Elsabé Johnson Dixon

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Elsabé Johnson Dixon is an artist, freelance curator, educator and social engagement project manager for The LIVING HIVE (a cross disciplinary science-art-technology project). As President of the Washington Sculptors Group, she has worked with MPA; GRACE; Smith Center for the Arts; VisArts; International Arts & Artists and numerous other local galleries as well as agricultural centers such as MARC (Maryland Agricultural Research Center) to establish art-ecology programming for DC, MD and VA sculptors. Within her own practice Dixon works with live organisms and is deeply engaged with environment and eco platforms. She worked with director of sustainability Paul Tukey, as well as curator Anne Reeve, and registrar Gabi Mizes at the Glenstone Foundation to coordinating programming pertaining to art and eco intersections. As curatorial assistant to Helen Frederick for the International exhibition BreakthroughArt, Dixon engaged in educational programming with the Newseum (DC), the Aspen Institute (CO), the University of Texas San Antonio Art Gallery (TX), the First Amendment Center in (TN) and the US Equity Realty Exhibition (IL). Dixon has most recently worked with British curator Leah Gordon editing the 2009-2015 catalogue for the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She currently writes for East City Art.

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East City Artnotes: Stephanie J. Williams Things That Don’t Have Names

East City Artnotes: Stephanie J. Williams Things That Don’t Have Names

Through innovative cross-disciplinary gallery programming at the Greater Reston Art Center, the playfully compelling objects made by Stephanie Williams are visually engaging on a personal and a metaphorical level. The artist investigates themes of identity through individual objects hung on the wall in a collective grouping that may look like specimens in a lab. Working with throwaway objects and remnants, Williams’ objects are unsettling and sensually alluring. Read More
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Nancy At Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

Nancy At Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

All of Nancy Frankel’s work holds a quiet persistence. Her work remains grounded in abstraction. Studying at a time when education institutions, and the art world, did not welcome women, Frankel pursued her craft as sculptor with a great mindfulness of what was happening around her. Each of her works seems to represent a narrative in a three-dimensional journal entry, describing her Zeitgeist and her intellectual musing about art as a formal practice. Read More