Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and New Community ArtSpace present:
I Belong Here – Art of the Shaw Community
In April and May of 2017 Touchstone Gallery artists worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace to create works of art in a variety of media through a program called Touchstone@ArtSpace. A vibrant selection of work from the workshops will be on display at Touchstone Gallery. Touchstone@ArtSpace is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.
Exhibition dates: July 5 – 30
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 6 – 8:30 pm
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellows Jo Ann Block and Lionel Daniels are finishing their 2 year fellowship and will be exhibiting their solo exhibitions in June 2017 at Touchstone Gallery.
June 2 – July 2
GALLERY B – “Veiled Consciousness” by Lionel Daniels (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellow (2015-2017)
New series of Lionel Daniel’s large and small figurative paintings explore the double consciousness and veil worn by African Americans from past and present as expressed in W.E.B Dubois’s Souls of Black Folk. press release
GALLERY C – “Jane Doesn’t Need Dick: Origin of Love” by Jo Ann Block (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellow (2015-2017)
Jo Ann Block’s solo exhibition presents autobiographical collages, piecing together her trajectory from growing up queer and her struggle toward emancipation from social stigma. The collages are an amalgam of historical and personal imagery using a range of materials and methods to cut and paste a complex identity. press release
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Fellowship updates:
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellowship application process is closed for 2017. Please check back again end of the year to apply for 2018 fellowship.
Results will be announced mid-June.
This year the Touchstone Gallery artist members circles includes four Touchstone Foundation for the Arts sponsored Fellowship members, two of whom will solo in June 2017. The four are Lionel Daniels, Susi Cora, Jo Ann Block and Carol Moore Printmaking. Each is working in a different medium and each is working towards a unique goal. Their work can be seen in each monthly Touchstone exhibit. Read more about each on Touchstone Gallery’s blog …
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Help us support Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and New Community ArtSpace through our “Touchstone@ArtSpace” workshops and “I Belong Here” exhibitions. Now in its 3rd year, this program offers an affordable avenue for adults and children to create unique works of art taught by the talented Touchstone artists and to gain exposure in an exhibit setting. Gifts will be matched by DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH). Your gift is fully tax-deductible.
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization created by the artists of Touchstone Gallery in order to expand its outreach programs. LEARN MORE ABOUT TFA HERE