July 12, 2017 - August 23, 2017


July 12 – August 23, 2017

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, July 12, 6 – 9pm

Check out our homegrown zine here

Transformer is proud to present homegrown – a 6-week summer exhibition showcasing local art, agriculture, and business and examining what it means to sustain a hyper-local lifestyle in DC.

Featuring a rotating selection of works from Transformer’s FlatFile, a program initiated in 2007 specifically to support and connect DC-based emerging visual artists, homegrown will showcase works from 40+ locally based artists in a variety of two-dimensional mediums including collage, photography, painting, drawing, silkscreens and prints, approximately 16x20" in size and smaller, priced under $500.

Acting as a catalyst for conversation surrounding what it means to make, eat, grow and shop locally, homegrown partners include: Up Top Acres - a network of rooftop farms across the DC metro area; Miss Pixies – a sustainable used and vintage furniture store; & Logan Hardware – a co-op neighborhood home improvement store. Transformer will once again re-invent our storefront exhibition space with these partners and DC artists, to create a vision of a DC ‘home’ space. 

Exploring intersectional themes of sustainability and the local, homegrown programming will include performances, conversations, and workshops from artists, farmers and independent business-owners alike.

Wednesday, July 12, 6-9pm
HOMEGROWN Opening Reception 

Wednesday, July 19, 6-8pm    
Watercolor Portraits with Elizabeth Graeber

Wednesday, July 26, 6-8pm        
Cocktail Making with Up Top Acres

Thursday, August 3, 7-8pm
Performance with Carolina Mayorga 

Wednesday, August 9, 6-8pm    
Exploring Edible Flowers with Up Top Acres

Thursday, Aug 17, 6-8pm        
Zine Making with Hannah Spector 

Wednesday, Aug 23, 6-8pm    


Eames Armstrong / Margaret Bakke / Jo Ann Block / Erin Boland / Amy Boone-McCreesh / Amy Hughes Braden / Amanda Burnham / Jessica Cebra / Mei Mei Chang / Julia Clouser / Cynthia Connolly / JD Deardourff / Rex Delafkaran / Abiola Fapohunda / Lloyd Foster / Stephen Gibson / Alexis Gomez / Elizabeth Graeber / Adam Griffiths / Tatiana Gulenkina / Allison Long Hardy / Matt Hollis / Aaron Hughes / Evan Hume / Becca Kallem / Chandi Kelley / Yaroslav Koporulin / Victor Koroma / Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann / Carolina Mayorga / Ziad Nagy / Ding Ren / Bonner Sale / Johab Silva / Casey Snyder / Hannah Spector / Tang / Caitlin Teal Price / Lisa Marie Thalhammer / Jessica Van Brakle / Ashley VanGemeren / Joshua Yospyn


Up Top Acres

Founded by DC-natives Kathleen O'Keefe, Jeff Prost-Greene, & Kristof Grina, Up Top Acres was founded in 2014, who met while attending DC Public Schools. After graduating college, the team returned to DC with the goal to make the city they grew up in a better place for their friends and family who call DC home. 

Across Washington D.C., Up Top Acres operates four rooftop farms totaling 1 acre in farmland. Growing a variety of produce, they sell their harvest to neighbors of the buildings they grow on and nearby restaurants. They've since harvested 60,000 pounds of food.


Miss Pixie's Furnishings & Whatnot ...

Fun, funky, affordable vintage home furnishings at great prices with new inventory every week! 


A Few Cool Hardware Store - Logan Hardware 

A unique cooperative of Ace Hardware stores in the Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA and Baltimore, MD metro areas with a goal to provide you with friendly service at your neighborhood hardware store. As a member of the Ace co-op, they strive to be the most neighborhood-oriented home improvement stores around.

To learn more, visit them on the web at www.acehardwaredc.com.