For Immediate Release
August 8, 2014
FIND CHEAP THRILLS WITH EXHIBITION FEATURING OVER 70 WORKS UNDER $500
Opening August 25 with a Reception from 6 – 9 pm.
(Washington, DC) Anacostia Arts Center and Curator Molly Ruppert are excited to bring a new group show, Cheap Thrills to Anacostia. Over 40 artists from the DC Metropolitan Area will exhibit more than 70 varied works all selling for $500 or less. On opening night, enjoy light refreshments and live music from home grown ska band Eastern Standard Time.
Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Opening Reception is Monday, August 25 from 6-9pm. FREE. The exhibition runs through October 4th. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-7pm. The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.
Anacostia Art Center’s Director Kate Taylor Davis remarks, “ever since the success of last year’s Art Romp Anacostia, I have wanted to do another group show with Molly. In thinking of ways to make it unique, we decided to create a show where art buying didn’t need to be out of reach for the causal art fan. We also put out an open call for artists, which turned out an unprecedented number of submissions.”
Curator Molly Ruppert says of the show, “It is exciting to curate a new show at Anacostia Arts Center. Thanks to all the artists who answered the call for art. The show will spotlight the work of artists known to me and area galleries and introduce artists whose work I have just come to know. Combining these talents will make a great show.”
The show’s artist roster includes Krystal Alston, Sondra Arkin, Andrew Bain, Charles Bergen, Tarra Louis Charles, Andrew Cohen, Jared Davis, Dana Ellyn, Diane English, Brian Filipowich, Yvon Fleurival, Jonathan French, Adrienne Gaither, Sherill Anne Gross, Piper Grosswendt, Alexandra Hasson, Jay Hendrick, Eve Hennessa, Ellen Hill, Aaron Hughes, Amy Hughes Braden, Lexi Jordan, Rebecca Kallem, Seth Kaplan, Melanie Kehoss, F. Steven Kijek, Yaroslav Koporulin, Larry Lairson, Zofie Lang, Jennifer Lillis, Jane Mallen, Anne Marchand, Samuel Margai, Raegan Mathis, Carolina Mayorga, Terence Nicholson, Janelle Ortiz, Dino Paxinos, Luis Peralta, Marie Ringwald, Matt Sesow, Alexandra Silverthorne, Samuel Tefcon, Gail Volrath, Alison Waldman, Angela White, and Andrew Wodzianski.
About Anacostia Arts Center:
Anacostia Arts Center is a project of the ARCH Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a home for small businesses, artists, arts and cultural organizations to fulfill its commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia. The Arts Center is 9,300 square feet and includes a 1,000-square-foot Black Box Theater, six galleries/boutiques, and NURISH Food + Drink. The center opened in June of 2013.