1825 Jefferson Place
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036

Opening reception of the first major exhibition of contemporary Tibetan art in North America, featuring the work of Gonkar Gyatso (England), Karma Phuntsok (Australia) and Losang Gyatso (USA). Q & A with artists at 6.30 pm. Silent auction fundraiser on select artworks. Artists & scholars roundtable discussion on 14 May. Exhibition until 12 July. See www.savetibet.org/calendar

Added by Kate Saunders on May 6, 2005


Kate Saunders

the first chance in Washington to see a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary work by Tibetan artists in exile, varying from photographic prints that explore the many faces of contemporary Tibetan identity, to reinterpreted paintings of Buddhist deities in extraordinary circumstances, to thoroughly modern paintings that explore the Tibetan soul. This exhibition is also the inaugural project for the newly formed Mechak Center for Contemporary Art. 'Mechak' is Tibetan for an iron-edged tool used to create sparks.