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Saturday: Opening Receptions at Adamson, Hemphill

by Borderstan.com April 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm 0

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What’s showing at 12 galleries in the U Street-Logan-Shaw area?

From Jana Petersen

I say this with some reticence, but spring season is starting to feel within reach! Put your parkas in the closet, store your scarves and head out to enjoy opening receptions at two galleries this Saturday, April 9: The Adamson Gallery and Hemphill Fine Arts.

The Adamson Gallery will debut William Newman’s work in the exhibit “Ouroboros.” Newman has captured the theme of the “ouroboros” — an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail, and often representing self-reflexivity or cyclicality — through his robust metallic structures.

Hemphill Fine Arts opens Anne Roland’s photography with a 6:30 pm reception. A rural Virginia resident, Roland brings her instinctual attachment to nature to the camera lens in a way that merges her admiration for wilderness with an “inherent melanchology for our intrusion upon it,” according to Hemphill. “In her collection and mending together of visual data, Rowland points to a place in the human brain that desires to commune with and care for the wilderness.”

Closing Sunday, April 10 at gallery plan b on 14th Street NW: “Paintings by Kathy Beynette, Patrick Campbell and Michele Montalbano.”

Finally, the Transformer gallery will be running a series of events related to the recent debut of its exhibit, “Sketch.” “Sketch” is an exhibition dedicated to exploring the processes around how artists develop their work and will be hosting a series of events aimed at help exhibition-goers better understand what the art development process is.

Be sure to check out one or all of the artist talks (April 7 and 28, 5 to 6 pm) and draw-ins (April 23 or 30, 2 to 6 pm), led by artist Reuben Breslar. “Sketch” audiences will also have the opportunity to contribute their work on the exhibition walls, side-by-side with DC’s featured emerging artists.

Find out what’s showing at 12 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below the fold.

Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW
202.518.940
“What Was There to be Seen” through April 24. Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Adamson Gallery
1515 14th Street NW
202.232.0707
“William Newman: Ouroboros” through May 4. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm. Opening Reception Saturday, April 9.
Curator’s Office
1515 14th Street NW
202.387.1008
“Nicholas & Sheila Pye: Amend” through April 30. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
gallery plan b
1530 14th Street NW
202.234.2711
Closes Sunday, April 10:“Paintings by Kathy Beynette, Patrick Campbell and Michele Montalbano”“Paintings by Greg Minah, Works on Paper by Mars Tokyo, Works in Gold Leaf by Andrew Wapinski” April 13 through May 15. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 6 to 8 pm.
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
202.332.1116
“At Last: Joyce Y-J Lee” through April 9. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm. 
Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th Street NW
202.234.5601
“Anne Rowland” April 9 through June 4. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
202.332.8767
“Image/Fame/Memory” with Curtis Knapp, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name, Kate Simon & Shepard Fairey in collaboration with Billy Name and Kate Simon through April 23. Gallery 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
“What Matters.” Judy Byron’s The In-Flux Window Peep Show is on display 24-7 during construction at the gallery. Now featuring: Kristina Bilonick – fabricated familiar – through March 21.
Lamont Bishop Gallery
1314 9th Street NW
202.232.4788
Thursday to Friday, 5 to 9 pm; Saturday, 6 to 10 pm; Sunday by appointment.
Long View Gallery
1234 9th Street NW
202.232.4788
“REVIVE” through May 1. 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
“Green Works” with Heidi Fowler, Sayaka Ganz, Julia Anne Goodman and Duncan Johnson through April 22. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Transformer Gallery
1404 P Street NW
202.483.1102
“Sketch” through May 7. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 1 pm to 7 pm. Artist talks: April 7 and 28, 5-6 pm Drawn-ins: April 23 and 30, 2-6 pm.

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