The ribbon cutting ceremony at The Gallery at 200 Eye Street, S.E. in Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon.
A RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony at newly renovated District government building at 200 Eye Street, S.E., in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Sept. 7., launched the new Gallery at 200 Eye Street, which occupies the entrance lobby of the building that will house new headquarters for several District government agencies.
THE GALLERY AT 200 Eye Street is the first and only District-owned interior space created solely for the exhibition of fine art. A rotation of fine art exhibits will be curated by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and artists and organizations can submit exhibition proposals. All exhibits will be open to the public during normal business hours. The renovated building is the former Washington Star printing plant.
THE INAUGURAL EXHIBITION at the Gallery featured the following artists: Anna U. Davis, Khahn H. Le, Scott G. Brooks, Alexandra Silverthorne, Asmara Marek, Barbara Liotta, Colin Winterbottom, Janis Goodman, John James Anderson, Judy Southerland, Mary Early, Michael Iacovone, Rik Freeman, Siobhan Rigg, Gediyon Kifle.
WASHINGTON Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Chair Judith Terra of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Executive Director Lionel Thomas of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities were among the speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Washington mayor Vincent C. Gray gives his remarks during the opening ceremony.
“The Reluctant Builder” – artwork in acrylic, paper and ink on birch by Swedish-born artist Anna U. Davis
Judith Terra, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, gives her remarks.