Part of Art @ Work
- Friday, February 17, 7pm
In partnership with Albus Cavus, an arts group that transforms communities through public art, Art @ Work will use graffiti-style mural art to bring Washington DC residents together in beautifying their neighborhoods.
According to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, the current unemployment rate is 11%. Unemployment breaks families and communities as individuals fall into despair, depression, and isolation. While we are not labor experts or economists, what we can offer is a means to weather this storm as a community and to grow together. In this interactive exhibition, we push visitors and artists alike to directly experience the power of art by providing engagement, therapy, and a colorful tool to build a stronger and healthier community.
After three on-site mural workshops, facilitated by Albus Cavus' team of graffiti-style mural artists, transformed the Gallery into a working studio, mural participants of various artistic backgrounds and ages unveil their on-site mural. The show's completed mural will be permanently installed in a local neighborhood as part of Albus Cavus' Open Walls Project.
Art @ Work will run from January 13, 2012 to February 18, 2012.
Regular Gallery Hours: W-F 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm, and by appointment
Image Credit: Luna George