Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: ART: "Present-Day Oracles" at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center on U St from FRI, Jan 11th - SAT, Feb 23rd, Free

"Present-Day Oracles" at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center on U St
On view Friday, January 11th - Saturday, February 23rd
Gallery is open: Wednesday - Friday 11:00am-5:00pm
and Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm

"Present-Day Oracles" features works by Anne Bouie, Gale Jamieson, Michael Platt and Patricia Underwood.
"Before the advent of modernism, the function of art in rituals and storytelling was to bring us closer to one another and to guide us in our search for meaning and relationship with the divine. Though rare in our secular art world today, there are still artists whose intent is to imbue their artworks with the energy and substance of reliquary works.  In this thought-provoking exhibition, Anne Bouie, Gale Jamieson, Michael Platt, & Patricia Underwood serve as present-day oracles - using various mediums and stylistic approaches to conjure our lost sense of sacred in the present and to reclaim the original intent of the art object as an aura-laden tool for mystical guidance. "

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Metro: U St, or take the S1, S2, S4 or S9 bus on 16th St right to U

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