Friday, January 28, 2011

February at Studio Gallery

The Studio Gallery 2108 R Street NW Dupont Circle 202.232.8734 Gallery Hours ; Wed-Thurs 1-7, Fri 1-8, Sat 1-6 and Sundays by appointment. Opening February 2-26, 2011 First Friday Reception Feb 4, 2011 6-8 p.m. Solo Show: Steve Fleming. In his first solo show at Studio Gallery, master watercolorist and painter Steve Fleming exhibits a new body of work based on recent travels and landscapes. There is a sense of sculpture, of space and of structure in these rich works that use the medium in ways that evoke the colors of the southwest, the imagined landscapes of primordial earth and the Kalahari Desert. Duo Show: Trix Kuijper and Elena Stamberg. Ms Kuijper continues her fascination with the Surrealist world and in her newest group of paintings, uses the three dimensionality of the canvas to explore the duality of the natural world - its fragility and vulnerability contrasted with its power and occasionally its savagery. Ms Stamberg, a multi-media artist, creates beautiful textile surfaces in small stitched paintings. Each work evokes a landscape or a minimalist abstract piece in a soft and peaceful palet

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ties and Tales Friday

On our door you will find a bevy of unique ties. We ask that you take one and write an anonymous wish, "what are you going to do with it?", or story. Here are a few examples of the words and anecdotes that people have shared with our gallery:

"I am wearing it to my meeting on Tuesday W/ Nicole Frank to talk about Columbia + Mexico
<3 Allen"

"Tie the hands of those who commit violence in the world"

"I am going to give mine to my stylish cousin for her bday!!"

"There is enough Food for all the people in the world to eat"

"We are, but one small speck in a vast universe"

"why can't we all get along! I am wearing my tie tomorrow on my date with my boyfriend!"

"I am going to use my tie to measure my biceps; and it will make a great leash for walking my cat!"

Feeling even more generous? We accept tie donations.
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The Feb Four at Foundry Gallery

What’s upcoming at Foundry?  Our February exhibit features four new Foundry artists: Wayne Johnson, Julia LateinKimmig, Judy Gilbert Levey and Tania Meski.  “The Feb Four” opens February 2 and runs though the 27th.  Reception is Friday, February 4, 6-8pm.  Gallery hours are: Wednesday-Friday, 1-7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-6pm.

1314 18th Street, NW

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Artist Salon and Panels Jan 19 and 20

In Conjunction with the show "The Magic of the Melting Pot:Immigration in America" the Studio Gallery presents two artist panels/Salons on Jan 19 and 20 at 7p.m. Free and Open to the Public.

Discover how artists create, how they hope to convey their message, if they consider the viewer in their work, where they get their inspiration and what it means to be an artist

Jan 19 Moderated by Don Russell Provisions Library with Solomon Wondium, Hasan Elahi, Esther Hidalgo and Linda Hesh

Jan 20 Moderated by Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Professor of Art History and Cesar Maxit, Favianna Rodriguez and Max Cohen

All Artists and non Artists and Budding Artists are welcome

Kim Abraham at the Alex Gallery

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, an Irish non-profit organization established in 1992, invites working artists to partake in a 6 week long experience, in which they are to live and create in Ireland while partaking in local culture. Kim Abraham took advantage of this cathartic experience in the fall of 2010, spending six weeks in the Irish rural town of County Mayo. His works, both large and small, are a manifestation of this experience. His time in Ireland is shared with us intimately—we are shown early mornings, as well as late afternoons, and well into the darkness of evening.

"Any place is alive." Abraham writes, and what he describes as the 'heartbeat of a landscape' can be felt pulsating calmly and rhythmically from his works. Variations of levels in his horizon lines lend his works to vastness while remaining connected to natural shapes and forms. We are reminded that landscapes are not static, and the life they breathe is as fluid as any of our own.

Abraham's self-professed interest in water is also a driving force behind his vivid paintings. It possesses the ability to change identities while shaping landscapes. Thus, these different forms of water can be found throughout his body of work. Hazy fog gives way to mountains, and oceans of deep turquoise meet calming skies. Veering on abstraction, colors meld together and give each composition its own elegance, which is inviting and familiar.

We invite you to come and experience these works at the Alex Gallery, now until the end of January.

-Balkis Awan

Kim Abraham:

Ballinglen Arts Foundation:

Alex Gallery
2106 R Street, NW
(202) 667-2599

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ties and Tales

On our door you will find a bevy of unique ties. We ask that you take one and write an anonymous wish or story. Here are a few examples of the words and anecdotes that people have shared with our gallery:

"I am going to use this sassy Gucci tie to make me feel like I've got some Flava Flave even though I am a broke grad Student."

"Treat everyone you meet like family. We are all part of the human family."

Also, be on the look out for your story to be shared weekly, Friday afternoons, from now on and if your feeling even more generous we accept tie donations.
We want to keep this going So, if you like what you read, log off you PC, and come share it!


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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Author Talk Steve Roberts

Author Steve Roberts to speak at Studio Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition "The Magic of the Melting Pot: Immigration in America" Jan 12, 2011 7-8:30 p.m.
Studio Gallery 2108 R Street NW Dupont Circle 202-232-8734 Free and Open to the Public

Mr. Roberts will speak about his latest book," From Every End of This Earth", the story of 13 immigrant families and the new lives they've made in America.

Steve Roberts has been a journalist for more than 45 years, covering some of
the major events of his time, from the antiwar movement and student revolts
of the 60s and 70s to President Reagan's historic trip to Moscow in 1988 and
eleven presidential election campaigns. After graduating from Harvard in 1964, he joined the New York Times as research assistant to James 'Scotty' Reston, then the paper's Washington bureau chief. His 25-year career with the Times included assignments as bureau chief in Los Angeles and Athens, and as Congressional and White House correspondent. Roberts and his wife, TV journalist Cokie Roberts, write a nationally-syndicated newspaper column that was named one of the ten most popular columns in America by Media Matters..

Since 1997 he has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.