Profiles

By Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. on August 24, 2021

Remembering Nancy Frankel (1929-2021)

Embodying what she called an “organic geometry,” Nancy Frankel’s sculpture is a testament to the richness of her inspiration, whether it came from the hidden mathematical structures of nature or those inherent in music.

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By Phil Hutinet on May 4, 2021

The 50 States Project Part One: Seventeen States and a Global Pandemic

Artists Kate Fleming and Tom Woodruff are heirs to the North American propensity for continental wanderlust. Their 50 States Project follows a long-standing tradition of roaming from coast-to-coast in search of America.

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By Phil Hutinet on May 3, 2021

Luis Peralta Del Valle: Ambassador of Peace, Hope and Love

When DC Mayor Muriel Bowser visited Beijing in 2016, she presented Mayor Guo Jinlong with a work of art as a token of peace and renewed friendship between Beijing and its Sister City of Washington, DC. Titled “Geared Up Panda,” the life-sized statue of a panda, the symbol of China,...

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By Miguel Resendiz on August 20, 2019

East City Art Profiles—Stephanie Mercedes on Gun Violence

Stephanie Mercedes is a DC-based artist addressing the issue of gun-violence, both nationally and locally, in a transformative way.

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By Juliana Biondo on July 9, 2019

East City Art Profiles: von ammon co Gallery

Georgetown’s newest gallery, von ammon co, which opened in April, has an ambitious program to present internationally rising artists to the DC arts community.

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By Michael Janis on April 9, 2019

Artist Tim Tate to Represent USA in Venice Exhibition

Returning for the 58th Biennale di Venezia, the sixth edition of the art exhibit GLASSTRESS brings together a new line-up of leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Latin America, India, and China in an ambitious exhibition exploring the endless creative possibilities of glass. The show "GLASSTRESS" is a...

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By Ashley Shah on February 19, 2019

Lenora Yerkes: Plumbing the Subconscious

Through her artwork, Lenora Yerkes explores deeper feelings stored in her subconscious. Her goal is to identify hidden messages and understand broader themes that play out in her life.

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By Rachelle L. Williams on December 4, 2018

Jo Ann Block: Pushing back Against Age and Gender

“Historically, butch women fought for this identity,” Block says, “and it’s significant to hold on to.” Those who still identify as butch, then, are an “elite group” and represent “the few.” They are “proud,” she adds, “Because it takes guts to live ones entire life outside the gendered margins as a butch woman who does not identify as femme or trans but somewhere along the spectrum in between.”

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By Guest Author on November 27, 2018

The Universal Human Urge To Mark

As an artist I have long been fascinated by the universal human urge to connect through mark making, particularly the ancient pictographs our ancestors created in caves around the world. Eager to learn more, in the summer of 2015 I traveled to Spain and France to view the ancient markings and etchings in 11 cave sites, including the Lascaux Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I continued the following year with a hard trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia, where I saw marks dating to nearly 40,000 BC, currently considered one of the oldest marks in the world. Most recently, I traveled in October 2017 to Namibia, Africa, to explore the culture of the indigenous San tribes and examine their rock art.

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By Ashley Shah on October 2, 2018

STABLE Plans to Create a Sustainable Model for Affordable Artist Work-Space in DC

STABLE, located in Eckington, aims to create sustainable working space for DC artists. Through a variety programming and partnerships, the founders hope to foster an inclusive environment that connects resident artists with audiences locally, nationally and globally.

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By Ashley Shah on May 16, 2018

Washington Studio School and its Impact on the DC Arts Community

The Washington Studio School’s mission is “to teach the visual language and the skills essential to developing and expressing a personal vision.”

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By Editorial Team on May 9, 2018

2018 Spring Open Studios: Shahla Arbabi at EZ Storage Studio #313

Open Studio: Saturday, May 12 from 12pm to 5pm . Visit Shahla Arbabi's studio at EZ-Storage studios during artist-led Gateway Arts District Spring 2018 Open Studios Tour. About Starless Midnight from the artist: "A word about the title,  Starless Midnight. It is a phrase from a longer quotation from Martin Luther...

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By Editorial Team on May 9, 2018

2018 Spring Open Studios: Katie Dell Kaufman at Gateway Arts Center

The open studio is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 12pm to 5pm.

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By Editorial Team on May 8, 2018

2018 Spring Open Studios: Liz Lessner at Red Dirt Studio

Open studios are scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 12pm to 5pm.

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By Editorial Team on May 8, 2018

2018 Spring Open Studios: Juliana Vallejo’s at Red Dirt Studio

Open studios are scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 12pm to 5pm.

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