Opening Reception: Friday, January 26 from 7pm to 9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 17 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
“Over the course of a year, I challenged myself to draw one portrait each week, of an animal on the Endangered Species list. What I learned is that these animals had their struggles and obstacles to overcome, in their fight for survival and existence in the dynamic lives they lead – lives filled with moments of grace and peace, as well as turbulence and strife. How can we reverse the damage we’ve done and embrace new ways of living, in order to heal the world and to better coexist with the animal kingdom? Perhaps it is time to finally step up to the plate and face these challenges head-on, not just for our endangered friends, but for ourselves as well…” – Stephen Loya
The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street NW. For more information visit www.smithcenter.org.