Wednesday, July 15, 2009
PAST: ART OPENING: "Finding Beauty in a Broken World: In the Spirit of Frida Kahlo" Reception at Smith Farm this FRI, July 17th 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Opening Reception & Awards for current exhibit at Smith Farm
"Finding Beauty in a Broken World: In the Spirit of Frida Kahlo"
A mixed media exhibition juried by F. Lennox Campello
Exhibition Dates: July 1 – August 29
This Friday, July 17th
5:30 – 8:00PM
Frida Kahlo remains one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, but her spectacular life experiences, writing and views on life and art have also influenced many artists. Frida always painted herself: her pain, her anguish, her sorrow, her passion, as well as her triumph over disability. Her paintings and retablos celebrate a life constantly reinventing itself, in spite of the physical disability that strove to confine it. This exhibition will showcase the work of artists influenced not only by Frida’s art, but also by her biography, her thoughts, and her writings.
Featured Artists:Priscilla Pompa Alvarez, Sally Brucker, Mark Caicedo, Kathryn H. Cook, Veronica Ebert, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Amy Freeman, Tanya Gramatikova, Manuela Holban, Diane Kahlo, Lily Lash, Maria Lupo, Marla McLean, Laura Pallone, Judith Peck, Reginald Pointer, Nancy Pollack, Chrys Roboras, Katya Romero, Janna Stern, Henrik Sundquist, Yayo Tavolara, Helen Zughaib
Photo above: Tribute to Frida Kahlo II by Tanya Gramatikova
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
1632 U St, NW
Complete info online here.