life with Sale and visiting musician and recording engineer Ben Green. We’ll have complimentary wine, refreshments, and party favors.

Masks are encouraged when not actively eating or drinking.

Art Enables is committed to providing access to everyone. If you require accommodation during your visit please make a note in the RSVP or email us at info@art-enables.org.

About the Exhibition

“MAGIC FOREST” | February 12 – June 11, 2022
This installation transforms Art Enables’ gallery space into a magical forest that is home to an array of unusual organisms. The forest habitat—designed and fabricated by visiting artist Bonner Sale—is filled with lumpy purple trees and colorful vines. Small baskets on the forest floor hint at the work of harvest done by unseen hands.

Among the trees live distinctive creatures and plants created by Art Enables resident artists*. Oversized flowers and snails, a winged kangaroo, a royal toad, foxes, wolves, snakes, monkeys, and birds can be both seen and heard. These cut-out illustrations of forest life are given voice by an ambient audio track made by Art Enables artists collaborating with visiting musician and recording engineer Ben Green. As in any forest, the wind blows, rain falls, and the forest’s many inhabitants speak to each other in a symphony of voices. Perceptive forest visitors may also hear the chiming of magic moving through the trees…

Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.