Art @ Work: Opening Reception with DJ Dianamatic

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Part of Art @ Work

- Friday, January 13, 7-9pm

In partnership with Albus Cavus, an arts group that transforms communities through public art, Art @ Work will use graffiti-style mural art to bring Washington DC residents together in beautifying their neighborhoods.

According to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, the current unemployment rate is 11%. Unemployment breaks families and communities as individuals fall into despair, depression, and isolation. While we are not labor experts or economists, what we can offer is a means to weather this storm as a community and to grow together. 

  • Three on-site, mural workshops facilitated by Albus Cavus' team of graffiti-style mural artists will transform the Gallery into a working studio. Visitors of all artistic backgrounds, adults and kids (ages 12 and up) are invited to work with Albus Cavus to create a public art piece incorporating their unique voices and perspectives, which will eventually be  installed in a local neighborhood as part of Albus Cavus' Open Walls project.
  • Along with the community mural, Art @ Work will feature over 40 local, graffiti-style artists who routinely work with Albus Cavus to transform and beautify DC’s neighborhoods, including Ben Tolman, Kelly Towles, Aniekan Udofia, Decoy, Che, and Jazirock.

So much art in one block: Keep the momentum going and pop over to our neighbor, Caramel (1603 U St. NW), to catch the opening of Mila Medina's photo show opening the same night, 7-9pm.  A portion of Caramel's sales that evening will go to support Smith Center and the Gallery!

Click here to learn more and Register for Mural Workshop #1: Line Drawing

Click here to learn more and Register for Mural Workshop #2: Stencils

Click here to learn more and Register for Mural Workshop #3: Painting

Art @ Work will run from January 13, 2012 to February 18, 2012.

Regular Gallery Hours: W-F 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm, and by appointment

Learn more about the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

 

Image Credit: Luna George