It is that time of year again and I have work in upcoming G40 at @blindwhino this weekend.
G40 Art Summit is a yearly group art show that brings together world renown artists for a month long exhibit with a different theme every year. This year’s theme focuses on artwork that goes beyond the traditional two dimensional canvas. Artists are challenged to approach their work in a multi dimensional format which will expand boundaries and grow possibilities. Artwork will include a range for solutions from layered canvases, to art on found objects, to free standing pieces. The exhibit will take place at Blind Whino for the second year running. The building’s many nooks and ample spaces provide the ideal backdrop for installations that will transform the space into living art.
Continuing with G40’s tradition of month long of programming in conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a range of events and activities throughout the month for patrons to return multiple times. Besides the opening and closing receptions there will be special events like a wine showcase with performances by legendary musicians Brand Nubian and Black Sheep, as well as an outdoor arts and crafts showcase as part of the SW ArtsFest.
About the G40
The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metro area. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully immersed in over 1000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs. In 2011 G40 explored the media of art which are on the forefront of creative transitions and growing in large scale with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world. Some of these genres include Customized collectibles, Skateboard Art, Stencil, Wheat Paste and 3D Installations. In 2012 the theme was the “Art of the Mural”. Traveling to Richmond, VA. and inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond as well as having six exhibits in pop up galleries along the main street of the arts district. With two dimensional work and installations by each mural artist, these shows offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists’ work. In 2013 it transformed a 138 year old abandoned church to a full scale piece of art with a full building mural by Hense and a massive interior mural by Australian artist Meggs. In keeping with the spirit of the transformation of the building the theme for the group art show was Transformation as artists were challenged to use found objects to repurpose them to pieces of art.
700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Located less than one mile from the US Capitol, within 4 blocks of 2 Metro Stations
G40 Exhibit Schedule:
Exhibit runs: Sept 14th - October 4th, 2014
Sept 14-Oct 4th
Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 8 to Midnight
Free with advance RSVP HERE
A Night with Sadat X and Will Tell “True Wine Connoisseurs”
Saturday, September 27, 2014 8 to Midnight
Musical Performances by the Legendary Brand Nubian and Black Sheep!
Sadat X and Will Tell will be featuring their wines and doing signings
$15 with Advance purchase. Purchase HERE
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 8 to Midnight
Free with advance RSVP HERE
Outdoor Arts Festival
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 11am-4pm
As part of the SW ArtFest we are hosting an Outdoor Arts Festival
Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food and Musical Performances
Artist form to participate
Vendor form to participate
Performers form interested in participating