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December Exhibits: Art Meets Philanthropy

Detail from Long Night at the Soup Kitchen, charcoal on canvas, by Thien-Kim Pham.
Detail from Long Night at the Soup Kitchen, charcoal on canvas, by Thien-Kim Pham.

The December All-Media Exhibit opened yesterday, “The Street Sense Project” opens today, and starting Saturday, The Art League Gallery is thrilled to host a new exhibit from a special group of artists.

The ceramic art in the IMPART Ceramics Exhibit is by eight artists who are new to the Gallery. They’re all participants in the IMPART program — a collaboration between The Art League and the Wounded Warriors at Fort Belvoir to teach visual arts to Injured Military Personnel, and their escorts and caregivers, with an emphasis on personal enrichment, improving motor skills, relaxed social engagement, and expressive catharsis.

A sculpture and teapot by the IMPART artists.
A sculpture and teapot by the IMPART artists.

Impart ceramics

In this month’s solo exhibit, artist Thien-Kim Pham created portraits in the unusual medium of charcoal on canvas. The subjects are all people she’s met who live on the street, and Pham’s somber portraits call attention to their lives.

Portions of sales from the portraits will be donated to related charities, which are listed on the exhibit page.

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Two portraits in charcoal by Thien-Kim Pham featured in "The Street Sense Project."
Two portraits in charcoal by Thien-Kim Pham featured in “The Street Sense Project.”

See below for more images from the Gallery. We’ll have more on these exhibits in the days to come, and please join us next Thursday, December 12, for the opening reception!

December All-Media Exhibit / “The Street Sense Project”
Through January 6
Opening reception: Thursday, December 12, 6:30–8:00 pm

IMPART Ceramics Exhibit
December 7–January 5

Artwork from the December group exhibit, juried by Marlene Harrison.
Artwork from the December group exhibit, juried by Marlene Harrison.
The December All-Media exhibit includes lots of work by our 3-D artists.
The December All-Media exhibit includes lots of work by our 3-D artists.
Antique Universe by Elena Tchernomazova.
Antique Universe by Elena Tchernomazova.
Christmas 1960, oil on canvas by Gail Vogels, winner of the Carol Zakaski Memorial Award for best in show.
Christmas 1960, oil on canvas by Gail Vogels, winner of the Carol Zakaski Memorial Award for best in show.
Sweet Vidalia, carved maple by Tatyana Schremko Schriempf, winner of the Bertha G. Harrison award.
Sweet Vidalia, carved maple by Tatyana Schremko Schriempf, winner of the Bertha G. Harrison award.
Giraffe Hotel by Trinka Roeckelein.
Giraffe Hotel by Trinka Roeckelein.
More artwork from the IMPART Ceramics Exhibit (click for full size).
More artwork from the IMPART Ceramics Exhibit (click for full size).
From "The Street Sense Project."
From “The Street Sense Project.”

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