Reception: First Friday, May 5th, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition dates: May 5th–28th
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm – 6pm
Details about closing reception to follow

Pink Noise Projects is pleased to present Serve: A Collaborative Exhibition by DC/ VA based maker, Regina Anderson with Brian Harmon. The exhibition features interactive displays with the intention of fostering trusting conversation among the audience to explore the concepts of serving. What serves us well, what doesn’t? What do we want to keep, what have we held onto and why?  Serve allows us all to discuss the various layers of holding onto, cultivating, curating, letting go, starting anew and everything in-between, and around.

There will be several pieces offered on display that Regina and Brian would like for you to help build as a way to begin conversation, to be in a position of listening, and to contribute to the display, together. Brian and Regina hope that you will join them in exploring how you think of serving and being served.

A note to consider before you come to the PNP Studio: From Regina’s homeplace in Maine, at the  transfer station, there is a “Take it or Leave it” area where people can bring items that are of good use, but no longer to the person. The area then becomes a space to pick up items and bring them into the orbit of someone new. The Take it or Leave it will be replicated during Serve, so please feel invited to contribute smallish objects that no longer serve you, but you think might serve someone else. The Take it or Leave it area will be the size of a small laundry basket, so please do not bring in big items. Take it or Leave it will be one of many ways you can build the exhibition in community throughout the month of May.

Serve is a fundraiser for Pink Noise Projects. If you have space in your budget to help PNP continue to offer affordable artist space for the community, Regina and Brian would be most grateful. You can make donations via VENMO to PNP member, Tamsen: @Tamsen-Wojtanowski. Your contributions will help us keep the lights on at PNP, purchase gallery supplies like paint, patching materials and to save up for PNP’s longer-term needs.

Artist Bios

Regina is a social justice activist who has spent the entirety of her career in the nonprofit sector. Since 2015 Regina has been the Executive Director of Food Recovery Network, a national nonprofit mobilizing more than 4,000 college students, dining providers, food supplies and local businesses in the fight against climate change and hunger by recovering perishable food from college campuses and from neighboring communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to local nonprofits that feed people experiencing hunger across the US, including in Philadelphia.

Regina earned her MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University where she focused on race and gender theory and systems of power. Regina has been a supporter of artists throughout  her adult life hosting fundraisers and artist openings and creating spaces for people to come together with the intent of meeting new people and spreading new conversations within the connection of art and creativity. Regina has worked in collaboration with Brian for over a year and the two are engaged. Regina has been a member of PNP since 2000 and this is her first exhibition and looks forward to meeting you soon.

Brian is a researcher at a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focusing on preparedness and security analytical efforts for the U.S. Government. His career has focused on preparedness and security with past assignments on active duty with the U.S. Army, private sector, and the nonprofit sector. On a part-time basis, Brian is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the National Intelligence University in Bethesda, Maryland.

Brian received his PhD in Environmental Health and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University; his MS in Clinical Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BS from Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences. Go Tigers! Brian’s professional interests also include climate change, risk assessment methodologies, and exploring ways to combat pervasive misinformation in our society.

Additionally, Brian is a Shodan in Shaolin Kempo (a blend of karate and kung fu) and volunteers as a martial arts instructor at his local dojo. In his spare time, he spends as much time as he can with his son, Torin, and collaborator/fiancé, Regina.