Enough about me, Gail Rebhan has a collaboration with the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and Iona Senior Services to create a public art project and exhibition on the cultural history of the Tenleytown neighborhood. Four large photo-collages can be seen in the windows of the old Babe’s Billiards at Brandywine Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW. These will be displayed until the building is renovated/demolished. Fifteen smaller photo collages will be displayed at the American University Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, April 2- May 15.
This project includes several events:
April 2 opening (6 to 9 PM) at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Exhibition continues through May 15, 2011.
April 9 at 2 PM talk at the new Tenley library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. After a short presentation on the project, participants will walk over to see the photo-collages at Brandywine and Wisconsin Avenue NW.
May 1 at 3:30 PM there will be a “meet the artist” reception at Brandywine and Wisconsin Avenue NW.
May 16-28 Gail will collect oral histories at Iona Senior Services. These oral histories will form the basis of new artwork.
Personally, I’m pretty interested to see how she combines oral history and collage, and to find out if Tenleytown had a more interesting history than the big box stores that currently dominate. See you there!