Michael Sastre has broadly exhibited across the United States including 22 solo exhibitions. His works are included in both private and public collections. He is the recipient of a State Arts
Council Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts award. He currently divides his time between Derwood, MD and Miami, FL. Sastre’s studio is located in the Annex building of Washington ArtWorks in Rockville, MD.
Sastre’s work captures the duality of the unexplored landscape. Paradise-like marshes and riverways set the scene for the nefarious characters who use the landscape as a refuge from public sight for their illicit activities. Research for the artist’s work is an art form in itself involving a great deal of archeological exploration through found imagery, metal scraps, and observation. Sastre’s work excavates the natural beauty of unterritoried landscapes and delves into the tension of remote, inaccessible areas.
Jay Corbalis is a Development Associate with Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he focuses on development and entitlement issues related to large-scale, mixed-use redevelopment projects in the DC region. Jay is the co-chair of the board of the Friends of White Flint, and serves as the co-chair of the Tysons Partnership’s BID Task Force. Jay has an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University, and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University. Jay will provide an overview of the Pike & Rose project in North Bethesda and an update on what is coming in Phase II. He will also discuss the larger transformation underway in the White Flint area and answer questions about future projects.