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“Copyright for Artists – Presented by Stephen Slusher” Workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in the #GatewayArts Center

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I’m very appreciative to attend this workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, which is one of several workshops in this series. Hope to share some findings later on today!

For more information, visit arts.pgparks.com.

Copyright for Artists – Presented by Stephen Slusher

Your art is unique and creative and your own. Learn how to ensure that it stays that way by attending a workshop on artists’ copyright issues.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange in partnership with the Gateway CDC presents a series of 5 professional development workshops for visual artists. Topics include tips on marketing art work, navigating copyright issues, pricing, and improving your portfolio presentations. All workshops are free and open to the public.

Presented in partnership with the Gateway CDC and the Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council.

Resonance: Reflections on “Conduit” and Residency at #GatewayArts Center

This blog post is also online at JustinFair.com:

 

In reflecting upon my residency at Gateway Arts Center, I am deeply honored and thankful to have received such constructive feedback. Open feedback is a gift given my work’s focus on dark themes, to receive positive and negative responses. Simone at Busboys and Poets says visual artists aren’t used to getting immediate feedback and applause like performing artists do. As such, please be vocal and encouraging! I work in both mediums, and have had to both wait and immediately hear my audience’s responses. Since I seek feedback, the most rewarding is to hear reflections days after and be asked questions. I have to read between critics’ words and lines to guide my work so that I can find a stimulating place that bridges both mediums as well as connects with the audience.

Since I have performed Conduit, I have been asked if I would perform it again. I am happy to say I am not interested in revising anytime soon. The work evolved from an initial purpose, to an interpretive dance chronicling a process of purging and regaining stength, to two separate adaptions created to flesh out two movement styles.

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Resonance: Reflections on “Conduit” and Residency at #GatewayArts Center

In reflecting upon my residency at Gateway Arts Center, I am deeply honored and thankful to have received such constructive feedback. Open feedback is a gift given my work’s focus on dark themes, to receive positive and negative responses. Simone at Busboys and Poets says visual artists aren’t used to getting immediate feedback and applause like performing artists do. As such, please be vocal and encouraging! I work in both mediums, and have had to both wait and immediately hear my audience’s responses. Since I seek feedback, the most rewarding is to hear reflections days after and be asked questions. I have to read between critics’ words and lines to guide my work so that I can find a stimulating place that bridges both mediums as well as connects with the audience.

Since I have performed Conduit, I have been asked if I would perform it again. I am happy to say I am not interested in revising anytime soon. The work evolved from an initial purpose, to an interpretive dance chronicling a process of purging and regaining stength, to two separate adaptions created to flesh out two movement styles. (more…)

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@PGAAMCC’s “A Space Of Their Own” Opening Reception tonite 1/14 @ 7pm #gatewayarts

It’s a festive evening tonight at the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center’s Gallery 110! The reception, at Gallery 110 and at the Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, is full of people. The exhibition features the four incorporated towns of Prince George’s County, North Brentwood, Eagle Harbor, Fairmount Heights, and Glenarden. The reception will open to the public at 7pm, please come on out!

 

For more information, go to PGAAMCC’s website.

 

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“Thirst” Opening Reception at 39th St Gallery alongside “Polymorphism: Mutations in ART” by UM Art Hnrs at #GatewayArts Ctr

I just had to leave but must come back to see J.J. McCracken’s Thirst Installation OPEN NOW at the 39th St Gallery at Gateway Arts Center. I know I blogged to introduce it, and ironically have to leave, but the power behind her work is astronomical and also ironically, very earth-powered. Her work reflects the ironies of feeding our homeless easy-to-produce fatty foods, and the vast amount of ill-nutritious food on the market to America’s masses. Her work is individual driven and speaks to your relationship to earth–to dirt and the thirst for water. For more info on J.J. McCracken, see her website.

Also, last but not least, the University of Maryland Department of Art Honors Program is exhibiting Polymorphism: Mutations in ART . The students’ work reflects the engenuity of each student and the honors program as a whole. Makes me proud!

“Thirst” Opening Reception by JJ McCracken at 39th St Gallery next Sat 1/7 from 5:30-8:30pm & “Polymorphism: Mutations in ART” by UMD Art Honors at #GatewayArts Ctr

I am happy to blog about J.J. McCracken’s Thirst Installation being installed at the 39th St Gallery at Gateway Arts Center. It opens on Saturday, January 7th with an opening reception from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Now, as good fortune has it, as Artist in Residence I’ve had the opportunity to see some of the making of this installation, and that was only the framework! I really look forward to seeing what this magnificent artist does with the space. It’ll be a full emersion into another world! For more info on J.J. McCracken, see her website.

Also, last but not least, the University of Maryland Department of Art Honors Program is exhibiting Polymorphism: Mutations in ART in the 39th Street Gallery Corridor Exhibition Space. For an alum like myself, seeing familiar faces and the amazing art coming from my alma mater is inspiring. It’s wonderful to see fellow students growing outside of themselves and coming into their own.

More information below!

THIRST
an installation by J.J. McCracken
Curated by Claire Huschle
January 7-February 18, 2012
 
ARTIST RECEPTION
Saturday, January 7
from 5:30-8PM
 
39th Street Gallery
3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD 20722
Entrance on 39th Street, Second Floor
 
“Thirst is a response to McCracken’s two-person performance Thirst, and the Martyr. Both works draw attention to access to resources, asking viewers to consider scarcity and abundance, both locally and globally. Where the performance allowed for a passive reception, however, Thirst places performative responsibility on the audience. Viewers are required to keep their attention fixed upon their senses, movement, and personal space. In this light, the installation invokes experiences both familiar and foreign.”
-Claire Huschle, Curator
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Also Showing in the 39th Street Corridor Space: 
POLYMORPHISM: Mutations in ART
                      
Students from The University of Maryland’s Department of Art Honors Program:
Chuk Agubokwu, Sheila Bell, Teddy Denman-Brice, Malia Dyson, Kevin Gomes, Ian McDermott and Jessica Murray.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Tonight’s Chanukkah, and in a few days it’ll be Christmas, then Kwanzaa, then the Winter Solstice. This used to mean I’d get off school, now I just get the pleasure of watching other people be off from school and work…

Looking for Holiday presents? Visit the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s Craft Store! As I’ve said before and will say again, the items here are unique, fashionable, and inexpensive (for the most part). If you want to buy something for a loved one that isn’t from Bed, Bath, and Beyond or from Target, the Brentwood Arts Exchange sells jewelry, pottery (vases, bakeware, dinnerware, etc.), artistic storage boxes, scarves, prints, paintings, sculpture, and more.

Holiday Shopping?
Stop by the Brentwood Arts Exchange this season to

Give Art, Give Craft and Buy Local

As part of the Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, the Brentwood Arts Exchange works to support local artists and artisans. We feature a craft showcase with affordable fine craft and art works, including textiles, glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, encaustic, and more. 75% of the sales price of works sold goes directly to the artists.

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Shape Shifters Artist Talk at 39th St Gallery #gatewayarts

Such an intimate space, the 39th Street Gallery. Great people, groovy food, gorgeous artwork!

Tweeting now
@soulstrongarts #gatewayarts. Follow my travels this weekend online on twitter, my itinerary from my earlier post, This Weekend in the Gateway Arts District!
SAT DEC 10 2-4PM, BRENTWOOD: Shape Shifters Artist Talk at 39th St Gallery, Gateway Arts Center. Join curator Stewart Watson and artists Jan Razauskas and Karl Connolly as they discuss their pleasantly unexpected complementing body of work. “Connolly and Razauskas morph between realistic and abstract images, photography and painting, drawing and installation, but the content of their sublime works remains constant in their scripting of how we view what they see.”

“Created in Our Own Way” Opening Reception at #gatewayarts Center, this Sat 11/12 5:30-8pm. Fall Open Studios Sun 11/13 12-4 upstairs!

My friends, my work is being featured in an exhibit at the Gateway Arts Center! The opening reception is Saturday 11/12 from 5:30-8pm. The following Sunday is the open house from 12-4, please come out if you’re free!

 

Opening November 12th, Malika Bryant, Justin Fair, and Jeanne Sullivan exhibit their latest work in Created in Our Own Way, a group exhibition in which each artist explores the intrigue their artwork brings to their passions and images of self. Join the artists as they delve into why they create art, question how their work reflects themselves, and invite you to ask the same questions of yourself. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. RSVP on Facebook!

Located at the Gateway Arts Center on the second floor is the 39th Street Gallery Corridor Exhibition Space. Just head up the sidewalk and follow the red banister. The Exhibition will run until December 17th; Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood MD, 20722. For more information, call Justin Fair at (410) 645-0474.

The opening reception will take place alongside the 39th Street Gallery’s opening reception of Shape Shifters.

“Coming Home” closes this Sat 9/10 at PGAAMCC #gatewayarts

This week is your LAST CHANCE to see the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center’s “Coming Home” exhibit at their Gallery 110 space in the Gateway Arts Center. It’s worth checking out! View my original post here. The museum is open 10am-5pm Tu-Fri and Saturday 10am-5pm. For more info, visit www.pgaamcc.org.

Also, at the Gateway Arts Center this Saturday, the Brentwood Arts Exchange is having its opening reception for the 2011 Prince George’s Juried Exhibition, “The Sky’s The Limit” from 5-8pm, the 39th St Gallery is having its opening reception “Trade”, and “Hello, Mosaics by Liza Linder” exhibits in the 39th St Corridor. It’s all from 5-8pm!