Reception: February 14th, 2010 1 to 5pm

HYATTSVILLE, MD– 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.

The artdc Gallery in the Lustine Center (appropriate name for the show!)

The Design Studio Art Gallery

Andrea Waldron Bates’ photo of the Lustine Center sign in celebration of the show.

Gallery Websites:

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

View the call for artists here.