One House Project Exhibit

KAY GALLERY | MAIN LEVEL

Upcoming Events:

TALK ON IMMIGRATION: BY JULIE GREENE, PhD
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 |  1:00 PM  |  FREE
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Past Events:

MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 |  2:00 – 4:00 PM  |  FREE

WORKSHOP: CREATE YOUR OWN PANEL 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 |  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |  $10 FEE

Exhibit Description: Artists and individuals are invited to create and contribute an “Ancestor Panel” for the second iteration of the ArtWatch collective’s One House Project exhibit which will be on view at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD from November 10 – December 13, 2018. Each participant who pays a fee of $20 will receive a panel measuring 12-inches square on which to tell the story of one of their ancestors who came to this country from elsewhere, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Participants who are themselves immigrants should use the panel to tell their own story. Native Americans, who were the first inhabitants of this land, may honor any ancestor whose life story is important to them. ArtWatch collective will construct an underlying structure — a house — and will attach the completed panels to the outside, covering it completely. The One House Project exhibition will also incorporate audio and video recordings of contributing participants.

The One House Project exhibit is open to all residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The entry fee is $20.00 (to cover material costs). The Deadline to Submit is Monday, October 15, 2018.

For more information on how to pick up a panel, or to ask questions about technical details, please contact Ellyn Weiss at the One House Project by sending an email to: EWeiss@ucsusa.org

To learn more about the One House Project and view images of the panels that were created for the first exhibit (which was presented in 2017 at Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC), please visit the ArtWatch website.

ArtWatch is a collective of artists who have gathered together to use the power of visual communication to express their support for values such as tolerance, inclusion, equality, and stewardship of the environment. Learn more at: www.artwatchdc.com


Tinam Valk: Voyage

TERRACE GALLERY | UPPER LEVEL

Exhibit Description: Each voyage artist Tinam Valk takes influences her painting. As she encounters nature in her travels, ocean swells and crashing waves become the subject of a series of seascapes. When surrounded by architecture in historic cities, details of doorways and unique shelters dominate her compositions. Valk begins by sketching from life, then works in her studio creating texture on the canvas with modeling paste, then underpainting with acrylic and applying, removing and building up again layers of charcoal, pencil, pastel, oil and other media. Admission to the Galleries at BlackRock is FREE.

Tinam Valk: Born in Berlin, Germany, Valk spent her childhood and early adulthood in the Netherlands, where she earned her Fine Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. She came to the United States in 1976 and worked as a freelance illustrator and taught courses in Studio Art at Maryland College of Art and Design in Silver Spring, MD (now part of Montgomery College). She has presented 15 solo exhibitions, including shows at Glenview Mansion, The Delaplaine Arts Center, Harmony Hall, and Villa Julie College. Valk’s work has been selected for numerous curated and juried exhibitions at galleries which include Arlington Arts Center, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Watergate Gallery, Strathmore, Montpelier Arts Center, Touchstone Gallery, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, and the World Bank. Her work is in numerous private collections in Europe, the United States and South America. Valk maintains a studio in her home in Berwyn Heights, Maryland. To learn more, visit www.tinamvalk.com

GALLERY  HOURS: MON – SAT 10AM – 5PM*

*Also open evening and Sunday hours when performances are offered.


Gallery Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
Sunday: Closed*

*Galleries are often open in the evening and on Sundays when performances are offered at BlackRock. Galleries are closed on certain dates when exhibits are being installed. Please call 301-528-2260 to confirm gallery open hours before you visit.

Galleries Closed to the public on the following dates:

August 27 – September 7, 2018 (Art Installation)

October 14 – 17, 2018 (Art Installation)

November 4 – 9, 2018 (Art Installation)