Opening Friday, November 3rd 608pm Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
The One House Project is a collaborative installation by the Art Watch collective led by both me and Ellyn Weiss. It brings the idea of inclusion to a personal level where we recognize our own roots i.e. unless we are Native American we are all immigrants whether we came here willingly or against our own volition. We have translated that idea to a physical structure of a house that will be constructed in the gallery space. The outward walls of the house will be completed by the individually decorated wooden panels created by over 220 DMV artists where they honor one of their ancestors. Or, as in my case, my panel references the recent immigration and naturalization of both me and my husband, Prem.
Not only is One House a powerful and moving tribute to the diversity and complexity of what America is today, it is one of the biggest collaborations of artists in the mid-atlantic region. So please don’t miss it.
The opening reception is Friday November 3rd, 6-8pm.
We have also lined up the following programs:
Genealogy Workshop by The Labs @DCPL: Thursday, November 9, 7 – 9pm at Touchstone Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 11, 2 – 4 pm
Art Workshop: Saturday, November 18, 1 – 3 pm
All events are free to the public and all details will be available on the Touchstone Gallery’s website.
Come out and support us and learn how you can contribute to this ongoing project!