eMotion Pictures (April-May 2001)- An exhibit of artwork created by orthopaedic surgeons and their patients. This is a traveling exhibit that has been shown both in the US and abroad; among places it will be exhibited is the UN Building in New York City. The second major event of the year, the exhibit was a success and the opening reception was attended by approximately 200 people.
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Through the Eyes of Children…September 11, 2001. Sponsored in part byAOL/Time-Warner, this exhibit showcases art from various elementary and secondary schools from around the country with emphasis on children’s perspectives concerning the events surrounding September 11th. Drawings, writings and sculpture arrived from Washington DC, Virginia, New Jersey, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, plus Finland and Quebec, Canada. Other sponsors included Gary Heurich, president of Heurch Brewing Company, Tortilla Coast and over 30 Representatives including the MAC advisory board. A major success, this exhibit was covered by the Washington Post, local channels 7and 9, CBC Radio and PBS the night of the reception, which hosted approximately 150-200 people.
Mali Folk Art (October 2003)- There were thousands of Folk Art items left over by the Smithsonian’s Folk Life Festival from the African Nation of Mali. The Smithsonian used our space at MAC to sell what was left over.
Crosstown Jam (April 2002)- A weekend feast of musical styles and workshops by the Washington Area Music Association.
Inaugural Exhibit and Artist’s Inaugural Ball (January-February 2001)- Actually the 3rd Inaugural Exhibit organized by Bill Wooby… the first was at his Collector Art Gallery & Restaurant in DuPont Circle, the 2nd at his gallery-Art on the 7th Floor at the Washington Design Center. It was the first public event held at MAC. The exhibit included the artwork of artists representing 26 states, plus DC.
The Artists’s Inaugural Ball was held the weekend of the official balls and despite the inclement weather and heavy traffic, both events were huge successes. Close to 300 people attended the ball, wityh approximately 200 attending the opening reception of the exhibit. Those attending came from states outside the Metropolitan DC area as well as locally.
Take Me to the River (May-June 2003)- An exhibit featuring artists from seven countries, six of the artists being from the Washington, DC area. First exhibited in Cairo, Egypt in October 2002. Staged in conjunction with the exhibition “Whispers From the Other River: Contemporary Egyptian Art” at the World Bank.
These are some of the artists who had studio space in the Millennium Arts Center.
Ann Creager, Richard Dana, Wendy Garner, Bonnie Holland, Judy Jashinsky, Ian Jehle, Kevin Kepple, Barbara Kerne, Gordon Kray, Sherrell Medbery, Kari Minnick, Nan Montgomery, Joyce Muis-Lowery, Anne Murphy, Mark Planisek, Quentin Rankin, Walter Smalling, Susan Smith-Pinelo, Frances Sniffen, Charles St. Charles, Dan Steinhilber, Betsy Stewart, Karen Topping, Andres Tremols, Ellyn Weiss
Women Marching Into the New Millennium (March 2001)- Members of the Women’s Caucus for Art displayed artwork they created, both past and present. A history of their organization accompanied the exhibit. Martha Tabor, a local artist, was given a life achievement award fro her work in the arts.
Lucky 7 (September 2001)- An exhibit curated by Annie Adjchavanich, acting director of the WPA/Corcoran, featuring the work of artists Jose A. Ruiz, Champneys Taylor, Andres Tremols, Ryan Hackett, Clavin Edward Ramsburg, Peter Regas and Hanna Rose, the 8-year-old daughter of painter Robin Rose.
Pyramid Atlantic at the Millennium (May-June 2002)- Pyramid, a center for hand papermaking & printmaking, displayed an exhibition of contemporary prints; June 2- included a demonstration of silkscreen monotypes by local paper/ print-making artists.
Meltdown Art Exhibit- 2002 (September-October 2003)- Glass art created by artists from around the US including several students of the Meltdown Glass Studio at the Millennium Arts Center. The exhibit was planned to coincide with the Warm Glass Weekend which draws thousands of glass artists and collectors.
Very Special Arts (December 2002)- Benefit for MAC and VSA with an exhibit of hundreds of original paintings, sculptures and posters.
Deconstructed West (December 6, 2001-January 26 2002)- Representing fellowship artists from Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. ” It is important to see their work because the art world tends to polarize itself between California and New York- as if nothing existed between. These artists give lie to this assumption and engage us with their individual artisitic perspectives.”-Juror, Lowery Stokes Sims, Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem.