Alchemical Vessels Benefit

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125 Artists, 16 Curators

- Friday, May 17, 7-9pm

Tickets are on sale now (links below) and available at the door!

Join us for this exclusive benefit event at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and add one of the 125 Alchemical Vessels works to your own collection!

This unique exhibition will feature the work of 125 artists, hand-selected by 16 invited curators, to engage in a community dialogue on healing and transformation through the arts. Each artist will transform the ceramic bowl by means of his or her own personal aesthetic and medium, drawing inspiration from the bowl as a place of holding, open community, a circle of care, sacred space, nourishment, and even the alchemical vessel.  

100% of the ticket sale proceeds will go to support Smith Center’s life-enhancing work and programs for people living with and recovering from cancer.

Ticket information:

- Benefit tickets $125: 125 Benefit tickets will be sold, and each ticket holder at this level will be given the opportunity to select a piece of art. Priority will be given by the order in which the tickets were purchased—so the first to buy a ticket will be awarded first pick of the 125 works, and so on. All 125 works will remain in the show until after the closing of the exhibition on June 7, at which time the new owners can pick them up.

- Supporter ticket: $50: This price level is good for entrance to the Benefit only. Ticket holders at this level do not get to keep a piece of art.

If you have trouble purchasing tickets, please call 202.483.8600 or email us at outreach@smithcenter.org.

See the Facbeook Event for more photos from the Artists!

Benefit attendees will also be invited to the Artists' Closing Reception for Alchemical Vessels on June 7, 2013!

Dirt Bowl Alchemical VesselEnter to Win this special work by Margaret Boozer!

This 126th Alchemical Vessel, Dirt Bowl, by Margaret Boozer, will be given away at the Benefit to a winner chosen at random. To purchase tickets for a chance to win, call the gallery at 202.483.8600 or stop by any time!

1 ticket: $10
5 tickets: $40





Please bring a copy of your receipt or a photo ID along with you to the Benefit on May 17.

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Blank Bowl - to be transformed into an Alchemical VesselAbout the Exhbition 

Alchemical Vessels

- Opening Reception - Friday, April 26, 7-9pm
- Special Benefit Event (see details below) - Friday, May 17, 7-9pm
- Artists' Closing Reception - Friday, June 7, 7-9pm

This inspiring initiative will feature the work of 125 artists, hand-selected by 16 invited curators, to engage in a community dialogue on healing and transformation through the arts. Each artist will transform the ceramic bowl by means of his or her own personal aesthetic and medium, drawing inspiration from the bowl as a place of holding, open community, a circle of care, sacred space, nourishment, and even the alchemical vessel.

The ceramic bowl was selected as the fundamental element of the exhibition to symbolize creating a space where healing can take place—an idea at the heart of Smith Center’s work and mission. Metaphorically speaking, Smith Center—the space and the work we do within our walls—resembles an alchemical vessel. People bring their everyday burdens, fears, and pains to us, and in this place of holding, we help transform those toxic elements into hope, light, wisdom and strength.

 

Featured Curators Include: Felix Angel, Myrtis Bedolla, Margaret Boozer, Lenny Campello, Richard Dana, Mary Early, Lillian Fitzgerald, Helen Frederick, Mel & Juanita Hardy, Laila Jadallah, Bridget Lambert, Wendy Miller, John Paradiso, Annette Polan, Alec Simpson, Ellyn Weiss, and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

Featured Artists Include: Akili Ron Anderson, Sondra Arkin, Tom Ashcroft (Workingman Collective), Joanna Axtmann, Rosana Azar,  Cedric Baker, Carol Barsha, Joan Belmar, Kristina Bilonick, Alan Binstock, Emily Biondo, Natalya Borisovna Parris, Anne Bouie, Elle Brande, Laurie Breen, Sally Brucker, Lenny Campello, Gloria Capron, David Carlson, Mei Mei Chang, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Kay Chernush, Natalie Cheung, Irene Clouthier, Joe Corcoran, Tory Cowles, Sheila Crider, Joan Danziger, Alonzo Davis, Katie Dell Kaufman, Elsabe Dixon, Mary Early, Cheryl Edwards, Laura Elkins, Kathy Emery, Dorothy Fall, Phoebe Farris, Susan Finsen, Lillian Fitzgerald, Barbara Frank, Helen Frederick, Maya Freelon Asante, Adrienne Gaither, Ric Garcia, Matthew Gifford, Olivier Giron, Carol Goldberg, Susan Goldman, Pat Goslee, Elizabeth Graeber, Drew Storm Graham, John Grunwell, Mel Hardy, Winston Harris, William Harris, Elyse Harrison, Rania Hassan, Francie Hester, Tom Hill, Ellen Hill, Lisa Hill, Laila Jadallah, Pilar Jimenez, Wayson Jones, Steven Jones, Becca Kallem, Rebecca Kamen, MJ Kavian, Madeleine Keesing, Jeffery Kent, Micheline Klagsbrun, Bridget Lambert, Elaine Langerman, Mary Virginia Langston, Joren Lindholm, Shelley Lowenstein, Marta Luz Gutierrez, Dana Jeri Maier, Matthew Mann, Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle, Percy Martin, Janet Mathias, Kathryn McDonnell, Maggie Michael, Wendy Miller, Nan Montgomery, Bill Newman, Sarah Nikitopoulos, Jared Packard-Winkler, John Paradiso, Brian Petro, Michael Platt, Darien Reece, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon, Jessica Rose, Wendy Ross, Rachel Rotenberg, Louise Sagalyn, Rachel Schmidt, Greg Scott, Pat Silbert, Alec Simpson, Susan Stacks, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Valerie Theberge, Evelyn Tickle, Erwin Timmers, Novie Trump, Aniekan Udofia, Patricia Underwood, Pamela Viola, Kazaan Viveiros, Sigrid Vollerthun, Tom Wagner, Jenny Walton, Ellyn Weiss, Lee Wheeler, Peter Winant, Julie Wolfe, Tom Wolff, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Millicent Young, and more...