Wed, 07/11/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Artist Showcase: Tonette Griffin
Where |Local 16
1602 U Street
Washington, DC 20009
About This Event
On July 11 ArtSee will be at Local 16 for the second time to feature a local emerging artist in the Artist Showcase series. On the second Wednesday of each month, a local artist will have the opportunity to feature their work in a pop up exhibition during prime happy hour time at the popular DC bar and restaurant. Similar to the ‘Sundays with ArtSee program,’ the goal of these happy hours is to increase the exposure of local artists and showcase their work to new audiences.
The second talented artist to be featured in this series is Tonette Griffin, a recent Corcoran graduate. Griffin is a DC transplant from Norfolk, Virginia and spent the last 4 years studying and perfecting her work at the Corcoran. Her work focuses on identity and more recently the reflection on female identity.
This Artist Showcase will feature works from her senior thesis show from the Corcoran, Womanhood in addition to works from a previous series Wanderlust. The show will feature 9 works and a video made by Griffin to accompany her Wanderlust photos. Founder, Elizabeth Grazioli, says “Tonette’s work is sensitive yet provocative. This pop up exhibition will show two very different sides to Tonette’s deep thinking of the meaning of identity.”
The partnership between ArtSee and Local 16 aligns perfectly with the mission of supporting the DC art community. Local 16 has been involved in supporting the DC art community for many years. In addition to being a co-sponsor and event host of FotoWeek, they host their own Artist Collective. This collective gives artists a chance to display their work on the walls of their establishment. This artist showcase is just another example of giving artists that opportunity.