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A big thank you to all who joined with us in honoring Bob Buchanan

Friends, business associates and family all turned out to say thank you to a great VisArts leader.

Guests mingled, saw classes in action, carved a special pot for Bob to remember the night by, heard speeches about Bob’s dedication and commitment and then decorated cookie canvases as part of our interactive dessert!

We hope that everyone left with a new appreciation of VisArts and what we do in the community.

Thanks Bob for standing by us all these years!

Paintings For Pain

Support a Creative Cultural Exchange

Help Sponsor an Innovative Exhibition

Your tax deductible donation will help cover the cost of:

  • Shipping artwork between the U.S. and Afghanistan
  • Framing artwork sent from artists in Afghanistan
  • Printing postcards and educational materials
  • Educational programs to engage local communities

Donate in any amount and receive:

  • Invitation to a V. I. P. Reception
  • Private tour of the exhibition
  • Reproduction of artwork from the exhibition
  • Recognition on printed materials and website

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Crossing the Distance brings together emerging contemporary artists from Afghanistan and the United States in a creative/cultural exchange and a traveling exhibition that crosses the boundaries of geography, time, culture, politics and language. Student artists from the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA, Kabul, Afghanistan) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, Baltimore, MD, USA) present individual and collaborative artworks in a wide range of media. The work reflects the virtual conversations surrounding everyday life and art-making in both countries. From March 1 through March 31, 2013 the exhibition will be on view in the Kaplan Gallery at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. In April the exhibition will travel to the Babor Garden in the Queen’s Palace (Kabul, Afghanistan).

Jalil Barati, Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

May Kim and Luis Arboleda, Painting the Traveling Painting, Baltimore, Maryland

Participating artists include: Alex D’Agostino, Ali Akhlaqi, DeAndre Britton, Jalil Barati, Renato Flores, Kata Frederick, Nabi Hussaini, Angela Hong, Mariam Nabil Kamal, Mumtaz Khan, May Kim, Sara Nabil, Setareh Salehiarashloo, Bailey Sheehan, Arzoo Waseeq, Mohmad Mahdi Hassan Zada

Crossing the Distance
Translocal Art-making: Holding a Faraway Camera

March 1  to  March 31

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 8 from 7–9 pm

Get Your F.E.A.S.T Tickets Today!

Saturday, May 4 (7:00 –10:30 pm), F.E.A.S.T at VisArts 2013 will feature a creative menu of locally grown foods prepared by local innovative chefs.

F.E.A.S.T (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. Patrons will receive dinner and a ballot. Diners spend the evening reviewing a series of project proposals and conversing with the artists behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and award an instant grant.

Don't miss out on this lively evening! Dine with artists, enjoy the stimulating conversation, and vote for sustainable project proposals.

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Tickets: $30.00 per person

F.E.A.S.T at VisArts will be held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Mixtopias and Arc, presenting the work of artists who are investigating the dynamics of community.

Exhibitions are on view in the Kaplan Gallery and Gibbs Street Gallery April 12 – May 12. Gallery hours are Wednesday: 12 – 4 pm, Thursday and Friday: 12 – 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4 pm

F.E.A.S.T at VisArts 2013 is sponsored in part by Dawson's Market.

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VisArts Hours of Operation

Galleries and offices will be closed on all major holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas

3rd Floor Administrative Office Hours

Monday - Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gallery Hours

Galleries are only open to the public when exhibitions are on view. Please check exhibition dates when planning your visit.

Kaplan Gallery (second floor)

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The Kaplan Gallery continues VisArts’ 25 year tradition of presenting outstanding exhibitions featuring art from local, national, and international artists. Kaplan Gallery shows present concepts and themes meant to enlighten, inspire and educate.

Hours:

Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm

 

Gibbs Street Gallery (first floor)

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Experimentation and innovation are the driving forces behind Gibbs Street Gallery exhibitions. The gallery’s dramatic glass walls and towering 16-foot ceiling provide an exciting venue for experimental shows incorporating sound, light and performance art.

Hours:

Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm

 

Common Ground Gallery (second floor)

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The Common Ground Gallery is reserved for artists and art groups from the local community. Shows feature work presented by the Rockville Arts League and Hidden Rockville as well as local school groups and other community organizations.

Hours:

Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm

 

Concourse Gallery

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Hours:
Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm

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