“Intersection: Identity and Culture,” An All-Media Exhibit at Falls Church Arts
“Intersection: Identity and Culture,” An All-Media Exhibit Opens at Falls Church Arts on November 18
For this exhibit, “Intersection: Identity and Culture,” artists were invited to share works expressing the intersection of their identity and their culture of origin or the culture in which they find themselves. The all-media show at Falls Church Arts brings together thirty-eight artworks that explore this exhibit theme. The show opens on Saturday, November 18 with an open reception from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Juror’s Award will be announced during the evening, and artists will be on hand to answer questions about their inspiration and process.
Participants employed a range of media, including watercolor, mixed media, acrylic on canvas collage, gel plate monoprint and woodblock prints, oil, clay, water and ink on paper, wood, and monotype, among others.
Fabiola R. Delgado, the exhibit juror, talked about the importance of pursuing exploratory themes in the art world. “I was deeply moved by the sensitivity and thoughtfulness of the artworks submitted for this exhibition. It takes immense courage to expose oneself openly, and the vulnerability displayed by the artists is a necessary unveiling of our shared journeys of self-discovery, influence, and connection. Each piece offered a unique perspective and invited viewers to contemplate on deeply personal but universal stories, encouraging us to embrace the vast diversity that defines our existence.”
“It was a privilege to witness such a rich and inspiring dialogue unfold within the artworks. This experience reinforced the importance of engaging with our local art communities, as it ensures that creativity is cultivated, and that diverse voices are acknowledged and uplifted.”
Ms. Delgado is an independent curator, creative consultant, and a program specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum. She has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, The Embassy of Spain, Times Square Arts, The Center for Book Arts NYC, MacArthur Fellow Mel Chin, and the Obama White House.
Falls Church Arts gallery is located at 700-B West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Masks are optional and guests are asked to postpone their visit if they are not well.
Artworks can viewed online at www.fallschurcharts.org. All pieces can be purchased at the gallery or on the website.
The Juror’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards are made possible by a donation from Art and Frame of Falls Church, 307 East Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.
Participating artists include:
Asia Anderson, Ken Beerbohm, Blanca Belisario, E. Bolotas, Alonzo Crawford, Vitalino Deleon, Fariba Doroudian, Erin Endean, Miki Nishida Goerdt, Kara Holman, Pamela Huffman, Farida Hughes,
Maria Kinnane, Alison Kysia, Xixi Luo, Steve Mabley, Nicole Maloof,
Sheldon McClendon, Cynthia Miller, Eileen O’Brien, Rebecca Perez,
Michael Potashnik, William Rollins, Maryam Sakhaeifar, Andrea Salzman,
Arleen Cannata Seed, Joan Slottow, Susanne Tabet, Maxwell Torgersen, and Bobbi Wolcott.
Since Falls Church Arts’ inception in 2003, it has focused on the visual arts, bringing opportunities to exhibit, learn about, share, and experience art to the community. Education has been at the heart of the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Classes cater to all ages and skill levels and focus on developing or enhancing core skills. Emerging and professional artists are encouraged to participate in the juried exhibits at the gallery. Falls Church Arts is supported by the strong funding of its members and the generosity of corporate donors and the community at large and has been the honored recipient of grants from the City of Falls Church’s CATCH Foundation and Arts Fairfax. To become a member or learn more, go to https://www.fallschurcharts.org.