Saturday, February 11, 2017

ON VIEW: ART: "Us + Them = U.S. Finding Common Ground in a Divided Nation" at the Joan Hisaola Healing Arts Gallery on U St on view FRI, Jan 13 - SAT, March 4, Free

Us + Them = U.S. Finding Common Ground in a Divided Nation  on view at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery on U St
On view Friday, January 13 - Saturday, March 4

Us + Them = U.S. Finding Common Ground in a Divided Nation, is presented as a visual response confronting the division our country faces. A group of the DC area's most influential artists and activists examine and investigate our nation's current political and cultural rift and explore how we can find a collective understanding through contemporary art-making methods.

The show features works by: Kate DeCiccio, Michael Fischerkeller, Otessa Ghadar, Claudia Aziza Gibson Hunter, Akemi Maegawa, Carolina Mayorga, Tsedaye Makonnen, Stan Squirewell, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, T. Thompson, Workingman Collective (w/ Colby Caldwell) and Helen Zughaib. Curated by Dierdre Darden and Philippa PB Hughes.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am - 3:00pm. You can also schedule to come by appointment, please give 48 hours notice.

The mission of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental wellness and lead to life-affirming changes. We offer programs for the community and specialize in serving people with cancer and utilizing the arts in healing. The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, founded in 2008, is a nonprofit arts space in Washington, DC dedicated to exhibiting fine art that explores the innate connection between healing and creativity. Art has the rare ability to mend social, psychological, and physical ills by building community, inspiring change, and celebrating life. A rotating exhibition schedule features contemporary, international and national artists addressing a diversity of significant themes, such as spirituality, social change, multiculturalism, health, environmentalism, and community.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
1632 U St NW
Metro: U St or take the S1, S2 or S4 or S9 bus along 16th St right to U St to get closer

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