Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Artists Eric Celarier, Ani Hoover and Nicole Salimbene use trash to create powerful pieces of art by reusing cast off items. The repetition of forms references the long tradition of textile crafts such as quilting which often used discarded materials to create a new work; a form of ecology born out of necessity. For these artists, process and scale are important to their work because it mirrors the scale of our trash; in this current climate, they have an intrinsic message about how we treat our planet.
Finder - Maker will run April 21 - June 3 at Honfleur Gallery (located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, WDC 20020). An opening reception will be held April 21, 6 - 9PM. There will be an artist workshop with Ani Hoover on April 22, 1 - 4PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12PM - 7PM and by appointment.
About the Artists:
The curatorial team of Honfleur Gallery prides itself in exhibiting work from within the community. All of these artists are D.C. residents.
Ani Hoover earned a Master's of Fine Arts from The American University and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Missouri State University. Her first exhibit: Flow was presented at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, NY in 2006; Finder-Maker marks her 40th exhibit to date. While building on her craft, she has held residences in New York, Maine and the Guapamacataro Center for Art and Ecology in Michoacan, Mexico "a site-based and community-oriented initiative where artists from different disciplines, scientists, educators and activists converge to foster culture, collaboration and sustainable development." - Guapamacataro.org
Art teacher and Curator Eric Celarier is returning to the Honfleur Gallery, his first exhibit Sculpture Now 2013 was a group show collaboration with Washington Sculptors Group, curated by Florcy Morisset. A graduate of the University of Maryland, with a Master's of Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati Eric has presented his work at more than 30 shows. His award-winning work has been part of Artomatic for six years and continues to draw the attention of local and national press.
The internationally known Nicole Salimbene a graduate of University of Northern Colorado, has exhibited work as close as Arlington, Virginia and as far as Nogent sur Oise, France. With 20 exhibits in her repertoire, Nicole won the first-place Tom Rooney Prize, for her pieces in Sculpture Now 2012 with the Washington Sculptors Group, curated by Sarah Newman. Her work is often publicized by industry media and was recently featured in Sculpture Magazine.
Finder - Maker Curator Megan Maher, is a graduate of The American University with a Master's of Fine Art and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Indiana University. Recently expanding her expertise to curating, Megan is an artist with over two decades of experience; her debut exhibit Outsiders was presented at Centro Arti Visive, Perugia Italy. Megan is currently a Willow Street Gallery Committee Member.
About Honfleur Gallery: HonfleurGallery.com
Established in 2007, Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary fine art exhibition space located in the heart of Anacostia's Historic District. Honfleur Gallery is a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Historic Anacostia. Learn more at archdc.org.