Exhibit featuring Afghani and U.S. artists coming to Rockville

February 27, 2013 by  

The exhibit ‘Crossing the Distance. Translocal Art-Making: Holding a Far Away Camera’ will be showing at the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts) throughout March. The exhibit is a cross-cultural exchange between artists from the United States and Afghanistan.

The display is down to the combined efforts of the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan in Kabul and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. The works of contemporary artists from both countries are represented in the show, and some of the artists who will be taking part are Alex D’Agostino, Angela Hong, Ali Aichlaqi, and Arzoo Waseed. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit and artists talks on March 8 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The show will travel to Afghanistan after this.

Sponsorships are available and necessary for this exhibit to cover such things as the costs of shipping between the two countries and the costs of framing the works of art between Rockville and Kabul. They are also needed to cover the expenses of postcard printing and the printing of other educational materials which will be distributed through the exhibit. Postcards will be used to advertise the exhibit in the local community. Sponsors will also be invited to a special VIP reception, a private tour of the exhibit, and a reproduction of a work of art.

VisArts is open Wednesday through Saturdays and admission is free. The exhibit will be taking place in the Kaplan Gallery. For more information, call 301-315-8200 x3.