Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: ART: Signals on view at the DCAC in Adams Morgan FRI, Oct 12th - SUN, Nov 25th, Free

Signals on view at the DCAC in Adams Morgan
Free
On view Friday, October 12th - Sunday, November 25th

Over 40 area artists in two spaces create DCAC’s new exhibition which declares "that there is a distinct Washington School of art and offers a manifesto to prove it. JW Mahoney, DC curator, artist and arts writer takes on the task of proving that there is a distinct “school” of art that has been coming from Washington, DC for decades." To prove his point he has gathered over 40 area artists and created a massive salon-style exhibition.

Included in the exhibit will be work by Hannah Sears, Jeff Spaulding, Greg Hannan, Robin Rose, Richard Dana, Sharon Fishel, David Jung, Renee Butler, Joe White, Tazuko Ichikawa, Susan Greenleaf, Kurt Godwin, John Dreyfuss, Bill Hill, Carol Goldberg, and Renee Stout. Mahoney will hold a debate on the subject and there will be a poetry reading and other events surrounding the exhibition.

Since the exhibit is far too large for the DCAC gallery walls additional space needed to be commandeered, and a pop-up gallery across the street in the now vacant space once occupied by the CafĂ© Lautrec will handle one particular theme while the home gallery hosts the other. The mural of Toulouse Lautrec’s face still holds commanding sway over Adams Morgan and will watch over audiences crisscrossing 18th Street to go between the spaces to decide for themselves whether or not Mahoney proves his case. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 2:00pm - 7:00pm. 

Save the Date - Artists Talk and Debate
Sunday, November 25th
5:00pm
Free

DC Arts Center (DCAC) 
2438 18th St, NW
Metro: Woodley Park and walk or take the 42 or 43 bus from Dupont or along Conn Ave downtown to 18th & Columbia 

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