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Emerging Curator Program

VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers emerging curators a unique opportunity to work with an experienced mentoring curator in developing and presenting an exhibition in VisArts’ Kaplan Gallery.  The program provides newly emerging curators with practical hands-on experience at a community-based arts organization.  It is designed to support diverse exhibitions supporting a broad spectrum of ideas and curatorial approaches.

This program is funded through a grant provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

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Inaugural Emerging Curator

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. based curator, writer, arts manager and arts advocate. A writer for all things art, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS Local DC online, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others.  In 2014 she outfitted a series of professional development seminars, as well as a residency program for local emerging artists in North Bethesda, in addition to curating five exhibitions throughout the DMV region.  As an independent curator, Kayleigh continues to work with art galleries and centers, with upcoming exhibitions opening in the Mid-Atlantic region, including VisArts and the Stamp Student Union Gallery in Maryland, and CUE Art Foundation in New York City.

Kayleigh has worked with many cultural institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, the Walters Art Museum, the National Archives and the David C. Driskell Center Collection at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Her insights on art and culture have led to cooperative efforts with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  Kayleigh earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park and her M.A. in Museum Studies from the George Washington University. She serves as Regional Programs Chair of ArtTable in Washington, DC, as well as serving on the Steering Committees of Emerging Arts Leaders DC .  She is affiliated with Americans for the Arts, Emerging Arts Advocates – an initiative of Maryland Citizens for the Arts in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Young Patrons Committee of Torpedo Art Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.

Visit our gallery today and view her latest show here at VisArts, These Mirrors are Not Boxes.

Inaugural Mentoring Curator

Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art.  She was one of five international curators chosen for the citywide public art project, 5 x 5, a major initiative sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. She has organized exhibitions in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. including at the Art Museum of the Americas, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Artisphere, Hillyer Art Space, Project 4, Fusebox and the DC Art Center. Recent exhibits include the National Drawing Invitational (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR), CSA: 40 Years of Community-Sourced Art (Arlington Arts Center, VA), Frances Gallardo: Meteorology (Target Gallery), Sculpting Outside the Lines, an outdoor sculpture exhibit in Foggy Bottom and Medios y ambientes in Mexico City.

Laura’s publications include catalogue essays, encyclopedia entries, articles in American Art, Art Journal, Art Nexus, Sculpture, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art, the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite.  She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

Empty Bowls 2015


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
6:00-8:00 PM

Early Bird Bowl Selection 5:30-6:00 PM

Empty Bowls 2015Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger.

The idea is simple: VisArts resident artist Kate Westfall and ceramic students have created hundreds of handcrafted bowls. Your ticket allows you to take home one of these bowls as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world. In addition, Nourish Now, a local non-profit that provided 127,000 meals to those in
need in 2014, will provide a simple meal of soup and bread.

VisArts has donated all of the clay, glazes, studio time and fire costs to support the work of Kate and the VisArts ceramic students. And all profits from Empty Bowls will go to Nourish Now. Since its inception in May 2011, Nourish Now has rescued more than 300,000 pounds of unused food from restaurants, caterers and other licensed food providers, which equates to more than 237,000 prepared meals.

By purchasing an “early bird” ticket you get the best selection of beautiful one of a kind bowls. Visit our resident artist studios, galleries and meet the generous artists who made this event possible. There will be a special silent auction to benefit Nourish Now featuring the donated work of our talented resident artists.

Ticket Prices:
Early Bird Ticket $35.00
On Line Ticket $25.00
At the Door Ticket $30.00

 

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