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    Events This Week

    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland

    cordially recommends to view

    The Graphic and Fine Art of

    Jerzy Janiszewski

    presented by the

    Exhibition on display

    from December 9, 2011

    throughJanuary 22, 2012

    Opening reception

    in the presence of the artist

    FridayDecember 9, 2011

    7:00-10:00 p.m.

    limited space, RSVP required:

    (202) 638-3612

    Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art

    1300 13th Street NWSuite 105

    Washington, DC 20005

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    NAACP DC Branch

    1000 U Street, NW, Suite 100

    Washington, DC 20001

    (202) 667-1700

    www.naacpdc.org

    http://www.naacpdc.org/http://www.naacpdc.org/http://www.naacpdc.org/
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    Join The DC Center for the opening ofJUXTAPOSITIONS, a photography exhibition by

    queer artist P.B. Groszmann. Groszmann's work conveys the diversity of the LGBT experience through a collection

    of photographic series surrounding the topics of "Gaiety," "Joy," "Memories," and "Histories/Herstories."

    Friday, December 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    The DC Center for the LGBT Community

    1318 U Street NW

    Refreshments will be served at the opening. All works will be available for purchase; proceeds will benefit The DC

    Center for the LGBT Community. JUXTAPOSITIONS will be on view through January 2.

    RSVP on Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301948106495688

    Waverly Street Gallery4600 East-West HighwayBethesda, MD 20814

    (301) 951-9441

    Entrance and parking on Waverly Street.

    One block from Bethesda Metro station.

    HOLIDAY SHOW

    All-Member Multi-Media Show

    (December 6-31)

    Opening Reception

    Friday, December 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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    Jewelry, pottery and wearable art; paintings, prints and photos; sculpture and mobiles - all will

    be presented by Waverly Street Gallery members in their ever-popular holiday show. The gallery

    will abound with unique works of original designs that make wonderful holiday gifts. Meet the

    gallery members at the festive opening reception where their culinary skills will be offered as

    well as their artistic ones.

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    Please join the Center for American Progress and WashingtonMonthly for a special presentation:The Teflon Presidency of Barack Obama

    December 9, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

    A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Center for American Progress1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor

    Washington, DC20005

    Admission is free. Space is extremely limited. RSVPrequired. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basisand not guaranteed.

    RSVP to attend this event

    Distinguished Panelists:Jonathan Alter, Washington MonthlyFaiz Shakir, Vice President and Editor of ThinkProgress, Centerfor American Progress

    Moderator:Paul Glastris, Editor, Washington Monthly

    President Obama has something going for him that few punditsrecognize - he's a Teflon president. Entering the presidentialelection year, the word "scandal" does not mar his presidency.

    Yes, there are the "birther" inanities, uproars over "policy czars,"and empty allegations of corruption. But even the Solyndra affairseems to have fizzled without the mainstream press invoking the"s" word on a front page.

    This lack of scandal is now drawing attention in Washington. Inhisnew cover storyfor the Washington Monthly, Jonathan Alter

    steps back and asks why it is that Obama has turned out to be aTeflon presidentand how, in a tight race, that could help hisreelection. Please join Alter and Think Progress editor Faiz Shakirfor a panel discussion on The Teflon Presidency of Barack

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    Obama", cosponsored byWashington Monthly.

    Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or RedLine to Metro Center

    For more information, call(202) 682-1611.

    Annual Souk and Olive HarvestCelebration

    Saturday, December 1011:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.The Jerusalem Fund

    2425 Virginia Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20037

    Experience the ambience of a Middle Eastern souk right here in

    Washington, DC! Enjoy music, coffee, food, henna painting, a

    raffle while browsing through textiles, pottery, jewelry and

    gifts from the Middle East.

    Celebrate the annual olive harvest in Palestine by purchasing bottles offair-trade, extra-

    virgin olive oil imported from Palestine. Support the Herbawi factory in Hebron, theonly remaining keffiyeh factory in Palestine, by purchasing their keffiyehs being sold at

    the souk.

    The event is free and open to the public. Families welcome!

    In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will be providing durable andreusable Jerusalem Fund shopping bags available for $2 each in lieu of disposable plastic

    bags.

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    The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent 501(c)(3)non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that maintains three programs. The

    Palestine Centerhosts educational briefings and publishes analysis of the Palestinian experienceand U.S. policy in the region. The Humanitarian Linkprovides short-term grants on a quarterlybasis to humanitarian organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and surrounding

    refugee camps. The Jerusalem Fund Galleryhosts art exhibits, workshops, film screenings,concerts and more that showcase the rich artistic heritage of the region.

    Selin Balci - Interact and Transform

    Ryan Hoover - Sculpting with Satellites

    (December 10, 2011 - January 21, 2012)

    Opening Reception

    Saturday, December 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m..

    Hamiltonian Gallery

    1353 U Street NW

    Washington,DC20009

    Hamiltonian Gallery is pleased to announce two

    concurrent solo exhibitions by Hamiltonian Fellows, Selin

    Balci and Ryan Hoover. Although Balci and Hoover

    implement distinct artistic practices, both artists present

    new works of precisely controlled media, imbued with theirruminations on the structures of interpersonal relationships,

    international affairs, and geography.

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    SELIN BALCI- Interact and Transform

    Selin Balci applies an acute scientific laboratory practice

    to create her current body of works on paper and board.

    Balci researches simple microorganisms in the lab and

    records the manners in which they interact with one

    another, as well as the colors and aesthetics those

    interactions produce. Balci then creates an artificial living

    environment with limited space and nourishment in a Petri

    dish. Based on her research on colors and behavior, the

    organisms are selected and placed in the Petri dish.

    The simple living organisms are forced to compete and to

    dominate a particular area. Eventually, the

    microorganisms live in harmony. Balci then literally transfers

    the microorganisms to paper or clayboard where shemakes aesthetic decisions about form and color. Selin

    Balci's works are beautiful records of the battles and

    construction of borders, as well as the treat