2017 COMMUNITY PROJECTS

THE ONE HOUSE PROJECT
220 artists stand up for tolerance, inclusion and unity
A project of the ArtWatch collective
Led by Ellyn Weiss and Jackie Hoysted
Exhibition supported by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts
Over 220 DC area artists have come together to demonstrate the power of visual communication to support true democratic values of tolerance, inclusion and openness and to resist efforts to divide us by race, gender, sexual preference, class or region. The vision of One House is for a country where we stand together.  Each artist contributed a 12” square panel dedicated to an ancestor who came to this country –  voluntarily or involuntary – or was here before the arrival of the Europeans. A structure erected in the Touchstone Gallery will be covered entirely by those panels, representing the remarkable range of diverse humanity who have combined to make the strength of America.
Exhibition dates: November 3 – 25, 2017

VIP Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 5 – 6 pm sponsored by One Eight Distilling and Acadiana Restaurant (Press and Invitation Only)
Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 – 8:30 pm
Genealogy Workshop by The Labs @DCPL: Thursday, November 9, 7 – 9pm at Touchstone Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 11, 2 – 4 pm
Art Workshop: Saturday, November 18, 1 – 3 pm

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“Touchstone@ArtSpace”
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, 2017
Opening Reception:  Friday, July 14, 6 – 8:30 pm 
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2016 COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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Rachel Cross (art teacher)

“HANDPICKED” series
Handpicked III: Beyond Boundaries
works from the studio artists of The Arc presented by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and The Arc Prince George’s County.
Exhibition dates: December 2 – 23, 2016
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Melissa Ezelle (The Arc), Anita Miller (President, TFA) and Ksenia Grishkova (Executive Director, TFA)

Partnership between Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and New Community ArtSpace: I Belong Here – Art of the Shaw Community
Exhibition dates: June 3 – 26, 2016
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2015 COMMUNITY PROJECTS

“HANDPICKED” series
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and Miriam’s Kitchen present
“Handpicked II: Works from Miriam’s Kitchen Studio Artists
Works by Chronically Homeless Artists to Be Showcased
Exhibition dates: November 6 – 29, 2015
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“Untitled” by Mr. C
“Untitled” by Mr. C (Miriam Kitchen Studio)

“Touchstone@ArtSpace”
Supported by a Community Art Project grant from the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities and by TFA’s generous donors.
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and New Community ArtSpace present:
I Belong Here – Art of the Shaw Community
Exhibition dates: May 1-31, 2015
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David Beers (member artist and workshop teacher at ArtSpace) at the opening reception at Touchstone Gallery.
Rachel Dickerson, Founder, Director at ArtSpace DC; Ksenia Grishkova, Executive Director at Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and Alexander M. Padro, Executive Director at Shaw Main Streets, Inc.
Rachel Dickerson, Founder, Director of ArtSpace DC; Ksenia Grishkova, Executive Director of Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and Alexander M. Padro, Executive Director of Shaw Main Streets, Inc.

2013 COMMUNITY PROJECTS

“HANDPICKED” series
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and Art Enables present:
“The 28th Century: The Work of Charles E. Meissner”

This exhibition was made possible by the generosity of Mary and Ed Ott
Exhibition dates: November 29 – December 29, 2013
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The Northern Part of Manhattan (Watercolor and ink on paper)
The Northern Part of Manhattan by Charles E. Meissner (Watercolor and ink on paper)