One House Project Exhibit

Panels Created by Artists and Community Members: Pay Tribute to Ancestors’ or Personal Immigration Stories

Exhibition on View

Opens
November 10, 2018

Closes
December 15, 2018

Meet the Artists Reception

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 2-4pm

$0

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