Alethia Tanner Park in Eckington will host their 2nd annual art exhibits called FOUND on Saturday, April 20 and 27, 2024. The exhibits feature found-object sculptures made by Eckington neighbors from discarded items.

Sculptures will be displayed to the public, free of charge, from 10:30am to 2:00pm with a dedication ceremony at Noon on April 20 and an Artist Talk at Noon on April 27th. “FOUND workshops bring residents together in a fun and creative way. Using household items, broken furniture, and other thrown-away objects, the project is about environmental awareness. The exhibit is a reminder of reusing and repurposing materials,” said Ira Tattelman, FOUND organizer and lead facilitator.

The sculptures were developed at three community workshops in March led by Tattelman and fellow artists Sondra N. Arkin, Tim Kime, Lisa Rosenstein, and Gloria Vasquez. Designed for temporary exhibition, people created work with family, friends, or facilitators. They are encouraged to take their upcycled sculptures home as a reminder of the experience after the exhibits.

FOUND exhibits will open on April 20, with brief comments and a dedication. An artist talk will be held on April 27. Located at Alethia Tanner Park, the site is situated along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in northeast DC and is accessible by bike, car, or Metro, between the NOMA and Rhode Island Avenue Red Line Metro stops.

FOUND was funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.

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