Receptions, Shows and Openings:
february 2006

EVENT: “From the Euphrates to the Mississippi” - Exhibit of art from Nasiriyah, Iraq

LOCATION: ArTrujillo Gallery, 349 13 Av NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
HOURS: Opening reception on Friday, February 24th. from 5-11pm

– Art Exhibit runs thru March 24th. 2006. - Gallery hours Tuesday thru Saturday 5pm-10pm

CONTACT: Jim Grasfgaard at phone 612 423-0141
FURTHER INFORMATION: www.artrujillo.com

“From the Euphrates to the Mississippi” an exhibit of art from Nasiriyah, Iraq at ArTrujillo Gallery

ArTrujillo Gallery proudly presents a selection of work by contemporary painters from The Fine Arts Gallery of Nasiriyah. The principal city of southern Iraq and capital of the province of Dhi Qar., Nasiriyah is located on the banks of the Euphrates River, near the ruins of the ancient city of Ur. It is a cultural center famous for its art, including the community of painters whose work is presented here - for the first time in the USA.

These masterful paintings reveal a land of contrasts previously unknown to most of us in America. Images of lush green Mesopotamian marshes encounter arid visions of the dry desert sands. Colorful celebrations of traditional fellahin village life hang near stark twisted figures invoking the hardships of dictatorship and war. Western-influenced abstractions are balanced with beautiful calligraphic passages from the Qur’an. This artwork demonstrates a deeply felt pride in the past, a powerful dignity in the present, and a confident look ahead.

In this exhibit, a dozen different artists from Nasiriyah are represented. Their artwork was brought to Minneapolis by one of their own – Haider Al-Amery, also a painter, who has been a Twin Cities resident since fleeing the wrath of Sadaam Hussein in the aftermath of the Gulf War. “These are very talented painters, highly respected in Iraq”, says Al-Amery. “Now, with the economy devastated, they sometimes barely have money for materials. This exhibit is to share the beauty of their art. But it is also a chance for us to show support for the artists by buying their work at very reasonable prices.”

The public opening for “From the Euphrates to the Mississippi” will be held Friday, February 24th. 2006 from 5pm until 11pm. Food, refreshments, music and dancers will add to the festivities which are open to all. This very special exhibit will run from February 24th. until March 24th. 2006

ArTrujillo Gallery is located at 349 13th Avenue North East in Minneapolis, one block north of University Av. and Broadway St. NE. Gallery hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 5pm -10pm or by appointment. For directions and other information, please see www.artrujillo.com or call 612 423-0141 / 612-821-9076

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Zenith GalleryZenith Gallery is proud to feature a body of work by nine renowned Washington metropolitan area women sculptors of national acclaim. Each of the artists creates work in very different media and styles. The result is a daring compilation of pieces ranging from intimate porcelain wall pieces and mixed media shadow boxes to a compelling monumental glass and steel installation.

“The sculptors in this exhibition have been selected because they use media in innovative ways both in concept and technique. I wanted to provide a forum for and dialogue between women sculptors in the Washington area. They are an untapped entity and a cohesive group of talent.”

Anne Surak, Curator/Gallery Manager

Artists:

Margaret Boozer – clay
Margery E. Goldberg – exotic woods
Donna M. McCullough – metal, wood, stone
Minna Newman Nathanson – metal, acrylic
Carol Newmyer – cast bronze
Marie Ringwald – found wood, mixed media
Frances Sniffen – cast hydrocal, rubber, bronze
Janet Wheeler – mixed media
Millicent Young – porcelain, metal, mixed media
Joyce Zipperer – stone

****Closing Reception: Friday, February 24 6-9pm::::

Contact: at Jodi Walsh, Director Marketing jodi@zenithgallery.com

413 7th Street NW • Washington DC 20004 • 202-783-2963 • art@zenithgallery.com • www.zenithgallery.com

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Crazy & wacky art exhibit and party on New Years Eve!

Artists:
Tony "Baloney" Juliano, Aidan Moran, Kim Mikenis, and David Marshall

Title: Art that Brings Meaning to your Life

Gallery:
Hygienic Art Gallery
83 Bank St. New London, CT.

Show runs:
December 31, 2005 to January 22. 2006

Reception:
December 31 from 7pm to 12:30am (maybe later) live music by The Chuck Hestons! slide show by Tony and Aidan! Plus a very special guest!

For more info go to http://www.hygienic.org

Art by Tony Baloney Juliano
"Magritte meets Willam Tell" by Tony "Baloney" Juliano

Thanks,
Tony

Tony "Baloney" Juliano
Free-lance artist & comic painter
http://www.agooart.com

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An artistic study and interactive experience creating critical dialog, resistance and empowerment in a visual culture.

Opening Reception
February 18th, 6pm-9pm
Display continues at Heritage Towers 2/20-3/18-06

An interactive experience at Central Bucks East High School with Artist In Residence Tina Salvesen funded by a grant from the PA Art Education Partnership.

Artists include:
Students from Art 3 Class - teacher Mary Mathews
Students from Photo 3 class - teacher Jane Tomlinson
Students from Ceramics 2 class - teacher Ann Huuki
Students from English Class - teacher Thomas Kane

Mixed Media
323 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215.345.0980

HOURS: M,T,W & F: 9-7, TH: 9-9:30, SAT: 10-5, SUN: 12-4

http://www.mixedmediaart.com

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Art and Soul 2006!
Friday, April 21, 2006 at 8:00 pm
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Art & Soul: Artists and Art Lovers Helping Children and Families will be NCCF’s 4th annual art auction benefiting the Greentree Shelter and the Betty Ann Krahnke Shelter for New Beginnings. Art & Soul will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The evening is a festive event with silent and live auctions of fine art, live jazz entertainers and fabulous food and drinks. The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) is a private, nonprofit agency with a 90-year commitment to serving families in the national capital area. NCCF’s residential programs serve homeless families, victims of domestic violence and vulnerable adolescents. Other programs include treatment foster care, social services for family reunification, parenting education, independent living, and stabilizing families in the community.

Tickets:
$100 per person to attend the Art Premier and Auction
$50 per person to attend only the Art Auction

To purchase tickets, please contact Heather Buckman at hbuckman@nccf-cares.org or 301.365.4480 ext 266

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