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Galleries: Openings, Closings, Artist Talks, Fundraisers

by Borderstan.com — January 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm 0

Rod Glover gallery plan b

“Ice Totems” by Rod Glover. (Courtesy gallery plan b)

Action at local galleries is picking up in the post-holiday New Year period. On tap this week are two artist talks (Wednesday and Thursday) and three opening receptions this Saturday — all three are at Logan Circle galleries on 14th Street NW.

Benefit for DC Central Kitchen at Project 4 Gallery

In addition, Project 4 Gallery at 1353 U Street is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday with Benevole, Inc., to benefit DC Central Kitchen: “A Black and White Affair: A Tribute to MLK.” Tickets to Saturday’s benefit are 35 and can be purchased online through Benevole.

In addition, Gregory McLellan, a New York based artist, has donated one of his paintings to this fundraiser. The painting is titled “I Will Dematerialize” and is valued at $5,000 with bidding opening at $1,000. All proceeds from the sale of the painting will benefit DC Central Kitchen.

Artist Talks

  • Wednesday, January 12 at 7 pm: Artist talk with Magnolia Laurie (“holding up”) and Jon Bobby Benjamin (“going home”). Exhibition closes Saturday.
  • At the DC Jewish Community Center’s Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery on Thursday, January 13 at 7:30 pm: “OFF THE WALL: Mike Schreiber.” New York-based photographer Mike Schreiber will talk about and sign his book True Hip-Hop, a collection of his work over the past thirteen years. “OFF THE WALL” is a series of artist talks as a way of showcasing contemporary Jewish and/or local artists.

Opening Receptions on January 15

Paula Amt gallery plan b

“NYC Escapes” by Paula Amt. (Courtesy gallery plan b)

Closing This Week

  • Closing this Saturday, January 15, at the Hamiltonian Gallery: Magnolia Laurie: “holding up” and Jon Bobby Benjamin: “going home” (at 1353 U Street NW). There is an artist talk on Wednesday, January 12 at 7 pm.
  • “ALPTRAUM!” closes this Saturday at the Transformer at 1404 P Street NW.

Check out the listings for exhibitions at 10 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below.

Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW
202.518.940
“OFF THE WALL: Mike Schreiber” on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 pm. “OFF THE WALL” is a series of artist talks as a way of showcasing contemporary Jewish and/or local artists. New York-based photographer Mike Schreiber will talk about and sign his book True Hip-Hop, a collection of his work over the past thirteen years. Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Curator’s Office
1515 14th Street NW
202.387.1008
“DEBT: Simon Gouverneur and Andy Moon Wilson.” January 15 reception 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Through February 12. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm
gallery plan b
1530 14th Street NW
202.234.2711
Opening Saturday, Jan. 15: “Paintings by Paula Amt and Sculpture by Rod Glover;” reception at 6 pm on the 15th. Second reception on February 14.
Through March 6
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Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
202.332.1116
Magnolia Laurie: “holding up” and Jon Bobby Benjamin: “going home”
Artist talk at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 12
Through Saturday, January 15

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm
Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th Street NW
202.234.5601
Viewing Rm. opens Saturday, January 15 with reception at 6:30 pm
Through Saturday, March 26
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
202.332.8767
“Saturnalia: New Work by Gallery Artists” opens Saturday, January 8.
Through Saturday, February 12Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street NW
202.483.8600
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 Street NW
202.232.4788
Opening Thursday, January 20: Ernesto Santalla: “Symmetries.” Reception 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm
Project 4 Gallery
1353 U Street NW
202.232.4340
Watch for upcoming exhibitions.Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm
Transformer Gallery
1404 P Street NW
202.483.1102
“ALPTRAUM!
Trough Saturday, January 15 Gallery Hours:Wednesday through Saturday, 1 pm to 7 pm

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