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VARTS Faculty and Grads at WPA Exhibition, Catalyst
Saturday, November 13th, 2010 // 6 - 9 PM Opening
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Several Visual Arts faculty, IMDA graduate students, and IMDA alumni are exhibiting work at the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Catalyst, at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Washington, D.C., November 10 - December 19, 2010. The exhibition is curated by Visual Arts Adjunct Professor James Mahoney.

Exhibiting artists include
Associate Professor Vin Grabill
IMDA graduate student Gary Kachadourian
IMDA alumna Inga Frick

At the opening on Friday, Nov. 13, there will be special performances by
Assistant Professor Kelley Bell
IMDA alumnus Jaimes Mayhew
IMDA alumna Shannon Young

Catalyst is a dynamic, narrative recollection of WPA's legacy, showcasing selected artists, exhibitions, programs, and events from its 35-year history. Featuring works by over 100 artists, the exhibition celebrates the catalytic power of the WPA and the artists who benefited from the organization's support and encouragement. Curated by J. W. Mahoney, Catalyst includes recent and period artworks, documentation in both still and moving media and a series of related performances and public programs.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 100-page, fully illustrated color catalogue. With an introduction by American University Museum Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen, the catalogue features essays by exhibition curator J.W. Mahoney, former WPA Executive Director Jock Reynolds, and former Bookworks Manager Robin Moore; an illustrated timeline of selected moments in WPA's history; and an illustrated exhibition checklist.

The Katzen Center is at the American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC, 20016.