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Spring Artists Reception at AU's Museum at the Katzen!

Always one of the nicest arts events in town, a Katzen Center opening has become one of the signature evenings of The ArtHouse.   We will have some appetizers and a glass of wine or beer, and then around 7:15 we'll head into the main gallery for perusing the three floors of excellent exhibits - starting on the top floor.  The exhibits include a first-year MFA Candidate show, a highlight of artists working at area colleges, a showcase of Korean and Korean American artists and a look at our every day pedestrian spaces. It's all free.

Parking as well is free at Katzen in an underground parking garage at the Museum. There are also buses and a shuttle from the Tenleytown Metro.  We'll head to Cafe Ole at around 8:30 pm for dinner.  It usually makes a nice follow-up.

Here are the exhibits:

American University's Department of Art proudly presents their graduate level MFA students in a two-part exhibition this spring. Champion Divers, opening April 5th through April 20th, features the work of 1st year MFA students Ayad Almissouri, Mandy Cooper, Michael Holt, Tim Hoyt, Nathan Mullins, Angel Samudre, Jenny Wu and Bobby Yi. This exhibition showcases the exciting range of artwork AU's multidisciplinary Studio Art program, including works in painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography and new media.

In Residence: The Neighbors is the third and final installment of a three part colloquia series highlighting the reciprocity between the Washington art community and academic institutions in the DC metro area. The exhibition, co-curated by professors Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud, illustrates a cross-section of nineteen talented and diverse teaching artists from thirteen universities and colleges in the area.

Double Mirror is a mixed media and mixed genre exhibition representing a group of 30 Korean and Korean-American artists whose works share, reflect and refract the conditions of having bi-cultural identities in the ultra modern world. These unique artists covey the cultural complexity and richness of serving two countries, Korea and America, and are regretfully under-recognized by the mainstream American art world. The exhibition explores the ways these contemporary artists have faced, challenged, changed and re-formulated the issue of physical, mental and virtual immigration.

Brink and Boundary invites us into our everyday pedestrian spaces. Four artists, Halsey Burgund, Hasan Elahi, Alberto Gaitán and Adam Good, will transform the unconventional and underutilized spaces in the Katzen Art Center and AU Museum into sites of surprising and inventive installations. The artists will activate the museums architecture and public facilities by using new and interactive technologies to encourage the viewer to pause and participate in typically mundane areas like stairwells, hallways and elevators. By leveraging the overlooked, the artists will redefine the boundaries of traditional exhibition spaces.


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  • Louisa

    I was very pleased with my first Meetup with the ArtHouse. I greatly enjoyed the art exhibit and the social aspect of the group.
    Thanks Ronn.

    April 6, 2014

  • Alison

    Always a wonderful evening. Thank you, Ronn.

    April 6, 2014

  • Scott D.

    The show was great, and I enjoyed the diversity of the group. Thanks, Ronn!

    April 6, 2014

  • Eric

    Very interesting and diverse artwork on display. Good conversation with lots of Meetup folks. Dinner at Café Ole was good, too. Thanks for organizing the event, Ronn, it's always a good time!

    April 6, 2014

  • debbie

    Had a wonderful time at the museum, and at Cafe Ole afterward. It was nice seeing old friends, and meeting so many new people. Thanks Ronn!

    April 5, 2014

  • catherine

    Apologies. Stuck in Annapolis and not able to make it. So sorry for late communiquee. Son injured in football accident and called to help with kiddies...
    Hoping to make next get together.
    Cathernine

    April 5, 2014

  • Dana

    Was really looking forward to tonight, but not feeling well. Catch you all next time.

    April 5, 2014

  • Monique

    Wanted to attend but not feeling well! I hope everyone has a wonderful evening!

    April 5, 2014

  • Ronn

    at 5 pm, Join curator Inhee Iris Moon for a Gallery Talk on the exhibition of Korean and Korean-American artists in Double Mirror. we will meet starting at 6 - we're usually pretty easy to find, to the left as you look at the museum from the lobby. to text me, dial 703.338.7494. we'll go to the 3rd floor around 7:15 and make our way down from there.

    April 5, 2014

  • Tricia

    These exhibits are always fun. I will not be attending dinner however.

    March 27, 2014

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