Gallery 102 at GWU and TEDxFoggyBottom present:
October 28 – November 15, 2013
Opening Reception: October 29, 7:00- 9:00 PM
Salon Event: November 13, 6:30 PM
Washington, DC – Gallery 102 at the George Washington University and TEDxFoggyBottom, are delighted to announce the collaborative exhibition, Illuminate! opening Monday, October 28 and closing Friday, November 15, 2013. An opening reception with the artists will take place Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00- 9:00 PM and a salon event will occur Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 PM.
TEDxFoggyBottom is a local TEDx event in the Foggy Bottom area geared towards challenging participants to not only learn and listen, but also to grow and encourage change as active members of the DC community. In the spirit of the TEDxFoggyBottom’s mission to mobilize dreamers, travelers, and learners whose goal is to encourage deep discussion and teamwork in the local community, the organization has come together with GWU’s student led art gallery, Gallery 102, to highlight the works of student artists who are taking risks and pushing their creative boundaries beyond what may be considered traditional medias and means. Illuminate! seeks to challenge artists to explore what illuminates, motivates, or inspires them in their artistic practices and everyday lives, while simultaneously encouraging viewers to consider and question the themes and concepts raised by artists. This exhibition serves as a precursor to TEDxFoggyBottom 2014: Illuminate on February 7th.
Curated by Roxanne Goldberg, Illuminate! features the work of MFA candidates Travis Beauchene, Robin Schaefer, Samantha Sethi, Shabnam Shamloo, and Ruitong Zhao, as well as undergraduate students Emily Hawthorne and Christie Malvin. A special collaboration by TEDxFoggyBottom student leaders will also be on display, as well as spaces for viewers to interact and engage with the artworks.