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I Belong Here - Art of the Shaw Community (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts)

  • Touchstone Gallery 901 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

On display: July 5 - 30, 2017
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) 501c3 and New Community ArtSpace present: 

I Belong Here - Art of the Shaw Community

Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 6 - 8:30 pm

In April and May of 2017 Touchstone Gallery artists worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace to create works of art in a variety of media through a program called Touchstone@ArtSpace.  Our kid workshops included painting Mondrian style with Shelley Lowenstein and Claudia Samper, Rock City sculpture with Ann Gordon and Paula Lantz, story cloth printing on clay slabs with Susi Cora, and foam prints with Ellyn Weiss.  Our adult workshops included intro to intaglio printmaking with Carol Moore, monotype printing with Mary D. Ott and landscape painting with Judith Guiliani. A vibrant selection of the work produced during those workshops will be on display at the Touchstone Gallery through the end July.  Now in its third-year Touchstone@ArtSpace is funded by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

About New Community ArtSpace: ArtSpace has been serving the Shaw and surrounding neighborhoods since 1999 by providing an affordable avenue for artists of all ages and walks of life to express themselves, share and gather skills, create economic opportunities and find common ground through art while adding signficant value and renewal to the city.  Our rich variety of classes, workshops, and community-based arts projects are offered all year round and are taught by amazing working artists and experienced volunteer teachers.

About the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts: The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization created by the artists of Touchstone Gallery to create opportunities for emerging artists through its Emerging Artists Fellowship program and to support art-related programs that engage a broader community.