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Arlington Arts Center Announces Assembly 2019, AAC’s Inaugural Regional Biennial

by Embracing Arlington Arts August 26, 2019 at 9:45 am 0

This Community Post was written by Arlington Arts Center and underwritten by The Fred Schnider Investment Group/Fred Schnider Gallery of Art and Embracing Arlington Arts supporter Annie Sweeney.

Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce Assembly 2019, AAC’s inaugural regional biennial.

This new program will explore trends among artists in the region and feature emerging artists alongside artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic and its art scenes. The artists in Assembly 2019 work in a range of media, from painting to installation, and were selected by Blair Murphy, AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, from an open call.

“For the first edition of the biennial, we are excited to present an exhibition that reflects the processes and materials artists are using today, while nodding to the ongoing influence of the region’s artistic legacies,” explained Murphy. “There are so many talented artists working in the Mid-Atlantic — there’s a real need for more opportunities to highlight the strength of the work being made while making connections across media and generations.”

AAC’s Executive Director, Holly Koons, notes, “This inaugural exhibition builds a strong foundation for a program we are excited to grow in the coming years. AAC is positioning itself as an artistic nexus within the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting a diverse range of artists who enrich the cultural landscape with stimulating, thought-provoking work.”

Assembly 2019 opens September 21 at Arlington Arts Center. For more information, including a full list of artists, go to arlingtonartscenter.org.

Image: Shannon Collis + Liz Donadio, Singular Space: ICA Baltimore, 2019

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