Present-Day Oracles: Opening Reception


Featuring works by Anne Bouie, Gale Jamieson, Michael Platt & Patricia Underwood

- Friday, January 11, 7-9pm

Join us on the evening of Friday, January 11th, for the Opening Reception of our latest exhibition, Present-Day Oracles. Before the advent of modernism, the function of art, in rituals and storytelling, was to bring us closer to one another, our common truths, and to guide us in our search for meaning and relationship with the divine. Works contained symbols and narratives that went beyond the mundane, communicating our shared myths and inspiring our collective consciousness to grapple with the unknown. By extension, the creators or artists of these sacred objects were considered spiritual mentors, guiding participants on transcendent pilgrimages. Albeit quite rare in our secular art world today, there are still artists whose intent is to imbue their artworks with the energy and substance of reliquary works. In this thought-provoking exhibition, Anne Bouie, Gale Jamieson, Michael Platt, & Patricia Underwood serve as present-day oracles – using various mediums and stylistic approaches to conjure our lost sense of sacred in the present and reclaiming the original intent of the art object as an aura-laden tool for mystical guidance.

Present-Day Oracles will be on view at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery from Friday, January 11th to February 23rd, 2013! Be sure to join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, January 11th from 7-9pm. There will also be an Artists' Talk on Saturday, January 26th at 4pm.

[Image: Gale Jamieson's Requiem, the Wild Rose]

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm, and by appointment.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC
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Special thanks to our exhibition sponsor, TD Bank, and to our wine sponsor, Majestic Fine Wines:



Visit TD Bank at 15th & P Streets, NW to learn more about their services.

Join us at the Opening Reception to sample fine wines by La Crema, Silver Palm, & Solletico. All of our specially featured Majestic Fine Wines are available for discount at Calvert Woodley!

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