October Art Salon at the Corcoran is a success!

artsalon_oct29_head2“The creative economy is alive and well here tonight”

So eloquently stated by Commissioner Rebecca Fishman as she welcomed guests lasts night to DCCAH‘s Art Salon at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Recycled Meaning: Oil and Water.

Over 300 artists and art enthusiasts mixed and mingled in the halls of the Corcoran, as six local artists displayed and discussed their reactionary pieces to the gallery’s two current exhibitions, Sargent and the Sea and Edward Burtynsky: Oil.

The conversation between the two exhibits and local flavor was initiated by four visual artists: Tim Conlon, Chanel Compton, Brandon Hill and Aniekan Udofia. Each artist created an individual piece and also came together on a collaborative effort to continue the conversation started by the two exhibitions at the Corcoran. The original pieces were in direct conversation with either the Burtynsky or the Sargent exhbition.

Local musicians Maureen Andary and Kev. O also contributed an original composition depicting the juxtaposition of oil and water, a continuing theme throughout the night, by utilizing a binary scale.

This event would not have been possible without the artists. A very special


for their unending dedication in making this event possible. Each artist supported our mission at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities by aiding us in the support and cultivation of the rich artistic expression present throughout all of D.C.

Often in D.C., as in art, there are multiple conversations through out the city running independently of one other. This Art Salon aimed to provide not only a forum for these discussions to interact, but the support to enable these conversations to grow and expand upon one another.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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1 Response to October Art Salon at the Corcoran is a success!

  1. Pingback: FotoWeekDC: Edward Burtynsky « DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

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