May 17 – June 7, 2013

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts


The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, a fabulous DC organization that helps promote healing practices for people affected by cancer, hosted a fundraiser this month and asked 125 artist to create vessels that reflect on the transformation of healing.

"The walls of the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery have been overtaken by the diverse works of 125 of Washington, D.C.’s most accomplished artist. Hand-selected b 16 invited curators, each artist was given the task of reinterpreting the simple form of a ceramic bowl as part of a community dialogue about the transformative healing power of the arts. This collaborative exhibition, catalyzed by local cancer support nonprofit Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, will be on display through June 7th. Speaking to the Smith Center’s work and mission, each work draws inspiration from the alchemical process, symbolically referencing creating a place where healing can take place." – Huffington Post 125 of D.C.’s Most Influential Artists Join Forces for a Community Exhibition and Benefit

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