Who: Design Studio Art Gallery, artdc Gallery, Cheryl Edwards studio
When: February 14th, 2010
Where: Multiple galleries within the Arts District spanning from Hyattsville to dc
Why: In celebration of Valentine’s Day and to visually explore love & lust
Addresses of Participating Galleries:
artdc Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Design Studio Art Gallery: 5702 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Cheryl Edwards Studio: 4303 Rhode Island Ave, Studio 215 Brentwood, MD 20722
“Lust…” is a new exhibit that will span multiple galleries and showcase works that depict many interpretations of love and lust. The opening reception is Sunday, February 14th, 2010 from 1pm-5pm. This will be an INCREDIBLE VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT for couples, friends, and patrons!
HYATTSVILLE, MD (01-29-10) – artdc Gallery, Design Studio Art Gallery, and Cheryl Edwards Studio will host this exhibit. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 1-5pm. The exhibit will run from February 8th – March 3rd 2010.
In collaboration with multiple Arts District galleries, we will work to create a movement in celebration of that wonderful time full of love. You know the day--February 14th! V-day. We will be developing a semi-all inclusive show that will be curated in one space, and then split between galleries. This movement goes beyond space limitations and activates the neighborhood through multiple gallery collaborations.
Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. There's an energy which drives us to fall in love. Philosophers, scientists, and artists study it. Lust is an intense craving for one’s lover and has been a tremendous force in the creation of art and spirit. Lust is joyful and painful at the same time. Dante
compared it to the sweeping force of a whirlwind with no hope of escape to cleanse your soul and purge your minds from desire. Lust controls many of us with muscle truck unstoppable force! We are exploring lustful creativity with a tremendous, ground-breaking show which crosses individual gallery barriers. As a group, each gallery director will assist in curating the show. We will then divide the work between our spaces. Lust will create a movement for the month of February!
The art will range from publicly accessible art PG-13 to much spicier concepts! This is not an erotic art show. We need to explore this unstoppable whirlwind of fear, need, anxiety, love, and desire. Lust and love move deeper than sex, it's power.
NEIGHBORHOOD RELATED EVENTS:
(Our new neighbors will be hosting events on the same day to boost energy and contribute to the overall excitement and spirit of creativity centered around LUST…)
art reactor: 5614 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
VM Photography & Makeup Studio: 5700 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
In celebration of Valentine’s Day and in conjunction with the theme for the LUST… exhibit, VM Photography & Makeup Studio will feature a delectable series of photographs titled “I AM SEXY.” The series features a 5 course meal that's a feast for your eyes! Projections also will be on display from photographer Yassine El Mansouri.
ABOUT OUR NEW NEIBHORS:
The art reactor contains a collective of Resident artists with the goal of bringing affordable art workshops to the Hyattsville area. The art reactor is a project of Fine Art Ventures, LLC. The art reactor’s major sponsors are EYA and Fine Art Ventures, LLC. The art reactor will provide a space which will create synergy between the resident artists and students which will aid in the expansion of creative energy.
A Newcomer to the Hyattsville Arts District, VM Photography & Makeup, is owned and operated by Violetta Markelou. Violetta is a talented commercial, editorial, and fashion photographer with extensive training in the fields of glamour, special effects and theatrical makeup for photography and film. She is self-taught in the areas of glamour/fashion makeup and makeup for photography. Her formal training in theatrical and special effects makeup and photography come from Montgomery College and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.