40 Years of Finding Your Artist at AAC
Happy New Year from AAC – We’re baaaack!
We are so excited to be kicking off 2014, but we have a little confession. We’re turning 40 this year (I know, we don’t look a day over 25!).
Yes, that’s right, we’ve been bringing you exhibitions for 40 years by the region’s best and brightest contemporary artists (not to mention emerging artists and art classes!)
To jump-start a year of 40th anniversary celebrations, guest curator and arts maven Laura Roulet is organizing CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art as our first show of the new year.
Laura sifted through our archives and identified five artists who got their start at AAC and invited them to show with us again. Then, those five artists aided Laura in selecting five emerging artists to represent the next generation, celebrating both our past and the future of art.
Artists featured in the show:
- Ken Ashton
- Martha Jackson Jarvis
- J.J. McCracken
- Nikki Painter
- Alex Podesta
- Soledad Salamé
- Erik Thor Sandberg
- Foon Sham
- Tariq Tucker
- Dane Winkler
Upstairs in the Wyatt Gallery you’ll find art by all of AAC’s current residents in the show Here and Now.
The hip Sixties and groovy Seventies were a busy time for artists in the DC area. Several area organizations and collectives like the Torpedo Factory, Washington Project for the Arts and the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) incorporated during those years, along with AAC.