ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.

ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.Curator and exhibition founder Jamie Smith and painter Jason Ressler in front of his work “Dwell,” 2011-2012, mixed media on paper.

ACADEMY 2012 – Conner Contemporary Art’s 12th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area held its opening reception on Saturday evening, July 7 in Washington, D.C.

EXHIBITION FOUNDER and curator Jamie Smith, Ph.D. invited artists Selin Balci, Elliot Bryant, Aaron Canipe, Misha Capecchi, Josh Chance, Wesley Clark, Jennifer Coster, Zachary Goldman, Toym Imao, Brittany Law, Pablo Garcia Lopez, Ali Miller, Adam Nelson, Nara Park, Alexander Peace, Camden Place, Jason Ressler, Samuel Scharf, Ryan Carr Johnson, Heather Stratton and Ben Tolman to participate. The representing institutions are American University, Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Maryland.

ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.Lauren Adkins, National Trust For Historic Preservation, and Roger Caruth, Cutlass & Cane Clothing Co.

THE EXHIBITION runs through August 18, 2012. Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 in the Historic Atlas/H Street area. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. Tel. 202-588-8750. For more information: www.connercontemporary.com.

ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.“Altered” by Wesley Clark (2012)

ACADEMY 2012 opened on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.ACADEMY 2012 opens at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.

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