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Catalyst Projects – Expanding the D.C. Arts Scene

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D.C. has long been a center for artistic expression and arts appreciation. Home to dozens of museums and galleries and even a post-secondary school for the arts, the District is considered a major hub! Beyond the realm of artistic institutions, the city itself possesses a style that can be seen from the architecture to the murals painted on building sides. It’s no surprise the area is full of skilled creators.

And, for these talented local artists there is a new advocate.

Catalyst Projects is dedicated to the expansion of the D.C. arts community that stretches further than the borders of D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The organization seeks to accomplish this mission by connecting with various artist communities around the nation; offering educational resources in the form of panel discussions and workshops along with featured exhibitions.

Catalyst was started by Co-Founders Gail Vollrath and Zofie Lang. Vollrath specializes in nonprofit management. She has served on both The Arts and Humanities Council for Montgomery County and D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; as well as having obtained her MFA and BFA in studio art. Her work is also exhibited throughout the country.

Lang, a visual artist of 11 years has experience in design and interior design, completing her studies at both the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She is known for her work with photo-based assemblage pieces.

Catalyst Projects is located in artist loft 13 of the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk. Sensations, the current exhibition features drawings that directly examine and refer to a shared experience of intimate physical interaction. The exhibit opens February 8, 2014. Don’t miss out! Support the arts and the unifying properties it possess.

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