The Common Element: Glass and Sculpture

Hyattsville, MD – For the first time, Washington Glass School and DC Glass Works will join together for a one-of-a-kind exhibit of glass and sculpture, “The Common Element”.

At artdc Gallery in The Lustine Center of Arts District Hyattsville, 16 artists will display their work, consisting of hand-blown glass, molded and welded sculptures, poured aluminum and bronze, and other techniques.

“We created artdc as a forum to over 2,200 DC-area artists to bring talent together for the purpose of promoting the arts into people’s everyday lifestyles,” said Jesse Cohen, artdc.org founder.  “It’s a rare opportunity to create a collaboration of two of DC’s most renowned organizations – Washington Glass Sichool and DC Glass Works – which allow everyday people to create their own works of art, too.”

Discover glass and sculpture from the area’s leading artists.  Purchase a piece to display in your home or office – or mingle with instructors from both schools.

One of the nation’s leading warm glass studios, The Washington Glass School, has joined forces with the area’s largest hot glass studio DC GlassWorks.  This collaboration has delivered an outstanding sculptural exhibition of work by the member artists and instructors.

The Washington Glass School is known for narrative and content-driven glass work, and DC GlassWorks has become an area favorite for sculptural blown glass artwork. Together they integrate the common element.

WHAT: The Common Element: Glass and Sculpture Exhibit

WHERE: artdc Gallery
The Lustine Center
Arts District Hyattsville
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

WHEN: Opening Saturday, August 15, 2009, 4 PM – 6 PM

Open through September 5, 2009

Common Element Artists:

Patrick Burke, David Cook, Joe Corcoran, Cheryl P. Derricotte, Nancy Donnelly, Sean Hennessey, Michael Janis, Steven Jones, Brendan Kager, Jennifer Lindstrom, David D’Orio, Anne Plant, Ragan Sheridan, Erwin Timmers, Megan Van Wagoner and Sue Weisenburger.

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Zip Code.

Great news.  Artoutlet and artdc.org have teamed up with the Halstead in Arlington to develop the Zip Code show.

The show will be held at Halstead Arlington, 1028 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA, 5:30 pm  – 12:00 am, August 29 and September 5, 2009.

For the show, artists were asked to use ZIP codes and other postal code schema as a jumping off point for personal dialogues with the physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth. A team from Art Outlet and artdc.org is curating their ideas and strategies into an polyvalent exploration of artists’ personal geographies, which range from the private sanctuaries of home to public memories and actions.