December 8 WSG Annual Meeting and Dinner

Location: Chevy Chase, MD

Time: 5:00-9:00pm

October 28 Panel Discussion: Artist as Time Traveler

Join Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group at the Center for Hellenic Studies for a unique opportunity to hear how artists across the world examine time and history to influence their contemporary practices, featuring Katherine Akey Lee, Dr. Katia Arfara, and Patricia Sannit. This program is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND.

RSVP Required:

Image: Patricia Sannit, Citadel, 2011, 5’6”x11’x11’

Artist as Time Traveler: Reflecting on Time and History to Expand our Understanding of Contemporary Culture


Dr. Katia Arfara is the Artistic Director of Theatre and Dance, at the Οnassis Cultural Centre Athens and was the curator for the 2018 Fast Forward Festival in which artists working in Greece and internationally explored the defining role archaeology plays in forming national narratives and collective memory, and cultural heritage.

Patricia Sannit is an Arizona-based sculptor who has worked on archaeological sites in the Middle East and Ethiopia, excavating and studying early cultures and art. Sannit’s life and work are influenced by her research into the continual movement and migration of people, ideas, and culture.

Katherine Akey is a DC-based photographic artist whose work has been inspired in part by her experiences as the daughter of archaeologists.

Each panelist will give a presentation about their work, followed by a moderated discussion and audience q+a. Reception immediately after.

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (House-A)
3100 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
(Parking on premises and street)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2-3:30 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)

3:30-4 pm

Space is limited; RSVP required.
Parking is available on the Center for Hellenic Studies campus on a first come, first serve, basis.

This program is presented by IA&A at Hillyer in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group, in conjunction with the current exhibition, MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND (September 7 – October 28, 2018), which brings together 15 local and 8 German artists to focus a contemporary lens on topics such as the cosmos, nature, deep time, and more to serve as a catalyst for exploration into enduring questions about our history and place in the world.

This exhibition is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Goethe-Institute, Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, and State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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