Washington Post: Art takes on a language of it own

Washington Post: Art takes on a language of it own

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Art takes on a language of it own

“Words and Letters’ exhibit speaks in ways that are verbal and visual”

A group established at the Athenaeum puts its on spin on philosopher Marshall McLuhan’s mantra “The medium is the message.” For the 12 artist in “Words and Letters” — each of whom uses language, or in some cases merely jumbled letters — the role of the written symbol varies widely. A few works contain snatches of actual poetry and are meant to be read. For many others, the building blocks of language have been put into a blender and spread around like paint ..

 

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Featured Artist – Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2014

Featured Artist – Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2014

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Issue in Science and Technology Winter 2014

The new normal in science funding.

… Francie Hester

Painter Francie Hester’s work explores the complex and transitory nature of memory. She writes, “My work is a series of studies and reflections on how pattern emerges from random events, how random memory, and how the passage of time shapes a life. The work evokes the unknown or unknowable, and draws on the ordering principles of mathematics and science to contemplate how order and sequence are created from disconnected events.”

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Vessels at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Vessels at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

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The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, a fabulous DC organization that helps promote healing practices for people affected by cancer, hosted a fundraiser this month and asked 125 artist to create vessels that reflect on the transformation of healing.

Huffington Post 125 of D.C.’s Most Influential Artists Join Forces for a Community Exhibition and Benefit.

The walls of the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery have been overtaken by the diverse works of 125 of Washington, D.C.’s most accomplished artist. Hand-selected b 16 invited curators, each artist was given the task of reinterpreting the simple form of a ceramic bowl as part of a community dialogue about the transformative healing power of the arts. This collaborative exhibition, catalyzed by local cancer support nonprofit Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, will be on display through June 7th. Speaking to the Smith Center’s work and mission, each work draws inspiration from the alchemical process, symbolically referencing creating a place where healing can take place.

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