Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Washington Studio School announces Certificate Student Graduation Exhibition featuring artist Sally Levie.

Please join us, Friday, March 12, 2010, 6-8pm.
This is a free event. RSVP NOT REQUIRED.

Sally Levie, now a graduate of the Certificate Program at Washington Studio School, holds a BA in Visual Arts and Art History from the University of California at San Diego and a Masters in Education Degree from California State at San Jose. She served as the Chairman of the Art Department at Blessed Sacrament School in Washington, DC for 22 of the 30 years she has spent teaching art to children. For the past three years at Washington Studio School, Sally has pursued a Certificate in Painting. Sally's work has been exhibited at the University of California at San Diego; 222 Gallery, Leesburg, Virginia; Bethesda Community Center; Corcoran School of Art; The Washington Art League and Washington Studio School.

Artist Statement: My work draws heavily on observation and a direct response to images in the natural world. My overall objective is to rearrange reality in my work to attract the eye and provoke the imagination of the viewer. I like to take known objects and reconstruct them - remake them - to interpret shapes and colors. It is my goal to focus on the junctures in the geometry of objects to punctuate my interpretations and memory of the subject using small, moving, glistening areas against larger masses of color. I paint using the relationships between colors, as well as the texture of the media, particularly the malleable thickness of oils and washes, to build up the surface and to define form. My work has been inspired by well known artists throughout history, especially the artists Diebenkorn, DeStahl, Redon, Klimt and Bonnard as well as the jewel like qualities in Celtic art.

About Us: Washington Studio School, conveniently located near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., is a community of artists and art students dedicated to the practice of visual art. Washington Studio School offers a range of non-degree classes as well as an advanced graduate level certificate program. Classes in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking emphasize working from life and are offered to adults and high school students. In addition to its regular schedule of classes, the school provides a variety of lectures and exhibitions of work by students and faculty.

About the Program: The Certificate Program provides students with a structured course of study designed to advance a student's ability and comprehension and equip graduates with an applicable mastery of the visual language. Intensive studio classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, and related subjects are supported by seminars in history, theory, and critique. Our Certificate Program is directed to those whose primary goal is the making of art. Each Certificate Student who graduates from the program has his/her own solo exhibition in the school gallery.

Washington Studio School
2129 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Located a few blocks North of the Dupont Circle Metro Station

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