Sunday, January 21, 2007

Winter and Spring Art Events in Silver Spring

All events at Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe, 963 Bonifant St. in downtown Silver Spring.

New Exhibit: January 15 through February 10, 2007
Exhibit of artwork by clients of Community Vision Day Shelter for the Homeless, who were students of Karen Gallant (Art for the People), featuring sculptures by locally-recognized outsider artist Alvin Lewis Thomas. Exhibit co-sponsored by Takoma Park-based Art for the People.
Photo by Melinda Jane White

Friday, February 2, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Art reception for Art for the People

Friday, February 9, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Live Music: Ocio Jazz, quartet led by Marty Hindel

February 13 through March 10
Exhibit of artwork by daughter and mother, Mame N’Diaye and Diana N’Diaye. Working mainly in pen and ink, Mame derives her themes from mystical, fantasy worlds. Mame, who has Asperger Syndrome and bipolar disorder, uses art as a place to share her dreams. Fiber artist and jewelry designer Dr. Diana Baird N'Diaye is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution Folklife Center. Exhibit is co-sponsored by Empowered Women International.

Friday, Feb. 16, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Women. Body. Love., poetry reading hosted by Anne Becker

Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Art reception for Mame and Diana

March 13 through Saturday, April 7, 2007
Exhibit titled "Mostly Burmese Mugs" featuring “mostly anonymous, ethnically ambiguous” portraits and ceramics by artist and poet Kyi May Kaung. Provocative captions written by historian Bijan Bayne accompany the artwork explore those questions about race that decorum forbids we ask strangers on the street.

March 16, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Reception for Kyi May Kaung

March 30, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Trunk show of wearable art jackets handmade with Asian fabrics by Kyi May Kaung and modeled by café neighbors and regulars.

April 6, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Dr. Kaung’s Salon: Who is it? Art as a Mirror of Pre-Judgment
With writer and historian Bijan C. Bayne

In our "rush" to judgment, and desire to have a "place" for everything, and for everything a place, we race to identify people. Definitions based on complexion, context, and conception fall apart before the reality that the myriad genes swimming in our respective pools express themselves in more ways than we ever could. Please join us for this discussion, in which our guesses answer as much about our perspectives as they do about the portraits in question.

April 10 through May 5, 2007
Exhibit of collages and mixed media paintings by award-winning artist and beloved local teacher Patricia Zannie

April 27, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Modern Dance and Live Music: 'placeDISplace' choreographed and danced by Gretchen Dunn, with music by contemporary Hungarian composer Balázs Temesvári. Kit Mason, cello.

Gretchen Dunn has been dancing intermittently all her life and wishes to thank Nancy Havlik, Naoko Maeshiba, Ed Tyler, Helen Rea, the Fieldwork, Rudolf Laban, Tzveta Kassabova and Zoltán Nagy.

May 8 through June 4, 2007
Exhibit of photographs of families and children by Emily Desiroth.

“I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.”

May 18, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Dr. Kaung’s Salon: Novelist and playwright Leon Levenson to give a talk on the early music of Tin Pan Alley

May 25, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Reception for Emily Deisroth