Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Critical Exposure

Critical Exposure is a DC-based non profit organization which teaches DC public school students the power of photography and their own voices to advocate for school reform and social change.

Their upcoming auction, which is their largest fundraiser of the year, is coming next month. They will be auctioning off works by Mario Tama, Damon Winter, Jahi Chikwendiu and Ed Kashi, (as well as many others!)

The event is October 21st at the DLA Piper Building Atrium (500 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004). You can buy tickets here or for more details contact:

Emma Scott
Critical Exposure
1816 12th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 745-3745 ext. 20

Artists' Websites: Johanna Mueller

Johanna MuellerI first came across the work of Johanna Mueller at the last Artomatic and was immediately seduced by it.

As her website declares, the prints of Johanna Mueller are imbued with personal mythology as she draws from her own narrative, cultural and historical references, pattern and design, and ancient myth and legend. The animals in her work are elevated from beast to mythic status as they take on human emotions and become metaphoric portraits of the artist and others.

You can see some of Mueller's work at the Myth & Transformations exhibition which opens this Thursday, September 23, 5:00 – 7:30 pm. The show is at the School of Art & Design at Montgomery College's King Street Gallery, located in the beautiful Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at 930 King Street in the Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus right off Georgia Avenue with plenty of free parking.

Joanna's work is also currently on view at the Arlington Arts Center in the FALL SOLOS 2010 exhibit. Exhibition dates: September 10 – November 7, 2010.

I hope Gaithersburg Germantown is ready for this...