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7th Annual Alchemical Vessels Benefit Event


7th Annual Alchemical Vessels

The Transformative Power of the Written Word 

Friday, May 3rd, 7:00 PM

Please join Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for a night of food, music and libation to celebrate our annual exhibition and fundraiser, Alchemical Vessels, now in our 7th year! This year’s show is based on the theme: The Transformative Power of the Written Word – inspired by Smith Center’s Cancer Support Programs community. We have selected written pieces authored by Smith Center participants over the years, from which 100 artists have been asked to respond to create their vessel.

A purchase of a Standard Benefit ticket for only $175 allows you to choose one of these amazing works to have for your very own!

Your generous purchase of a premier or standard benefit ticket allows you to own a unique piece of art from some of the finest artists in the DMV. Enjoy a lovely night of music and food, and all proceeds help fund Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, the only independent cancer support center based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental wellness and lead to life-affirming changes to those affected by cancer.

2019 participating artists include:

Negar Ahkami, Sobia Ahmad, Julie Ainsworth, Lina Alattar, Maremi Andreozzi, Damon Arhos, Andrew Baritz, Meg Biram, Elizabeth Piper Board, Daniel Brooking, Nikki Brugnoli Whipkey, Patrick Burns, Adjoa Burrowes, Renee Butler, Craig Cahoon, Rosyln Cambridge, Martin Cervantez, Kay Chernush, Schroeder Cherry, Naomi Christianson, Irene Clouthier, Mandy Cooper, Susi Cora, Tory Cowles, Sala Damali, Marcel Deolazo, Juliee Dickerson-Thompson, Elsabe Dixon, Patricia Eprem, Sharon Fishel, Lillian Fitzgerald, Kate Fitzpatrick, Maya Fletcher Sun, Elaine Florimonte, Cianne Fragione, Carey Francis, Barbara Frank, Helen Frederick, Emily Fussner, Ric Garcia, Beth Hansen, Sarah Hardesty, Robin Harris, Francine Haskins, Mira Hecht, Alessandra Hernandez, Jeff Herrity, Lisa Hill, Leslie Holt, Gary Honig, Noelle Imparto, Bahar Jalehmahmoudi, Benjamin Jancewicz, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Guy Jones, Christopher Kardambikis, Anna Katalkina, Nilou Kazemzadeh, Kung Chee Keong, Jean Kim, Gary Kret, Kate Kretz, Jeremy Kunkel, Shelley Lowenstein, Jayne Matricardi, Carolina Mayorga, Scott Mckenzie, Tim Moran, Kelsey Nieto, Lisa Noble, Jen Noone, Shanti Norris, Zsudayka Nzinga (Terrell), Anthony Palliparambil, Kelly Posey, Azadeh Sahraeian, Renee Sandell, Anne Smith, Champ Taylor, James Terrell, Evans Thorne, Jerry Truong, Denise Valdez, Ellyn Weiss, Michael West, Josh Whipkey, Dawn Whitmore, Elise Wiarda, Jenny Wu, Thomas Xenakis, Bobby Yi, Abigail Yitagesu, Saaraliisa Ylitalo


This exhibition runs until Saturday, June 1st, 2019