See Michele Colburn's "War Paths" this weekend

Our current exhibit,"WAR PATHS: The Art of Michele Colburn," leads Mark Jenkins' Galleries column in last Sunday's editions of The Washington Post (July 26).Under the headline, "Questioning violence by intertwining toy bears and trip wire," Jenkins writes: "Michele Colburn shoots guns. She also knits, and for the same reason---to call into question the mechanisms of violence."

The review continues: Colburn "conflates images of barbarism and innocence" to create art that addresses one of the Nation's most urgent and politicized issues, our failure to keep semi-automatic weapons out of the hands of persons with criminal records and serious psychological and emotional problems, not to mention racist and/or right wing political views.SEE "WAR PATHS: The Art of Michele Colburn" this weekend, Sat/Sun 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


The Art of Social and Political Change


“By showing the work of artists who have sought to influence, or who have been influenced by, the great social and political upheavals of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, I hope to influence the way their art is viewed, understood and valued by museum curators, art historians, art critics and collectors throughout the world.

My gallery will exhibit and sell fine art I admire for its quality and originality as well as its social and political significance. It will also show work by artists I admire for the risks they have taken to defend their artistic freedom and/or the political and human rights of others. The work shown in my gallery will be selected on the basis of its artistic merit and its impact, both visual and political, irrespective of the artists’ political views---or my own.”

The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m to 6 p.m. or during the week by appointment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please call 202-638-3612

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