Play, Protection, or Peril
June 1-August 25
Curated by Elizabeth Ashe, Play, Protection, or Peril is an exhibition of 2-D, sculpture, performance art, and public programming which explores guns as a source of so many perspectives. Our public programming is based on building relationships with legislative and community nonprofits who address gun violence. Are guns the norm? We accept gun toys, we absorb losses in our community, and we want to feel safe. We need to challenge our acceptance of the norm. What we need here, in our nation's capital, is art to cross the divide and inspire discussions between the naivety of childhood games, those who need guns to feel safe, those they impact, and those who fear that guns are destroying the fabric of our society.
June 1-30 Play
Reception: June 1, 2-6 pm
Children and schools. June is Gun Violence Awareness Month.
ARTISTS: Michele Colburn, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Christopher Malone, David D'Orio, Max's Fancy Monsters, Mònica Pagès, Brian Petro.
PUBLIC EVENTS IN JUNE:
June 1- Artists Reception. 2-6 pm
June 8- "Wear Orange" weekend, Peace Garden cut paper art workshop
June 22- Halcyon "By The People" festival site. Performances and interactive projects by Rachael Bohlander, Elizabeth Ashe, Katherine Smith-Morse, Music prod. by Boneparte
June 29- Artist Talk, 4pm
July 3-28 Protection
Reception: July 6, 2-6 pm Self-preservation and Civil Wars
ARTISTS: Rachael Bohlander, Michele Colburn, Michael Crossett, Fiel Dos Santos & Irina Patkanian, Margery Goldberg, Hubert Jackson, Stephanie Mercedes, Nancy Nesvet, Katherine Smith-Morse.
PUBLIC EVENTS IN JULY:
July 13th – Moms Demand Action panel discussion, 3pm. Self-defense class at the Beta Academy, 3pm. $40/pp. July 20th - "Cops & Communities” discussion 3pm
July 27th – Painting workshop, 3-5pm. $20/pp suggested donation.
August 1-25 Peril
Reception: August 3, 2-6 pm
Mourning, mass shootings and the Social aftermath
ARTISTS: Lea Craigie-Marshall, Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, Guns to Roses - A project by John Mein, Kate Kretz, Liz Lescault, Christopher Malone, Stephanie Mercedes, David Mordini, Curtis Mozie, Lloyd Wolf.
PAST PROJECTS | 2018