by Borderstan.com April 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

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Frank Barbara. (Courtesy of Smith Center)

Perhaps no other DC enterprise knows this supreme truth better than Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, which opens its new exhibition, “Alchemical Vessels,” this Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m.

An inspiring collection of ceramic vessels by 125 artists were hand-selected by a team of 16 guest curators. Each unique bowl has the capacity to hold more than additional objects.

Chosen for their symbolic ability to create space where healing can take place, these bowls represent the therapeutic work performed within the greater space between the Smith Center’s walls.

Alchemical Vessels” encourages gallery visitors to engage in an important dialogue about healing and transformation through the arts, by displaying bowls made in the visage of each artist’s personal aesthetic and medium. Collectively, the bowls draw inspiration from ideas about holding, open communities, circles of care, sacred spaces, nourishment, and alchemical vessels.

The Details

  • What: “Alchemical Vessels” opening reception
  • When: Friday, April 26,  7 to 9 pm
  •  Where: Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW

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