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    Events This Week

    Hillyer Art Space September Exhibitions

    First Friday Exhibition OpeningFriday, September 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

    Hillyer Art Space

    9 Hillyer Court NW

    Washington, DC 20008

    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.

    Solomon Wondimu: SKIN: America in Black & White

    (September 2-30)

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    Born and raised in Ethiopia, Solomon Wondimu has been working on Human Skin ColorProject for the past five years. Wondimu questions the distinct classifications of peopleas "Black" or "White" which describes an opposition that does not actually exist in nature.In creating his works Wondimu uses a palette of 3,000 different colors he has collectedfrom skin-color swatches representing the multi-coloredness of individuals and people.

    Going beyond the physical attributes of SKIN, Wonidmu's work is also about the conflictbetween the eye and the perceiving mind over the color of human skin. The eye sees itsworld without bias; however, the mind takes that information from the eye andtranslates it into social, political and religious master signifiers in order to furtheragendas, particularly subjugation of the Other. Wondimu's work describes and exposesthis conflict as it exists in both the micro and macro levels.

    Alison Sigethy: Sanctuary

    (September 2-30)

    Commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Alison Sigethy's Sanctuary attempts to

    bring the viewer closer to achieving inner peace by taking them on a journey inside the

    human body. Sigethy's belief in the power of the inner self, a place where one can truly

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    find peace, healing and forgiveness, has been the foundation in creating this work.

    In Sanctuary, the body is represented by two multi-piece sculptures,each portraying a

    different internal system. Breath, six large glass panels with undulating fabric and

    shadows, represents the respiratory system. Life, four bubble tubes filled with intricate

    glass components, represents the cardiovascular system. Both sculptures incorporate

    sound and movement as an essential part of the experience.

    International Arts & Artists

    9 Hillyer Court NW

    Washington, DC 20008

    (202) 338-0680

    Gallery Hours:

    Monday,12:00-5:00 p.m.

    Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-6:00 p.m.

    Saturday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

    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.

    "Mix No Match

    Paintings by Julia Latein-Kimmig

    Acrylic (and other media and materials) on canvas

    (August 31-October 2)

    Opening Reception

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    Friday, September 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Foundry Gallery

    1314 18th Street NW

    Washington, DC 20036

    A love for lifes colors, an appreciation for discovering objects with character, and

    respect for composition and dynamic tension find their way into Julia Latein-Kimmigs

    new series " Mix No Match." Inspired by a three-year stay in Istanbul/Turkey, the artist

    starts her paintings with a wide mix of colors and materials, supported by a wild varietyof brushes, old toothbrushes, and weathered vegetable or wallpaper brushes--every

    brush is welcome. Torn pieces of discarded drawings or neglected studies, street finds,

    and newspaper rip-outs enjoy getting a second chance on life. Taking the lead, charcoal,

    graphite and oil bars find their way onto the canvas, stirring up an unruly mix of form

    and color, taking the artist on a unique journey, which thrives on a dynamic jumble of

    color and form. The result opens a window in how the artist interprets her mix of what

    is obvious to the eye as well as to what is easily passed by and overlooked.

    Buy art and benefit people in need. Julia will give 50% of her share of sales proceeds to

    Somalia famine relief.

    Mavi, diptych, acrylic and oil bar on canvas

    24" x 36"

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    Newsletter | Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

    Lohninger, Fischbacher and Band concert

    Friday, September 2,7:30 p.m.

    Embassy of Austria

    3524 International Court NW

    Washington, DC 20008

    Admission free. RSVP

    registrationor(202) 895-6776

    Nothing seems to come between Elisabeth Lohninger and a

    song. Her clear, warm alto voice gets directly at the heart of

    the words with little embellishment, but a great deal of

    sincerity and subtlety. The Austrian vocalist studied classical

    music and jazz at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and

    finished her studies with a masters degree in music andEnglish language and literature at the Mozarteum University

    Salzburg. In a career that has taken her from the slopes of

    the Austrian alps, where she sang folk songs as a young girl,

    to jazz clubs, concert halls and the stages of international jazz

    festivals, vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger has proven herself to be

    a powerful and elusive talent.

    In 1994, Lohninger relocated to New York and has released

    seven albums since then. On her CD Songs of Love and

    Destruction (September 1st, 2010 Lofish Music) she yet
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    again charms listeners with her intimate delivery and insight

    into a songs lyrics. Drawing on her love of pop music, as well

    as jazz and her own originals, she has crafted an understated,

    but deeply emotional album that looks at love, as one of her

    favorite singer-songwriters puts it, "from both sides now."

    Together with pianist Walter Fischbacher, bassist Gary Wang

    and drummer Yutaka Uchida the Austrian Jazz Musician

    Lohninger will showcase her wide range of form and feeling.

    Elisabeth Lohninger - voice

    Walter Fischbacher - piano

    Gary Wang - bass

    Yutaka Uchida - drums

    Yours sincerely,

    Andrea Schrammel,

    Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

    Embassy of Austria

    3524 International Court, NW

    Washington, DC 20008

    Copyright (C) 2011 Embassy of Austria All r ights reserved

    Austrian Cultural Forum Washington 3524 International Court, NW Washington, DC


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    Special announcement...

    Love + Guts30 Years of Thrasher MagazineFriday, September 2,6:00-10:00 p.m.


    This year's Love + Guts Art Show is a travelling exhibitioncelebrating the 30th anniversary of Thrasher Magazine. Ithas been making stops along the Maloof Money Cup's tourand for one night only is coming to DC. Do not miss thisopportunity to see many of the iconic images ThrasherMagazine has presented over the past 30 yearsdocumenting the history, culture, and evolution ofskateboarding.

    Click here to view the Facebook event page.

    Ben Tolmana few more drawings...Saturday, September 10, 7:00-11:00 p.m.Live performance by Bellflur

    "These drawings are the detritus of my personalexperience within this absurdly complex machine ofexistence."
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    The Fridge is proud to launch our fall season with all newwork by DC-based artist Ben Tolman. This show willconsist of illustrations and paintings of various sizes andmixed media.

    Click here to read Ben's full artist's statement.

    Check out the Facebook event for moreinformation.

    The Fridge

    Rear Alley, 516 1/2 8th Street SE

    Washington, DC 20003