Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Howard County Cultural Arts Showcase 2011

Deadline: November 5, 2010.

The Howard County Arts Council is now accepting artist applications for its annual Cultural Arts Showcase presented in partnership with the Recreation & Leisure Service Branch (RALS) of the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association (MRPA).

The event will be held at Howard County Center for the Arts at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City on March 3 & 4, 2011. Showcase is a program designed to assist school and civic organizations in identifying performing, visual and literary artists for workshops, performances, demonstrations, and in-school residencies. Attendees of Showcase include cultural arts representatives, PTA Representatives, festival and special event coordinators from Recreation and Parks and other members of the community.

For artist application information, please contact the Howard County Arts Council at 410.313.2787 / MD RELAY 711 or visit them on the web at www.hocoarts.org.

Enrique Chagoya Opens in DC today

The Bing Stanford in Washington Art Gallery will host Collisions Between Historical Visions: The Art of Enrique Chagoya. This exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints "highlights cultural clashes of religious iconography, ethnic stereotypes, ideological propaganda, and pop culture" by the Stanford University professor whose work recently caused the nationwide furor for his depiction of Christ in a show at Colorado's Loveland Museum.

Enrique Chagoya was born in Mexico and attended the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México where he contributed political cartoons to student and union newsletters. In 1977 he immigrated to the United States and received a BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MA / MFA at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded a fellowship at Monet’s Giverny Gardens and was in residence at the Cité international des Arts in Paris. Chagoya’s art commonly addresses cultural clashes over both space and time. He currently serves as a Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University and has been chosen as the 2010 Navigation Press distinguished visiting artist at George Mason University. From October 11 to the 15th Mr. Chagoya will work with School of Art students to produce a new etching. He will present a lecture in the Harris Theater on Thursday October 14th as part of the Visual Voices lecture series
.The Bing Stanford in Washington Art Gallery is located at 2655 Connecticut Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20008. Red Line to Woodley Park-Zoo / Adams Morgan. Hours are 9:00-7:00 M-F, 12:00-6:00 Sat & Sun.

The exhibit runs from October 12, 2010 until January 2011. The opening reception is today from 5:30 - 8PM. RSVP required to Meghvi at 202/332-3247.

For more information please call 202-332-6235 or visit this website. Admission is free.