Thursday, February 9, 2012

Opportunities: Activities for Women's History Month

Artisphere Activities for Women's History Month
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209, 703) 875-1100

The celebrated artist's life revealed through personal photographs
Free public opening reception: Thu Feb 23 / 7-10pm 
Feb 23-Sun March 25, Free Terrace Gallery

U.S. PREMIERE:  Artisphere is the first and only venue in the United States of America to present this exhibition of photographs revealing moments of this extraordinary figure's private life.
Music/Dance from Mexico Related to Exhibition:
Part of the Frida Kahlo: Her Photos CelebrationSAT FEB 25 / 8 PM
$15 advance/$18 door
Dome Theatre
LA SHICA: FLAMENCO FUSION ARTIST, $15 advance/$18 doorPart of the Frida Kahlo: Her Photos CelebrationFRI MARCH 9 / 8 PM
Dome Theatre
WOMEN IN SALSA SHOW + DANCE PARTY $10 advance/ $15 door
Part of the Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Celebration
Ballroom, SAT MARCH 24/ 8 PM
Artisphere is Celebrating Women Filmmakers on Fridays in February"Marie Antoinette, Director, Sofia Coppola
FRI FEB 10 / 8 PM -     $6
Dome Theatre

1250 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC 20005-3970
Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections
February 24, 2012–July 29, 2012

Featuring 77 paintings, prints, and sculptures from 1750 to 1850—a tumultuous revolutionary era—Royalists to Romantics celebrates these rare works, many of which have never been seen outside of France.
New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Chakaia Booker
March 8, 2012–March 9, 2014

Internationally renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker has been selected as the second artist for the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists
R(ad)ical Love: Sister Mary Corita
March 9, 2012–July 15, 2012

Featuring 62 eye-popping prints created between 1963 and 1967, the exhibition showcases the bold graphic language that Sister Mary Corita developed to communicate her vision of peace and love in the 1960s

Call for Art for Members of Woman Made Gallery, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Member News: HIRO

From our member artist, HIRO:

I've been working on my art programs and booklets.  Several of them are now part of the Asian Collection of the Library of Congress, and forthcoming -- I am to be interviewed by staff and students of the Univ. of Maryland.  I'm continuing to develop additional art booklets, combining the "word" with my "art."   

This past year I was in Seattle to unveil my painting of a pioneer Japanese American woman who celebrated her 100th birthday.  This diptych painting is now in the collection of the  Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and the forthcoming Museum.  Also, for the U.S. Navy Medical facility at Corpus Christi, Texas, I presented  a slide/lecture of my artworks and did a hands-on Creative Expression Workshop Through Painting followed by a discussion with the medical staff participants.  It was most fulfilling.  

Best for the future,