Three exhibitions are opening in the neighborhood… First is the reception Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Long View Gallery with New York artist Paula Crawford:
“Several years ago, on the threshold of an unusual sickness, Paula Crawford began painting walls of spherical forms. When she was finally diagnosed with Hepatitis C, her doctor showed her an image of the cells causing the disease. They were clustered spheres, almost identical to what she had been painting. Whether this was a case of tuned inner eye or pure chance we will never know. Crawford’s call to paint these forms has remained after a yearlong treatment and final cure.” Read more.
A new exhibition opens Saturday, December 11 at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW: “ALPTRAUM! (translated from German as “nightmare”) is a comprehensive group exhibition of small to medium sized works on paper in a variety of disciplines (painting, drawing, screen prints, photography, collage) by an international mix of nearly 100 artists.” Read more.
At the Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW, a new two-person exhibition opens Saturday, December 11: Magnolia Laurie, holding up, and Jon Bobby Benjamin, going home. Join them at their opening reception on the 11th from 7 to 9 pm. Event info here, gallery info here.
At Project 4 Gallery, check out “Yuletide” and do some holiday gift shopping, too. The gallery says, the exhibition “marks the 1st year-end art festival at Project 4 Gallery. The exhibition features a selection of small works by artists who frequently collaborate with Project 4. All works of art are priced under $1,000. Yuletide offers an opportunity to find unique works of art during the gift-giving season ranging in price from $10 to $1,000.”
Listings for exhibitions at 10 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area are below.
|Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th St. NW
|Miriam Morsel Nathan: “Memory of a time I did not know…”
Through Friday, Dec. 17
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10 am to 10 pm, Friday 10 am to 4 pm
1515 14th St. NW
|Victoria F. Gaitan & Cecilia Paredes: “Foto Baroque”
Through Saturday, Jan. 8
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday – 12 pm to 6pm
|gallery plan b
1530 14th St. NW
|Year End Group Show with 36 Artists
Through Friday, Dec. 24
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday – 12 pm to 7 pm, Sunday – 1pm to 5pm
1353 U St. NW
|Magnolia Laurie: holding up, and Jon Bobby Benjamin: going home
Opens Saturday, Dec. 11
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday – 12 pm to 6 pm
|Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th St. NW
Through Thursday, Dec. 23
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday – 10 am to 5pm
1412 14th Street NW
|Shepard Fairey, Jose Farla, Swoon, Romon Yang (Rostarr) “Street/Studio 2.0”
Through Saturday, Dec. 18
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday – 11am to 6pm
|Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St. NW
|The gallery is temporarily closed.
Gallery will reopen when expansion work is finished; however, the Center has invited artists to take over their window display.
The In-Flux Window Peep Show is on display 24 hours during construction starting in January 2011.
|Long View Gallery
1234 9th St. NW
“New Work”Opens Thursday, Dec. 9, with reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday – 11am to 6 pm, Sunday – 12 pm to 5pm
|Project 4 Gallery
1353 U St. NW
|“Yuletide” A Year-End Art Festival
Through Wednesday, Dec. 22
Hours: Extended gallery hours, Monday-Saturday – 12 pm to 6pm
1404 P St. NW
Opens Saturday, Dec. 11 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 15
Hours:Wednesday-Saturday – 1 pm to 7 pm