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    In this digital era, much of what is most important to us exists only as bits and bytes.

    Modern technology can inspire a false sense of connectedness that alienates us from the

    physical world and its interactions. As meticulously created objects, Mordini's fiberboard

    sculptures are the organic antithesis to this digital paradigm. With dis-member, an

    installation of fragmented body parts and distorted appendages, Mordini explores themes

    of disconnectedness, social hierarchies, and alienation.Min Enghauser: Desert Dwell

    November 4-25, 2011

    Min Enghauser began making photographs as a child; exploring, learning and becoming aware

    through photography. For Enghauser, photographs, and the act of making them are glimpses of

    timeless spirits, of pure and unbiased realities of nature and time. Enghauser's exhibitDesert

    Dwellare all images from the Anza-Borrego Desert where she found that there is a coming

    together of the essence of the inhabitants and the spirit of place. Plant with rock, rock with sky,

    sky with mountain. These inhabitants speak to each other without words and at their core is

    the spirit of the other. Enghauser's photographs are the instruments through which she

    discovers and uncovers the truth of this slowly changing landscape of unity, cohesion, beauty,

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    mystery and fate.

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    First Friday Openingsare a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the

    beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood that is Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every

    month galleries in our community open their doors to multitudes of art enthusiasts from

    all walks of life for simultaneous openings. We encourage all to join us for our openings

    and to circulate between our neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of

    styles and media.

    International Arts & Artists

    9 Hillyer Court NWWashington, DC 20008

    Gallery Hours: 12pm - 5pm Monday, 12pm - 6pm Tuesday - Friday, 12pm - 5pm Saturday.

    Otherwise by appointment

    International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts

    internationally. IA&A's services include a Traveling Exhibition Service, the Hillyer Art Space gallery, the Design Studio, the Cultural Exchange

    Program, and Membership Services for artists and the arts-interested public.

    PROJECT 2011: FACE TO FACE

    International Artist Exchange & Residency: Aachen, Germany/Arlington, Virginia(October 28November 4)

    Exhibit open

    (November 5December 11)

    Opening Reception/Artist Talk and Tour

    Friday, November 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    talk + tour at 7:30 p.m.

    Upper Town Hall

    Artisphere

    1101 Wilson Boulevard

    Arlington VA 22209

    (703) 875-1100

    Free

    Project 2011: Face to Face artists will discuss their residency and give a personal tour of their studio space andthe installations they created for Artisphere.

    Artisphere hosts an international artist exchange with Arlington's sister city Aachen, Germany for the second half

    of a cultural exchange. For ten days, visiting artists from Germany will work together with Arlington-area artists to

    create a site-specific installation within Artisphere. Their work spaces will be open to the public and will serve as a

    visual documentation of the exchange. The first part of the exchange took place in April 2011 when Arlington

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    artists spent ten days in Aachen, Germany. The artists collaborated on site-specific installations in the Aula

    Carolina, a 17th-century monastery that now serves as a cultural center in the city. The work they created was on

    view at Aula Carolina for the week of the exchange, and has since traveled to other cities in Belgium and the

    Netherlands. The goals of the exchange are for artists to work collaboratively to create site-specific installations, to

    explore the differences and similarities in the artists situations, and to provide insight into cultural work of the

    two countries.

    Sponsored by dreieck.triangle.driehoek, Arlington Cultural Affairs, Arlington Sister City Association and Kulturbetrieb

    der Stadt Aachen

    Susan Calloway Fine Arts and Thos. Moser cordially invite you to:

    Sweet Tides

    artworks by Alison Hall Cooley

    Artist's Reception

    Friday, November 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Thos. Moser's DC Showroom

    3300 M Street NW

    Washington, DC 20007

    (202) 338-4292

    Sweet Tides, oil on canvas, 48 x 48

    Alison Hall Cooley's work captures the rhythm and the transience of the natural world.She focuses on the memory of spaces in her work, using color to masterful effect in all

    that she portrays. By incorporating color fields, shooting and falling lines, andetchings, which overlap and move, she creates compositions suggestive of coastal

    landscapes. The dislocation of her interweaving values and color planes are steadied

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    by the navigation of her deliberate lines. Cooley, who has described herself as an artistwho has "a deep relationship with the paint," uses knives, spatulas and even her hands

    in this tactile relationship. Cooley's most recent works explore the manner in which

    natural elements transform man-made structures, revealing the beauty and mystery of

    remembered spaces.

    Over the past ten years, Alison Hall Cooley has exhibited in Nantucket (annual soloshows), Washington DC, Richmond, VA, and Lenox, MA. Her work is included in

    over one hundred private collections, with a particularly strong support base in

    Nantucket, where she currently resides, and the Washington DC area, where she grew

    up.

    Cooley studied at Sarah Lawrence College and continued her education at theCorcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. She is the winner of several awards,

    including the Charles C. McDougall Award for Promising New Artist. She has been

    featured in numerous publications, including Nantucket Living, The Georgetowner

    and the Nantucket Independent, and has been recognized by the Artists Association ofNantucket for her work.

    Sweet Tides is on view at Thos. Moser's DC Showroom through December 31,2011.

    Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts faculty and students arefeatured in an upcoming free event with community partners,

    at the Italian Embassy.

    Saturday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m.Concert performance

    STABAT MATER and PSALM 110 CONFITEBOR TIBI DOMINEJennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano

    Meg Bragle, mezzo-sopranoand the Georgetown University Chamber Singers

    Prof. Frederick Binkholder, music directoraccompanied by Baroque period ensemble Modern Musick

    Italian Embassy

    3000 Whitehaven Street, NW

    Washington, DCParking is limited.

    FREE, but reservation required:RSVP ONLINE HERE

    __________

    This study day and concert celebrate the music and life of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-

    36), a figure of considerable importance in 18th-century music and culture. The brief life and

    compositions of Pergolesi have remained of significant interest to scholars, performers, and

    music audiences.

    Beginning with an international panel of scholars on Friday afternoon at Georgetown

    University's Lauinger Library, in the Murray Conference Room, LAUINGER LIBRARY ), the study

    day will explore recent research about the life, works, operatic milieu of the composer in

    coordination with the 300th anniversary of his birth and celebrations initiated by the

    Fondazione Pergolesi in 2010. The Saturday concert will feature Pergolesi's Confitebor tibi,

    Domine for Soprano, chorus and chamber ensemble and the Stabat mater for two sopranos and

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    string ensemble.

    21st Century Design Gallery

    Were having a closing party

    TOM PRICE

    MELTDOWN

    Please join usReception

    Saturday, November 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.Industry Gallery

    1358 Florida Avenue NESuite 200

    Washington, DC 20002(1/2 block above 14th & H Streets)

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    Occupying an entire room at Industry Gallery, the 'PP Tree' installation offers visitors

    an atmospheric welcome to the exhibition. Made exclusively from polypropylene pipe

    and nylon cable ties, the work pays homage to Washington DC's own iconic cherry

    trees, whil