A Cultural History of My Neighborhood (2009-2011)

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Chosen as best gallery show by the Washington Examiner, April 21, 2011.

The images above are selected from A Cultural History of My Neighborhood public art project and exhibition which opens April 2, 2011.This project is a collaboration with The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and Iona Senior Services. A Cultural History of My Neighborhood documents historic changes to Tenleytown, the second oldest neighborhood in Washington, DC. Beginning April 2, 2011, large photo collages can be seen in the windows of an empty building scheduled for renovation by the Douglas Development Corporation at the corner of Brandywine Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW. Smaller versions of the work with additional photo-collages will be displayed at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center April 2-May 15, 2011. A fluid sense of time and place and the impact of the past on the present is palpable in this work.

Read complete artist’s statement here.

2011 Community Events

April 9 – 2 PM Artist’s talk. Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW and viewing of the public art installation.

May 1 – 3:30 PM Meet the artist and view photo-collages: Brandywine Street NW and Wisconsin Avenue NW. 4 PM Iona Senior Services free concert at the City Church, 4100 River Road NW. Meet the artist again at Iona Senior Services reception immediately following the concert, 4125 Albemarle Street NW.

May 16-28, 2011 Collect oral histories, photographs, and memorabilia from participants of Iona Senior Services. This raw material will form the basis of new photo-collages. If you would like to participate in the oral history project, contact me at gail@gailrebhan.com.

A press release with more information is available here. To view a list of my sources click My-Neighborhood-Source-Material

Video on My Neighborhood Public Art Project and Exhibition 2011