How to Get Off a Well-Traveled Road- Art Exhibition Opening Reception

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The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center is proud to invite you to the opening of “How to Get Off A Well-Traveled Road…

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,”  featuring the art of Alex Todorovich.

Friday, May 7, 6-8 PM
1632 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

“How to Get Off a Well-Traveled Road…” will be on display from May 5 to June 12.

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Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11A-5P, Sat 11A-3p, and by appointment.

Alex Todorovich (1950-2009) was an untrained, or naïve, artist, who first turned to art when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 54.  Her diverse body of work— collage drawings, assemblage sculptures and beaded jewelry—integrates years of experience in folk art, decorative arts, and ornamentation.  By giving form to her internal dialogs and philosophical tips on life she addresses not only the existential and cultural experience of cancer, but also the social body of love, celebration, and connection that comes with healing.  She challenges us to walk with her as she attempts to answer her own questions: How do you leave a life before you are ready? How do you let go, to die? This intimate collection moves us through Alex’s outer struggle with the physical cancer to the inner passage of the Self as it prepares to leap off the well-traveled road of a precious life.  Chemotherapy, radiation and cancer ran through her system, but the cultural impact of a lived and loved life is the ultimate answer to her own questions of not only how to get off a well traveled path, but how to create one in the first place.

If you have questions, or would like to learn more about this show or the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center, please visit our website at , or email us at

Date: Friday, May 7

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: 1632 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009

Attire: shoes and shirts, please

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