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The Monroe Trust Artist Collective Presents,

COMMOTION | Contemporary Artworks by Borchert, Keeley, & Marc | Opening Reception Hosted by BHGRE Premier


Opening reception for COMMOTION | Contemporary Artworks by Borchert, Keeley, & JONNMARC is the third exhibit of the year showcasing at BHGRE Premier Galleria.

The hosted reception will feature a vivid variety of original art pieces, wine, light canapes provided by Crisp, and hosted intermission by comedic stand-up Michael Wolcott.


Artists Include:

Jonn Marc, an artist who works across all media; food, fashion, performance, painting, and sculpture, often combines ideas from various fields.  He works towards allowing his life to create the work in an “organically structured” way, believing art should be the byproduct of a life well lived. In this series COMMOTION, Jonn Marc explores the effects and consequences of a life filled with laughter.

Michelle Keeley, who began pursuing her creative interests during her teen years has grown to develop a passion and talent for the Zentangle. With a rich background of glass engraving, knitting, tatting, and embroidery, Keeley applies the Zentangle method to a variety of surfaces including glass, paper, ceramics, and canvas, resulting in various beautiful effects. Keeley not only creates art for pure pleasure, but uses her skills to teach private courses. Her technique and aesthetic has soothing applications for communities with pain management, concentration, and mental health issues.

Vian Shamounki Borchert is an award winning contemporary artist who has shown both internationally and nationally in many group and solo exhibitions. The National Gallery of Art in Amman, Jordan, and The Jerusalem Fund Gallery in Washington, DC have her work in their permanent collections . Vian is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC, and posses a master web design degree. Vians expressionistic and abstracted art illustrates a poetic mood and thoughtful journey in the world of painting.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM


BHGRE Premier Galleria at the former Adamson Gallery above the Old Curator’s Office

1515 14th Street NW, Ste. 200, Washington, D.C. 20005

Representing BHGRE Premier Galleria is Evan Lee Marbury

The Monroe Trust Artist Collective represents members who are ready to take their art game to the next level by learning the necessary techniques to polish their product presentation and expand their network.  The membership organization builds and cultivates relationships between artists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs, managing a space where collaborative skills generate a buzz and captivate audiences. $15 smile donations are kindly suggested upon entry and percentage of proceeds from art sales support DC Arts and Humanities Collaborative. 




The DC Collaborative, in partnership with our members, advances access to learning opportunities in the arts and humanities for all DC public and public charter school students.

The DC Collaborative envisions that DC public schools and public charter schools are widely recognized for the comprehensive education—integrating the arts and humanities with core subjects---that they provide to all students.

Jacques Joseph: