Mar 8 2011

39th Street Gallery – Opening Reception

Friday, March 11 – 7:00-9:00 pm

Show runs March 11 – April 30, 2011

QUILT: Art to Mend the World
By collaborating artists Kate Ransohoff and Karen Rowe

Detail from "Sign of the Ribbons" panel

Quilt: Art to Mend the World is an interactive installation by collaborating artists Kate Ransohoff and Karen Rowe.  This installation invites participation and conversations to create a more peaceful and equitable world, a world that ends violence against women and the imbalances between the rich and the poor.

Quilt is made by sewing recycled paper, fabric and words together to create two-sided panels.  The viewer is invited to explore the 8 differently themed panels by unbuttoning pockets, untying ribbons, and moving aside pieces of ribbon and fabric to uncover hidden conversations embedded in the work.

About the Artists:

Kate Ransohoff has been an artist and educator for over 30 years, during which time she has founded and co-directed two innovative educational organizations, taught art-making workshops and consulted to corporate and non-profit organizations.  She is an accomplished artist, creating bronze sculptures, drawings, writings and is the creator of Quilt.

Karen Rowe is an artist working primarily with paint and felt.  She is the experiential guide to the Quilt experience.  She builds interest in and support for Quilt, coordinates and sets up Quilt exhibits, and designs and leads the interactive Quilt programs.

Also showing in the Corridor Exhibition Space:  Darien K. Reece, a self-taught artist working in the outsider/visionary tradition.  Always a beachcomber, a forest and city-sidewalk culler, Reece incorporates found objects in her work.

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722
Gallery Hours:
Thursday & Friday – 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturdays – 12:00-4:00 pm
or by appointment

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Also, come early and stop by Resonant Forms which is a joint exhibition of the Brentwood Arts Exchange and Gallery 110 featuring art work by Alonzo Davis, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, and Frank Smith.  This show on the 1st floor of the GAC@B runs through April 9.


Mar 1 2011

Movie Night at the 39th Street Gallery

Thursday, March 3 — 7:00 pm

A new film every First Thursday of the Month
A free event. Refreshments provided.

Russian Ark (2002)
Russian Ark

Alexander Sokurov broke boundaries with his dreamlike vision of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg – Russian Ark is the first feature-length narrative film shot in a single take (on digital video, using a specially designed disc instead of tape).

A visually hypnotizing cinematic feat, the film shows the museum from a first-person point of view.  As the photography floats through the lavish corridors of the museum, a cast of 867 actors supplies the action – including The Marquis (Sergey Dreiden), an aged European who acts as the film’s charismatic guide.

“One of the most astonishing films ever made.”
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Tribune
“An astonishing tour de force of filmaking magic”
— Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
“Has to be seen to be believed.  A glorious experience.”
— J. Hoberman, Village Voice

(96 minutes, not rated)

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722