FABUM Launches Visual Arts Connection

D.C.-based non-profit arts organization announces new visual arts-focused initiative.
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WASHINGTON - March 23, 2015 - PRLog -- Non-profit arts group FABUM is launching a new online platform that will feature personal interviews with visual artists called the Visual Arts Connection. The website, currently operating as a Google blog (visualartsconnection.blogspot.com), will also have an event calender for local galleries and exhibition spaces.

Artistic Director Jameson Freeman explains his feeling that visual artists aren't given the opportunity to reflect and share the process and inspirations behind their work often enough. "They can provide a narrative for their work during a gallery opening, or on the 'about' page of their website, but this will be an opportunity for them to be questioned by someone else, and therefore perhaps asked to think about their work - and themselves - a little differently," he says.

Freeman describes a conversation he recently had with a Arts Club of Washington gallery manager Nichola Hays and Patricia Moore, a curator who works at the National Portrait Gallery in DC. "They were sort of lamenting the fact that it's so hard to promote new exhibitions and artists, and that there aren't enough outlets that really feature artists as individuals and the sometimes really interesting stories that are behind their work. I thought, 'we should present something that does that'".

FABUM was founded in 2011 and has produced three seasons of original theatrical shows called The Dolce Revolution Project series. It also runs a creative youth program for DC high school students. It's mission is "to promote reflection of the Self and the world around us" and "to celebrate the creative process - in addition to the 'final product' - of artistic collaborations and original self-expression, thus exploring the human condition in a creative, ever-evolving and interconnected society." (fabum.org)

"We are not only a performing arts organization," says Freeman. "With this new initative, which has a simple focus, we look forward to making it clear that our mission and programming is more broad."

Freeman said the Visual Arts Connection is also an evolution of several "salon-style" events that FABUM has organized which have featured the work of local painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelry makers and others. He will personally - at least in the beginning - conduct the interviews with artists. He added: "I am honored to know many talented visual artists, and I look forward to featuring them and meeting many more in this process."

The Visual Arts Connection will solidify a consistent interview schedule and continue to coordinate event listings by April 1, 2015.

For more: visualartsconnection.blogspot.com
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