CulturalDC Announces CONNECT 4: A Public Art Series

CulturalDC_head_teale1361313560CulturalDC Announces CONNECT 4: A Public Art Series at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

CulturalDC is pleased to announce CONNECT 4, a series of temporary public art projects in the Great Hall at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street, NW. This series takes CulturalDC’s visual arts programming off-site and into the public sphere and creates an opportunity for local contemporary artists to enliven the Library and respond to the space. The participating artists are Brian DavisNekisha DurrettSam Scharf and Anna Tsouhlarakis.

Brian Davis will kick-off the series with an interactive sculpture called Circuit opening on March 4 and running through April 5. There will be an opening reception with the artist at the Library on Tuesday, March 5 from 5-7pm.

Nekisha Durrett will exhibit O’er Yonder, a project inspired by the graphic novels in the collection at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. O’er Yonder opens May 6 and runs through June 8 with an opening reception on Tuesday, May 7 from 5-7pm.

Two additional projects will run through the summer. Sam Scharf will create a two-part installation called Sit Here and I See You that responds directly to the architecture and public nature of the space. Anna Tsouhlarakis will cap off the series with Sylleptic Thoughts, a project that explores the city through the lens of Native American literature and identity. Dates for those projects will be announced in spring 2013.

The Library is located at 901 G Street NW directly across the street from CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery. CulturalDC will be launching a series of programs in conjunction with each exhibition, including a collaboration with the Library’s teen programs. The exhibitions will be viewable in the library’s first floor lobby during their regular hours. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is open Monday & Tuesday 12pm-9pm; Wednesday – Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

For more information: Call 202.315.1310 or visit culturaldc.org

CONNECT 4 is supported by Timothy Hyde.

ABOUT CULTURALDC
CulturalDC is generously supported by The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, The Kresge Foundation, the MARPAT Foundation, the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Share Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, The Washington Post Company and many other generous partners. Marvin is CulturalDC’s 2012-13 Wine Partner.

CULTURALDC
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General: 202-315-1305  Press: 202-315-1310  Fax: 202-315-1303
E-mail: karyn@culturaldc.org

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