Sunday, July 20, 2008

Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Roller Derby Girl Arm Wrestling Extravaganza!!

On Friday, July 25, from 6pm to 10pm, join Barrelhouse, roller derby artist Cory Oberndorfer, and roller derby girls with 34 inch pythons at the Hillyer Art Space for the first ever Roller Derby Themed Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Arm Wrestling Extravaganza! sponsored by Scion and the Pink Line Project.

$10 at the door / Free Beer and wine! Barrelhouse Issues available for $5!


You get to arm wrestle a Roller Derby Girl!! IF YOU DARE!

To celebrate Roller Derby, a protofeminist wave of bone crushing awesomeness, we bring you a night of amazing roller derby themed stories and poems and one gigantic Roller Derby mural, food eating, beer and wine drinking, DJ dancing, and (damn well better!) Barrelhouse buying.

And did I mention Roller Derby Girl ARM WRESTLING???!!??

Launch of Barrelhouse Issue 6, feat. Roller Derby-themed art, poems, essays, stories. Available for $5.

Cory Obendorfer's AMAZING Roller Derby art mural

FREE! Beer and white wine available. FREE! Hors d'oeuvres from an as yet to be named cool-assed restaurant.

DJ Adrian spinning tracks

Other art exhibits on display for your viewing pleasure.

A chance to get your ass (or arm) personally kicked by a Roller Derby Girl.

Friday, July 25, 6-10pm

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008


Hillyer Court is an alleyway courtyard with two entrances from 21st Street and from Florida Avenue. The courtyard is bound by Florida Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, R Street, 21st Street, and Q Street. Our building within Hillyer Court is located directly behind the Cosmos Club and the Phillips Collection; it is a two-floor grayish-blue brick building.

Why: Because those roller derby chicks will kick our ass (or arm) if we don't.

How: $10 at the door. (did I mention FREE beer and wine?)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities would like to invite you to the FY2009 Visual Arts Applicants' Showcase.
Included in the applicants is AU's Lily deSaussure('08)

Opening Reception: July 16, 2008, 6:30 PM
Exhibition Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday
July 17 - August 1, 2008

Katzen Arts Center
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
(Take Metro Red-Line to Tenleytown/AU Station)

For more information call (202) 724-5613

Monday, July 7, 2008

Academy 2008 @ Conner Contemporary

Geoffrey Aldridge is one of the artists featured in Conner Contemporary's ACADEMY 2008, their annual survey of recent MFA and BFA graduates in the Mid-Atlantic region.
ACADEMY 2008: July 11 – 26, 2008
Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to announce ACADEMY 2008, the eighth year of our annual invitational
survey dedicated to outstanding work by recent fine art graduates of regional college art programs.
The following artists were invited to exhibit: Geoffrey Aldridge, Jamie Andrew, Andrew Buckland, Robert Campoy,
Andrea Chung, Sarada Conaway, Cheraya Esters, Nathaniel Fink, Ryan Foti, Kenny George, Sara Hubbs, Stephanie
Kozemchak, Michelle McAuliffe, Wayde McIntosh, Carmen McLeod, Meg Mitchell, Diane Ramos, James Swainbank,
Kristoffer Tripplaar, Virginia Warwick and Aleksander Zhikulin. They are graduates of American University, Corcoran
College of + Design, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art,
University of Maryland and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The curators are ACADEMY exhibition founder and chief gallery Curator, Jamie Smith, gallery Director Leigh Conner
and Assistant Director Kristi Mathews. As in previous years, the curators attended BFA/MFA exhibitions between
December and June, viewing works in person to formulate a profile of area art programs. After consulting with artists,
they selected a group of works created in various media, including painting, video, sculpture, and photography, which
demonstrate individual achievement and represent vital currents in the fine art curricula of our region.

Because we are finishing our new gallery space renovation, ACADEMY 2008 will be held nearby at 1341 H Street, NE
(near the Atlas Theatre / Arts District). We appreciate the support of Taurus Development, who generously donated
the ground floor space at their new corporate headquarters.
> ACADEMY 2008 opens Friday, July 11th with a reception for the artists from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
> Exhibition hours are Thursday – Saturday 12-5pm.
> Taurus Development is located at 1341 H Street, NE – Washington, DC, 20002
Concurrent with ACADEMY 2008, SOVA Espresso and Wine bar (1359 H St, NE) is hosting an exhibition of paintings
by first year MFA students from the George Washington University, curated by Diane Ramos. The opening reception is
also Friday, July 11, 6 - 8 pm.
An online catalogue of artists/ works in ACADEMY 2008 will be available online through August at
For further information and visuals contact Leigh Conner or Kristi Matthews at 202-588-8750 or

Mixology @ Curator's Office

Curator's Office is hosting a benefit show for Doctors Without Borders. Among the artists being shown is Cory Oberndorfer('08).

Mixology I: Paintings and Works on Paper
July 12 - July 19

Mix it Up with us: Saturday, July 12, 6:00 - 8:30
with wine, beer, and some crazy artist-designed drinks

And during the week: Tues - Sat, 12 - 6

Curator's Office is covering the gallery walls with paintings, drawings, and prints to help out Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontieres. Our goal is to raise at least $ 5,500, which could pay for an emergency health kit to care for 10,000 displaced people for three months. Together, we and art can make an important difference.

We are aware of the extreme and constant need in the world with crises affecting different parts of the globe on a weekly basis. One stellar charity, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, negligence, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize. For further information or to donate directly, go to

Artists to date:

Breck Brunson | Charles Cohan | Eric Finzi | Peter Fox
Eric Hibit | Leslie Holt | Jason Hughes | Ben Jurgensen
Michele Kong | Kristofer Lee | Jessica Langley | J.W. Mahoney
Kate McGraw | Jiha Moon | Cory Oberndorfer | Tim Rollins & K.O.S.
Eduardo Santiere | Chris Scarborough | Ann Tarantino | Denise Tassin
Jacques Vidal | Andy Moon Wilson | and quite a few others...

Watch for Mixology II: Photo-Based Work later this summer.

curator's office
1515 14th Street nw
suite 201
washington, dc 20005