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Info Ex
Information Exchange
with visiting curator Meiya Cheng

Public Talk: Thursday, June 7, 6:30-8:00pm
UBS Financial Services Auditorium
1501 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC
There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.
Email bmurphy@wpadc.org by Monday, June 4 to RSVP


Individual Meetings: Friday, June 8, 10am-5pm

The deadline to submit for an individual meeting has passed.

Washington Project for the Arts hosts a public talk and day of individual meetings with curator Meiya Cheng. Cheng visits DC as part of InfoEx, an informal partnership between Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. Cheng will give a public talk on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30pm in the auditorium at UBS Financial Services at 1501 K Street NW. On Friday, June 8, she will hold one-on-one meetings with WPA member artists and curators.

Begun in 2008, InfoEx brings international curators in residence at ISCP to DC to present recent and upcoming projects and meet with local artists and curators. By bringing international curators to DC, WPA hopes to initiate challenging conversations and create a forum for artists and curators to engage with each other's work.

About Meiya Cheng
Meiya Cheng is an independent curator and cultural organizer based in Taipei. She previously worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art,Taipei. Her research and curatorial practice focus primarily on institutional critique and art practices in the technological age. She has written for Artco magazine, Art and Investment and Broadsheet. Recent projects include Taipei Contemporary Art Center, co-founded with a group of activists, artists and curators in 2009; Augmenting the World, a curatorial project for the 6th Taipei Digital Art Festival; and Trading Futures, co-curated with Pauline Yao, Taipei Contemporary Art Center.

Special thanks to our 2012 InfoEx sponsor, UBS Financial Services

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WPA's No Artist left Behind Series presents
Acid Etching Image Transfer Workshop

Date: June 16, 2012, 1-4pm
Location: VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD
Cost: Free to WPA Members, $60 for non-members, additional materials fee ($5)

Learn how any drawing, image, or photo may be transferred directly and permanently to a flat sheet of brass, copper or silver. In this special hands-on workshop, metalsmith and artist Mimi Harris will teach participants how to use acid etching and resist techniques to transfer images to metal. Participants will make several etched 2 inch plates that they may keep for use in their future work. No metalworking experience is necessary. Workshop size will be limited to 10 participants and a materials and equipment fee of $5 will be assessed per person, payable in advance. Participants wanting to work in sterling silver will have to pay an additional materials fee, payable at the workshop based on usage. Participants will be using tools and working with strong acids and should dress appropriately. Participants will be able to use pre-selected images for the workshop, however, if participants have specific images they wish to use, those images should be no larger than 2" x 2". To register for the workshop, please contact WPA Membership Director Liz Georges at lgeorges@wpadc.org.

Mimi Harris has been a maker for most of her life; pottery, painting, silk screening, fiber work and for the past 20 years, metals. Currently she is a resident artist and teaching at The Center for Visual Arts in Rockville, where she is creating story jewelry and small sculptural pieces in metals, stones, and found objects.

 

 

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