June 12 - August 15, 2015

Opening Reception & Meet the Artist: Friday, June 12, 7-9pm
Curator & Artists' Talk Saturday, July 18, 3:30pm

A place of refuge or safety; an oasis, retreat, and safe haven; a consecrated place - a sanctuary can serve all of these functions. Seen as a place of safekeeping and as a space where transformation can take place, the idea of "sanctuary" has long provided artists with the inspiration to create. Curated by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts' executive director Shanti Norris, and in collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group comes Sanctuary, exploring the concept of how space can create refuge.

Sanctuary features the work of Salamah Arden, Alan Binstock, Gloria Chapa, Jeff Chyatte, Joel D'Orazio, Alonzo Davis, Annie Farrar, Pattie Porter Firestone, Tom Greaves, Artemis Herber, Liz Lescault, Ruth Lozner, Claire McArdle, Rima Schulkind, Mike Shaffer, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Marcos Smyth, Paul Steinkoenig, Garrett Strang, Isabelle Truchon, Pat Wasserboehr, Janet Wheeler, and Millicent Young.

Featuring indoor and outdoor installations as well as small and large-scale sculptures, Sanctuary challenges our assumptions about art as it extends into our personal spaces and how it can serve as a sacred space.

Sanctuary will be open from June 12 - August 15, 2015. Join us at the Opening Reception on Friday, June 12th from 7-9pm. And join us on Saturday, July 18th at 3:30pm for a rare chance to meet the featured artists and curator Shanti Norris, as they discuss the processes and inspirations behind their works at the Sanctuary Curator & Artists' Talk.

All artwork will be available for sale during the exhibition, with proceeds supporting the artists, ArtWorks for Freedom, and Smith Center's cancer support programs.

Image: Millicent Young, Liminal

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm, and by appointment.
Please note: The gallery will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC
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