Starts: 11/08/06 12:00 AM
Ends: 01/26/07 12:00 AM
October 25, 2006
MEDIA CONTACT: Adela de la Torre: (202) 994-6424; email@example.com
LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY:(202) 994-1525
THE FRANZ AND VIRGINIA BADER FUND: ARTISTS OF THE FIRST THREE YEARS ON EXHIBIT AT GW's LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY
NOV. 8, 2006 - JAN. 27, 2007
The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition featuring the work of artists who have been awarded a Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grant. The Bader Fund provides grants to artists over 40.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 - Friday, Jan. 26, 2007
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd floor
805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)
Free and open to the public. For more information call (202) 994-1525.
Since 2002, the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund has distributed $185,000 to 10 grantees. For many of the artists the grant came at a critical juncture in their careers, enabling them to sustain a dream of self-realization through their art. The funds enabled the artists to take time off from other jobs, cover traveling expenses for exhibitions, construct new studio space, and experiment in other media. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery exhibits the work of the first seven recipients of this unique grant. The artists in the exhibition are Alex Kanevsky, Steven Kenny, the late Kevin MacDonald (GW B.F.A. '69), Susan Moore, Scott Noel, Charles Ritchie, and GW Visiting Assistant Professor Yuriko Yamaguchi. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Kevin MacDonald (1946 - 2006).
The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund was established in 2001 in accordance to the will of the late Virginia Bader to provide grants to visual artists who have reached the age of 40 and reside within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. The grants are awarded by a committee of nine, all friends of Franz and Virginia Bader. Virginia Forman Bader, was the widow of Franz Bader, a well known Washington gallery and art bookstore owner who was given an honorary D.F.A by GW in 1984.
GW's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, which opened in March 2001, is the professional showcase for art at GW. Luther W. Brady, B.A. '46, M.D. '48, the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at GW. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and has served as a member of the University's Board of Trustees.
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