By Molly Turner, Arts Program Coordinator, S&R Foundation
Join the S&R Foundation on Saturday, November 12, for a glimpse into the creative process of the Studios Program artists at the Fillmore School, S&R Foundation's new hub for the arts. Studios at the Fillmore School will be open to the public from 12–4 pm, and the artists will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. To learn more about each artist, visit the Studios Program website.
Open Studios is a free event with registration. Onsite parking at the Fillmore School is available. To enter the parking lot, turn onto 34th Street from Wisconsin avenue (opposite Safeway) and take the first right after passing Hardy Middle School (before R Street).
S&R Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports emerging creatives seeking social impact, recently purchased the Fillmore School to serve as the headquarters for a new program dedicated to the intersection of arts and social impact. In May 2016, S&R Foundation launched the pilot Studios Program, providing eight months of free studio space at the Fillmore School to 12 socially-engaged artists from Washington, DC, selected for their vision, potential, and commitment to social inquiry. The program provides artists with the time and space to pursue independent study and individual practice. The program culminates in a group exhibition, Ward 12, opening at Halcyon House (3400 Prospect Street NW) on December 8.
In fall 2017, S&R Foundation will launch Halcyon Arts Lab, a new artist fellowship program dedicated to supporting emerging artists who are working to harness the potential of the arts to create meaningful social impact.