The 2013 International Glass & Clay Exhibition will celebrate cultural diplomacy and the arts in the heart of downtown D.C. At the core of this month-long event is an exhibition featuring glass and ceramic projects by artists in Washington, D.C., and its Sister City, Sunderland, England.
Using art as a bridge between two countries, the exhibition will unite Washington and Sunderland to celebrate the arts and the relationship nurtured through the Sister City program, a program stewarded by the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia.
Artists and artwork will soon be arriving from the Creative Cohesion and University of Sunderland, and D.C. -based artists represented by the Washington Glass School and Flux Studios will be acting as “cultural ambassadors” facilitating the exchange of ideas and images.
In addition to a spectacular exhibit, a number of demos and workshops are planned during the month at the gallery and the D.C.-area studios. Please visit Events for more information.
The International Glass & Clay Exhibition is held at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street NW, in partnership with Artomatic, Downtown Business Improvement District (Downtown BID), Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Sunderland, England City Council.
When: March 1 – 23
Exhibit hours: 12 – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays; and 12 – 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Cost: Free and open to the public
Where: The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 8th Street NW, within walking distance from the Gallery Place Metro station.
This will be the third collaboration with D.C.’s Sister City of Sunderland. In 2008, “Glass 3” was held in Georgetown; in 2009, 38 artists from Sunderland participated in the 10th Artomatic, held near the Navy Yard.