“FELLOWS CONVERGE: Redefining the Environment,” will run from May 9 – June 6, 2009, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 9, 2009, 7 – 9 pm.

Hamiltonian Artists and Hamiltonian Gallery are pleased to announce “FELLOWS CONVERGE: Redefining the Environment,” a group exhibition marking the culmination of the Hamiltonian Fellowship’s first year.

Curator and Mentor Artist, Helen Frederick, leagued all of the Hamiltonian Fellows together to contemplate associations they have built over the year, and to design a collaborative show across disciplines, media, content and colleagues. Comprised of all new work, this exhibition highlights their ability to converse and broaden their understanding of one another, thus allowing for new interpretations of their work to be created.

Acknowledging their resonance with the environment, both within the gallery and the changing U Street neighborhood, the Fellows have sought out new potential and perspectives. Whether directly sourcing the people or facades of the U Street area, using materials from the streets and buildings surrounding the gallery or studying the socioeconomic fabrics within the community, each artist has distilled the tenor of this neighborhood and reconstructed it with common threads they find in their own artistic vocabulary.