Shelfworks: Art Exhibition in the Reading Room

ShelfWorks is an art exhibition curated by Molly Ruppert that will take place within the shelves of the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen. Reception with the artists on Thursday, August 14th.

Featured Artists Include: Beth Baldwin, Joseph Barbaccia, Jessica Beels, The Cliff Group. Cynthia Connolly, Mary Early, Eve Hennessa, Linda Hesh, Matt Hollis, Michael Janis, F Steven Kijek, Bridget Sue Lambert, Laura Lukaszewski, David Mordini, Peter Alexander Romero, Ira Tattelman, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Karen Joan Topping, Jenny Walton, and Ellyn Weiss.petworth.citizen.logo

ShelfWorks Exhibition Dates:
August 14-Aug 31st, 2014
Opening reception Thursday Aug 14 6-9pm
Gallery Hours Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 6-8pm


Petworth Citizen; 829 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Molly Ruppert Takes The Prize


The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) will name Molly Ruppert as this year’s “Alice Denney Award” for Support of Contemporary Art.

Molly Ruppert

As the director of the Warehouse, a longtime art space and theater in Mount Vernon Square, Molly has curated or juried many DC art shows over the years. Through the Warehouse Gallery, Molly has contributed much to the city. She has made strong connections in this community, and provided an arts center that has fostered an inspiring dialogue with and for contemporary emerging artists in the Nation’s Capital. The Warehouse Next Door has served as a venue for D.C. arts festivals ranging from FotoWeek to Sonic Circuits. Nowadays, the Warehouse acts primarily as a black-box theater and is home to The Passenger where Molly is co-owner with her son, Paul Ruppert.

The award will be announced on Sat, Feb 11, at the opening for Select, this year’s annual art auction. The Feb 11 opening is free and starts off at 6.00 PM.

The eighth-annual award is named after Alice Denney, a curator and founder of the Washington Project for the Arts.

The Washington Glass Studio is proud to have made the glass Alice Denney award for the WPA.

Mick Coughlan turns green under a uv light as he assembles and cold fuses the glass.