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DC SWAN Day Art Exhibit
March 17, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until March 28, 2017
DC SWAN Day exhibition of works by Three Women Artists at Baked & Wired from March 2 to March 28, 2017
Artists Reception 6:00-7:30pm Thursday, March 16. Meet the Artists and the Curator, enjoy light refreshments — FREE!
From March 2 through March 28, 2017, Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, WDC 20007) will host an exhibition of works by artists Jennifer Droblyen, Joy Nathan, and Veronica Szalus. The show, /in(t)ərˈakt/, is part of the 10th Annual DC SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day celebration of women artists and is curated by Alia Faith Williams.
In preparing for /in(t)ərˈakt/, Williams was intrigued by the possible combinations of each artist and the physical spaces at Baked & Wired — and how the audience might then interact with the works. Thinking broadly of the varied ways women interact with the world, and then more specifically how women artists interact with their environments and then on a micro level how the crowds at Baked & Wired might interact with this particular art in this space. The three artists who were selected to participate bring a range of styles and perspectives to the show.
Jennifer Droblyen is a mixed media artist who finds inspiration in taking a “natural and ordinary (object) that (is) seen everyday but might be overlooked, and expand, saturate, and improvise its spirit to breathe new life and focus on to the subject- making it extraordinary.” http://droblyen.com/
Joy Stern is a painter of diverse interests and skills. Her works range from traditional to abstract, from ethereal to concrete, from suggestion to reality. She has worked in all media at The Art Students’ League, the Columbia School of Painting & Sculpture and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her paintings are included in many collections from New York to Santa Fe, as well as in DC, where she lives and exhibits.
Veronica Szalus typically exhibits large installation pieces. We are fortunate that she will stick to the wall with us for Baked & Wired. “Utilizing physical elements of form and space intersecting with light and with time, I create a means and expression for the transition from one state into the next. My work demonstrates the constancy of transformative change that extends from the life of organic matter to the existence of the non-organic.” http://www.veronicaszalus.com/
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Guillotine Theatre and Women in Film and Video will host the 10th Annual DC SWAN Day, an all-day event in Lower Georgetown, DC SWAN Day will feature Staged Readings of works by women playwrights at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave, NW WDC 20007), Film Screenings and a Collaborative Art Event at Hickok Cole Architects (1023 31st St NW, WDC 20007).