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Gallery Assistant, Salem College Fine Arts Center Art-o-mat Swap Meet, Smithsonian American Art Museum / Washington D.C. Designer, Quarterly Course Catalog Cover / Sawtooth School for Visual Art. . Affairs Department continues to strive to meet the leisure 4 Roswell Fall–Winter – Program Brochure □ Registration opens Monday, July 23, Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor Art-o-mat Swap Meet Saturday, July 26, 1 4: 30 p.m. Check out the Art-o-mat, a retrofitted cigarette machine that sells.
I accent these tiny sculptures with enamel paint and bits of chain. They aren't functional; they are partially decorative and completely weird. My background is in printmaking and making reproductions of original artwork. I have a handful of illustrations that I adhere to painted wooden blocks.
My goal is to put a little bit of my personality into something someone will enjoy. It has been a great venue for my work. I've received emails from people all over the country who got my art when they pulled the lever. I don't know of anything else an artist could participate in that would give them the positive national exposure that I've received as an Art-o-mat artist.
By being limited by the small size, it has really pushed me to think on a detailed level. You have the packaging and the placard to introduce yourself and your artwork.
It's a great opportunity to work inside and outside the box, literally and figuratively, at the same time. You get at least as much back as you put in. There aren't many opportunities for artists that can promise the same. For customers, the experience can open them up to purchasing art and interacting with artists. Buying handmade things directly from an artist can be intimidating for some. What's less threatening than a vending machine?
How could you miss out on such a great opportunity to meet in person so many interesting artists? Army Field Band is an internationallyacclaimed performance group and the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army.
McEvoy Auditorium above left: Pianist Sara Daneshpour below left: Army Field Band 10 11 Take 5! Relax and Take 5! Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an opportunity to paint your own canvas while you listen to music.
They perform selections from each of Herbie Hancock s six albums recorded for Blue Note.
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Special guest tenor saxophonist Brian Settles joins them to play the music of Charles Mingus. By merging jazz and rock to create a new fusion style, Tony Williams earned recognition as one of the most innovative drummers in history. Music and dancing at a Take 5! Photo by Bruce Guthrie 11 12 Luce Design A summer series on design brings in local experts to share their influences and creative processes.
Visitors hear about the designers aesthetics and glean tips from these experts. Meg Murray, confectioner Thursday, July 31, 6: Tanis Gray, knitwear designer Saturday, August 23, 1: The series is presented with CulturalDC. Free coffee or tea available. Adam Hager, installation artist Sunday, August 17, 1: Draw inspiration from the artworks on display in the Luce Center; then spend time sketching in our workshop.
Some materials provided; bring a small sketchbook and pencils. Friday, June 20, 5: Sketch from a live, clothed model in the Luce Center. Basic drawing materials provided. Open to all ages and levels of artistic ability.
Free, no registration required, limited space and first come, first served for best viewpoints of the model. Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor above left: Alicia Decoy Cosnahan below left: Visitors enjoy Drawing at Dusk! Luce Unplugged Talk at 1: Local musicians perform after staff-led art talks.
Free coffee or tea, unless noted. Explore the artworks in the Luce Center while listening to sets by local bands, selected with the help of the Washington City Paper s managing editor, Jonathan L. Drinks and snacks available for purchase from a cash bar. Presented with the Washington City Paper.
Check out the Art-o-mat, a retrofitted cigarette machine that sells original artworks for five dollars. Meet some of the artists behind the works, learn more about making and collecting artpaks, and make your own to keep or swap with friends! Meg Saligman is a muralist, public artist, and conservation specialist who has worked across the country and around the world.
She discusses her experiences making public art and the ways that she, the community, and conservators preserve these works for the future. The Sara Roby Foundation Collection Thursday, June 19, noon Join our conservators for a gallery talk featuring an inside look into the techniques used to treat and preserve the artworks presented in this exhibition. Meet in G Street Lobby The Framework of Conservation Thursday, July 17, noon Martin Kotler, the museum s frame conservator, leads a gallery tour discussing the historical background of a variety of frames in our collection and his efforts to preserve them.
Meet in G Street Lobby Conservation Clinics Wednesdays, June 11 and August 6, by appointment Our conservators are available by appointment to consult with you about the preservation of a painting, frame, drawing, print, or object that you own.
Join us in the gallery as conservators discuss a featured artwork after it has received treatment. Continue on to the Lunder Conservation Center for a behind-the-scenes look at the way conservators apply science, art history, and skilled hands to conserve artworks before they are exhibited.
Frame conservator Martin Kotler treats a gilded frame. Meg Saligman s Once in a Millennium Moon. Seventy feet above the ground, the swing stage provides a platform for the work in progress. In February, the museum hosted a dinner to celebrate the opening of Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection and honor the Roby Foundation for its magnificent contributions, including a new Sara Roby Foundation Endowment which will support programmatic initiatives related to realist and figurative art.
Trustees of the foundation and members of Sara Roby s family mingled with several artists featured in the exhibition and museum friends left to right: As long-time Washingtonians, the Petersens regularly visited the Smithsonian and, as artists Jim, a photographer, and Debbie, a painter they recognized the importance of art museums like the Renwick.
Jim believed that one only needed a certain amount to live. He put his nieces and nephews through college, set aside money for travel and to build a retirement house out in Wyoming, but the lion s share of the wealth that he created went to a fund that benefits non-profits and charities, Debbie explained.
My participation is to direct what he has left. Debbie has honored Jim at the Renwick by naming a gallery in the National Historic Landmark building. At the museum s request, she agreed that it be named the Debbie and Jim Petersen Gallery, in recognition of their well-lived life together.
Atkinson will acquire new artworks for the collection and organize exhibitions following the Renwick s renovation. The museum is truly grateful for Lloyd Herman s gift and for the support of the generous donors who made this new position possible.
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Director s Circle Members support the museum s exhibitions, collection initiatives, and education programs. Learn more about membership at AmericanArt. Will Cotton below left: White numbers denote pages where program descriptions appear. Sunday June 1 Artist Talk: Akio Takamori 2 p. Army Field Band Goes to the Opera 3 p. Noble Jolley Blue Note Songs 5 8 p. Jack Levine and Paul Cadmus 2 p. Ralph Fasanella, The Great Strike: Mark Lombardi s Inner Sanctum 6 p. Restless Collective noon 4 p.
Kush Abadey s Tribute to Tony Williams 5 8 p.