ARTINA 2022: A Space in Place

A cropped shot of the sculpture "Coextensive Coexistence" by Marc Robarge. 6 colorful hoops are suspended from a tree looping around the trunk.

ARTINA 2022: A Space in Place

The Washington Sculptors Group presents A Space in Place for an annual outdoor sculpture installation.  This year, artists respond to the theme of sculpture being out of place. 

For something to be out of place, one must question the relationship between the object and its surroundings. A Space in Place will be an immersive sculpture garden with site-specific sculptural disruptions on the museum grounds, for example, an oil rig amongst a rose garden or sculptures interrupting paved walkways.  ‘Out of place’ may also refer to the object being located out of context or the contrast between the topic of the artwork and the place in which it resides. Although the friction of opposition may also exist within the object itself. Sculptures may resemble functional objects defying their functionality.  

The dichotomy of space and place is presented for artists and viewers alike to engage with relationships to place. How might the placement and context of sculptures on the museum property effect our understanding of the sculptural work and the museum space? 

About the Juror

Natalie Fulgencio-Turner is a curator who develops multicultural and multilingual exhibitions and art experiences. Her practice is rooted in sustainable partnerships, which she maintains with the International Monetary Fund, community galleries of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and through local DC Metro artists affiliated with the Arlington Arts Center and Black Market Art/Common Collective DC initiative.

For more information about the Washington Sculptors Group please refer to the website below:

https://washingtonsculptors.org/

What is Ours?

September 7 – November 16, 2022

Get your free tickets for the opening reception on Sunday, September 25.

In a contemporary culture where womxn* artists are profoundly underrepresented in art institutions and women’s rights continue to be repealed, What is Ours? is an opportunity for womxn to reclaim space, authority and confidence in themselves, their communities and our collective future. This juried group exhibition by members of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC is a culmination of artistic expressions devoted to individual and shared experiences in present-day society. 

*womxn is an inclusive term used to describe all people who identify as women.

Meet the juror:

Risikat ‘Kat’ Okedeyi is a curator, cultural architect, business owner, professor and connector. Her personal mission is to create and produce high-quality cultural events, digital media, and conversations on and around progressive global Black culture, identities and aesthetics. She has professional affiliations with Prince George’s Community College, Bowie State University, The Kennedy Center, The Reach, Pyramid Atlantic and STABLE Arts.

If you are interested in learning more about the local Women’s Caucus for Art, please see the link below:

https://www.wcadc.org/

Sharp Street United Methodist Church

Opened February 28, 2022

First formed in 1822 as Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharp Street United Methodist Church is the oldest Black church in Montgomery County. This exhibit honors this social and spiritual anchor of the Sandy Spring Community with a display of related artifacts and photos, many of which are on loan from church members.