For Immediate Release
September 1, 2016
Curated by Molly Ruppert
50+ DMV ARTISTS, 90+ WORKS OF ART, $500 OR LESS
September 16 - October 29
Anacostia Arts Center and Molly Ruppert present the return of Cheap Thrills, a group show of over 50 artists from the DC Metropolitan Area that will exhibit varied works all priced at $500 or less. The exhibition will include established artists and first-time exhibitors as well as a diverse range of media includin
g sculpture, photography, painting, installation, and collage.
Cheap Thrills will be on display at Anacostia Arts Center September 16 - October 29. The opening reception will be on September 16 from 6 - 9 pm including a DJ and light refreshments. The exhibition will be open for viewing Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm. Events are FREE and open to the public.
This is the second Cheap Thrills exhibition, and the new iteration includ
es more artists and work than the first show, which opened in 2014.
The artist roster includes established talents like Sondra Arkin and Andrew Wodzianski as well as many emerging artists, some of whom have not yet shown in a gallery setting.
Anacostia Arts Center Director, Kate Taylor Davis says, "This was one of the center's most popular shows, and we are excited to mount another version! It's a great way to connect artists to each other and cultivate art buyers at all levels. By encouraging novice collectors, this show is an excellent vehicle to support the local creative economy."
Cheap Thrills is Molly Ruppert's fourth show on Good Hope Road SE. Ruppert has
curated and juried dozens of DC art shows for over 30 years. She is adored by many DC artists for giving them exposure and exhibition opportunities early in their careers.
Krystal Alston, Nataliya Andreyeva, Sondra Arkin, Melanie Bikowski, Marie De Amici, Marilyn Banner, Sara Caporaletti, Alexandra Chiou, Mei Mei Chang, Irene Clouthier, Alonzo Crawford, Michael Crossett, Richard L. Dana, Gwynne Davis, Jared Davis, Cheryl D. Edwards, Diane English, Dorothy Fall, Diana Gabler, Patricia Goslee, Aisha Graham, Sherill Anne Gross, David Allen Harris, Shawn G. Hart, Brittany Harvey, Eve Hennessa, Torrance Hill, Ashley Ja'nae, Seth Kaplan, Zofie Lang, Megan Maher, Azita Mashayekhi, Nahid Navab, Anna Northrup, W. L. Pierce, Kelly Posey, Lyric Prince, Milind Raj, Lisa Rosenstein, Arshum Rouhanian, Alma Selimovic, Alexandra Silverthorne, Steven Stichter, Veronica Szalus, Karen Joan Topping, Ruth Trevarrow, Jenny Walton, Alice Whealin, Angela White, Demetria Willis, Sharon Wise, Andrew Wodzianski
About Anacostia Arts Center:
Anacostia Arts Center is a project of the ARCH Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a home for small businesses, artists, arts and cultural organizations to fulfill its commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia. The 9,300 square ft. arts center opened in June of 2013 and includes a café, a black box theatre, a yoga studio, two boutiques, a physical therapy studio, an artist exchange and two art galleries.
Press images available upon request.