Friday, July 22, 2011

Irvine's last at 14th Street

Their last press release from this location:

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Irvine Contemporary and over 5 years at our 14th Street gallery location. We will be moving out of our gallery space at the end of August, and we are concluding our time on 14th Street by celebrating our artists and recognizing the community that has been the life of the gallery at this location (website info; info in pdf).

Artist Tribute 2, opening on July 23, is our concluding exhibition on 14th Street, and will include special events a grand finale celebration on August 27.

Artist Tribute Events

Saturday, July 23: Catalog launch and signing with Melissa Ichiuji.
6pm, gallery, during opening reception. Celebrate the publication of a retrospective catalog of Melissa Ichiuji's work (catalog essays by Martin Irvine and Sidney Lawrence).

Saturday, July 30: Gaia: live mural painting, completion of alley street art project.
1pm, behind gallery.

Saturday, August 6: Akemi Maegawa: performance. 1pm, gallery.

Saturday, August 20: Alexa Meade: live painting performance. 1pm, gallery.

Saturday, August 27: Exhibition Closing and Grand Finale Block Party.
6pm until ? Art and music performances to be announced.

Come to this tonight
Wilmer Wilson
As I've noted before, Susana Raab, Tim Tate and I have been mentoring some exceptional young artists as part of the Fine Artists in Residence program at Strathmore.

I've had a preview of the final exhibition and I can tell you that these four young artists have left me speechless with what they have created for this final show. Come and visit and prepare to be impressed!

The opening is tonight, Friday July 22, 2011 from 7-9PM. I have a brand new video drawing in the exhibition.

See ya there!

Book Release Party: Tomorrow

100 Artists of Washington, DCThe 100 Washington, DC Artists book should be available at most DMV area bookstores very soon and the book release party will be July 23rd at Conner Contemporary in DC.

The book release party is by invitation only, so please RSVP to me at if you'd like to be added to the invite list or RSVP on Facebook here. Most of the artists will be there, so this is your chance to get your copy signed by them. You can bring your own copy or a very limited number of books will be available for sale at the party. If you'd like to reserve a book, please email me, as I am only bringing a limited number and a lot of them have been reserved already.

The book is also available online at the usual sites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, etc.) or directly from the publisher.

If you want to support your local bookstore, you can have them order it for you here.

Conner Contemporary Art
1358 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, July 23, from 3-5 PM