SEPTEMBER 15 – NOVEMBER 3, 2012
For some people, the body is a canvas; the ultimate vehicle for self-expression. While it is true that our bodies are “modified” from the day we are born, Skin encourages a different kind of interaction with our evolving self-images. Join Strathmore as they follow the varied paths of body modification—both permanent (like tattooing) and transient (like makeup)—and our own power over the face we present to the world.
FREE OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 FROM 7 – 9 PM
Join Strathmore on Thursday for a free opening reception! Come see the artwork, meet the artists, and hear curator Harriet Lesser discuss her vision for this thought-provoking collection of images and installations. Henna artist Bhavna Naik, whose work is included in the show, will also be painting guests for part of this two-hour reception.
MORE THAN JUST SKIN-DEEP!
Strathmore is also hosting several education programs in conjunction with Skin! Join them this Saturday for their FREE Adult Talk and Tour at 1:00 PM (no reservations required)… or bring your children for the children’s tour at 10:15 AM (free; reservations required) and help them create their very own work of art!
Then, on October 27th, join Paul Roe of British Ink on H Street for a FREE symposium on the art of the tattoo, from ancient Egypt to the present day. The symposium, entitled Unified Elements of Tattooing, takes place at 2:00PM in the music room of the mansion.
Interested in a fun night out with your friends? Look no further than their ART, HENNA & WINE night—Thursday, October 25th from 7 to 10 PM! This perfect evening starts with a fun printmaking experience with Lisa Murphy, then moves to a demonstration and hands-on workshop on traditional henna patterns. Have your hands painted with temporary henna tattoos, courtesy of artist Bhavna Naik. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind print, and leave with beautiful henna designs meant to bring good joy and fortune. Tickets are available online or by calling their ticket office at (301) 581-5100.
The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852www.Strathmore.org