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Grand opening of NEW Studio PAUSE in Ballston
December 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand opening of NEW Studio PAUSE location, Rinker Community Center at Gates of Ballston, 4108 4th Street N, Arlington, VA 22203.
Open House & Reception: Sat., Dec 5, 2015, 12 – 2 pm
From Doom to Bloom: Mixed media Artworks by Yosief Habte
Yosief Habte is a multi-talented artist whose varied media provide just as many possibilities of expression. His art has been exhibited in New York even before he set foot in the US 14 months ago. A new resident from Eritrea, he brings cultural flavor and an outlook from a different dimension.
Trained in Addis Ababa art school, Habte never ceased to build on his talent in the span of 20 years. In his more than a dozen solo and group exhibitions, he has been getting positive feedback on his mastery of watercolors, acrylics and collage paintings.
His collage practice started more than a decade ago when he made a post card for a friend. While the three-dimensional feel it brought made it the talking point among friends, it was the recycling part that prompted him to pursue this medium. He regards it as giving a second chance to the papers that are being tossed aside. He reflects on how by changing our perspective we can turn around the doom to a bloom. In his current exhibition he strives to show the wealth in the so called destitute. He says, it is a matter of finding it.