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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Meet the Artists - Art of Legacy Exhibition Set to Debut at Iconic Old Georgetown Theater

Closed Monday Productions LLC presents the Art of Legacy exhibition at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s. The exhibition features Washington DC area artists, John Blee, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Anne Marchand, Martha Spak and photographers Marissa White and Matt Leedham. Recently added to the exhibition, sculptor Raymond Kaskey and his famous sculpture Portlandia.

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from March 9-26, 2017. A reception “meet the artist” will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 5-7 pm at the newly renovated space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown. All artists will be available to meet and discuss their artwork.

“The Art of Legacy exhibition has successfully enhanced this exquisite newly renovated space featuring natural light and views of the unique outside garden. Curating the current show has reminded me of the importance of art in the community and why it matters.” says Marsha Ralls, “It’s a perfect meeting of historic DC with artists whose work reflects the very nature of the city.” Ralls, the curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, worked closely with architect Robert Bell to create a showcase for some of her favorite artists.

Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

To receive more information, or to attend the reception on March 19, please call (202) 450-7825 or email closedmondayproductions @gmail.com Interviews and images available upon request.
The gallery hours will be 12 PM until 5 PM March 10th through March 26th or by appointment.

Art of Legacy Pop Up Exhibition
1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC, Georgetown

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Hill Center Art and the City Opening Tonight! 6-8pm

Opening Tonight!

The Hill Rag's Art and the City Exhibition

Hill Center Galleries

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003


March 2 – April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.

The Hill Rag’s Art and the City
A column by Jim Magner
The Hill Rag
Executive Editor: Melissa Ashabranner
Managing Editor: Andrew Lightman
Art Director: Jason Yen
Welcome to the exhibition of the Hill Rag’s Art and the City “REvisit” artists.
For the 14th year of my column, Art and the City, I elected to look back at some of the artists I had profiled in years past. I was looking for contrasts—for the creative journeys that bring new directions and new perceptions.
What I found was dedication – a fervid reaching for excellence and evolving insights that let them soar higher, while ever-testing and questioning the meaning of it all.
For all of these artists, the intervening years have been full of art – full of seeing, searching, and living visually. By being creative, they have given true value to time.
This is a terrific show in the variety of subjects and styles. The quality of work is exceptional and intellectually exciting, from:
The ever-exploring idea art of Alan Braley,
The mystical watercolor landscapes of Tom Bucci,
The abstracted visual rhythms of Tati Kaupp,
The internal questioning force of Matt Sesow,
The passage through time and dancing colors of Jan Kern,
The exquisite oil landscapes of Andrei Kushnir,
The powerful abstract images of Anne Marchand,
The wonderfully whimsical drawings and pastels of Ellen Cornett,
The roaring social statements of Dana Ellyn,
The portraits and passions of Patrick Campbell,
The vision and award-winning landscapes of Barbara Nuss,
To the reaching and lifting river photography of Bruce McNeil.
Yes, the works are for sale…too often underpriced in my opinion – with 30% going to the support of Hill Center.

About Jim Magner:
I’ve been writing the Hill Rag column, Art and the City, since March 2002—14 years. I am an artist and writer. My book, A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist, has received awards and great reviews.
I have had a presence on Capitol Hill for 40 years in one capacity or another and have a fair number of paintings in personal collections scattered about the area.
I have also been a legislative assistant to a US senator and a teacher of kids with emotional disabilities. The former prepared me for the latter.
This show is generously sponsored by the Hill Rag.

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Hill Rag's Art and the City Exhibition Opening is March 8!

The Hill Rag's Art and the City Exhibition

Hill Center Galleries

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003

 

March 2 – April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.

The Hill Rag’s Art and the City
A column by Jim Magner
The Hill Rag
Executive Editor: Melissa Ashabranner
Managing Editor: Andrew Lightman
Art Director: Jason Yen
 
Welcome to the exhibition of the Hill Rag’s Art and the City “REvisit” artists.
For the 14th year of my column, Art and the City, I elected to look back at some of the artists I had profiled in years past. I was looking for contrasts—for the creative journeys that bring new directions and new perceptions.
What I found was dedication – a fervid reaching for excellence and evolving insights that let them soar higher, while ever-testing and questioning the meaning of it all.
For all of these artists, the intervening years have been full of art – full of seeing, searching, and living visually. By being creative, they have given true value to time.
This is a terrific show in the variety of subjects and styles. The quality of work is exceptional and intellectually exciting, from:
The ever-exploring idea art of Alan Braley,
The mystical watercolor landscapes of Tom Bucci,
The abstracted visual rhythms of Tati Kaupp,
The internal questioning force of Matt Sesow,
The passage through time and dancing colors of Jan Kern,
The exquisite oil landscapes of Andrei Kushnir,
The powerful abstract images of Anne Marchand,
The wonderfully whimsical drawings and pastels of Ellen Cornett,
The roaring social statements of Dana Ellyn,
The portraits and passions of Patrick Campbell,
The vision and award-winning landscapes of Barbara Nuss,
To the reaching and lifting river photography of Bruce McNeil.
Yes, the works are for sale…too often underpriced in my opinion – with 30% going to the support of Hill Center.

About Jim Magner:
I’ve been writing the Hill Rag column, Art and the City, since March 2002—14 years. I am an artist and writer. My book, A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist, has received awards and great reviews.
I have had a presence on Capitol Hill for 40 years in one capacity or another and have a fair number of paintings in personal collections scattered about the area.
I have also been a legislative assistant to a US senator and a teacher of kids with emotional disabilities. The former prepared me for the latter.
 
This show is generously sponsored by the Hill Rag.

The Art of Legacy Exhibit

Source: Daily Campello Art News

The Art of Legacy Exhibit, in the historic former space of the Georgetown Theater 1351 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Sponsored by Marsha Ralls Founder & CEO of Closed Monday Productions LLC along with architect Robert Bell. 

Cocktail reception Thursday, March 9 from 6 and 8 PM. Hours are 12 noon until 5 PM or by appointment March 9th- March 19, 2017.
See 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1050411408417740/ for more info. 


How do you mend a broken heart by Barbara Januszkiewicz -Acrylic on metal panel with resin, 42x44 

Closed Monday Productions LLC presents the Art of Legacy exhibition at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s.The exhibition features Washington DC artists, John Blee, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Anne Marchard, and photographers Tom Wolff, Marissa White and Matt Leedham. 

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from March 9-19, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 6-8 pm at the newly renovated space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown.
“I’m delighted to welcome spring with these iconic DC artists and photographers, and share their work in this historic space that has been lovingly restored,” says Martha Ralls, “It’s a perfect meeting of historic DC with artists whose work reflects the very nature of the city.” Ralls, the curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, worked closely with architect Richard Bell to create a showcase for some of her favorite artists.
Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

AWAKENING Opens February 10 in Carmel, CA

art exhibiiton, Carmel, California

Anne Marchand, SPACE OF LOVE, mixed media on canvas, 30x40 in.

Anne Marchand, Washington, DC, contributes SPACE OF LOVE, where mathematics and text-like symbols from religion or mythology allude to mechanisms that drive the human urge toward meaning and connection. Marchand says, "This election confirms the need to plunge deeply into the humanity that connects us all.”





February 10 - 26, 2017
Carmel Plaza, 3rd Floor Carmel-by-the-Sea
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017, 5:00- 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday noon - 4 PM

Green Chalk Contemporary is pleased to present Awakening – a collection of works by artists reacting to a new era in Washington. The show opens with a public reception and benefit for The Kinship Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Central Coast neglected and traumatized children through foster care, adoption, relative caregiving and mental health services, on February 10, 2017, 3rd Floor, Carmel Plaza, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Curated by Gail Enns, the show will feature contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture by American artists: Sharron Antholt, Annie Buckley, Kim Campbell, Kristin Casaletto, Peter Charles, Jamie Dagdigian, Kayhan Ghodsi, Susan Hyde Green, Peter Hiers, Anne Marchand, Logan Norton, Jane Olin, Robin V. Robinson, Tony Sheeder, Lisa Solomon, the Temple Sisters, Robin Ward and Martin Webb.

Ms. Enns, the owner and director of Green Chalk Contemporary, observes “This is necessarily a time of great change across the country, and with any change comes uncertainty, anxiety, hope and fear. Awakening helps make sense of this uncertainty by carefully observing and reflecting on how we arrived at this point in time and where we go from here.”

Themes addressed by artists in the exhibition include public, private and personal reactions to the 2016 elections, the continuing effects of media saturation, the shifting divisions of identity politics, the status of gender, and the opportunities for positive change that may emerge during a time of transition.

Awakening will be exhibited to the public on the Third Floor of Carmel Plaza, at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Junipero Avenue, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, from February 10 to February 26, 2017. The opening reception is scheduled on Friday, February 10, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


CONTACT: Gail Enns, Director | 202-253-4507 | pr@greenchalkcontemporary.com

Green Chalk Contemporary | www.greenchalkcontemporary.com

Monday, January 09, 2017

Porter Contemporary opens Contemplation Consumed at The Yard

Contemplation Consumed
by
Johanna Goodman, Natsuko Hattori & Lori Larusso


Opening Reception
January 19, 6 - 8 PM
@

The Yard
116 Nassau Street
(between Beekman & Ann Street, Fulton Street Subway), New York, NY


L to R by Johanna Goodman, Natsuko Hattori and Lori Larusso








Through the perspectives of 3 artists--Johanna Goodman, Natsuko Hattori and Lori Larusso--Contemplation Consumed explores the idea of happiness in our daily lives. Hattori's hand sewn sculptures of bursts of color symbolize transformation and intimacy of human spirit while Johanna Goodman's two dimensional paintings create a balanced atmosphere of order and form. These are tied together by Lori Larusso's flat perspective painting commentary on daily life through the consumption of food. Each work in the exhibition has a unique meditative quality created through the use of color and texture.

We hope you can join us for the first of a series of exhibitions
curated by Porter Contemporary Director, Jessica L. Porter for The Yard.

Launched in 2006, Porter Contemporary is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established artists from around the world whose work embodies both skill and risk taking.

www.portercontemporary.com



Glenn Goldberg, Of Leaves and Clouds opens at Luther Brady Gallery, GWU


Glenn Goldberg, Of Leaves and Clouds 
January 11-April 14, 2017
Reception: January 26, 5-7pm

Luther Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC
www.gwu.edu/-bradyart

Friday, December 09, 2016

Aluminosity Opening DEC 9 @ DCAC

T.H. Gomillion, The Garden, Acrylic painting printed on aluminum, 20x30, 2016
Aluminosity
Black Artists of DC
December 9 - January 8

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 7-9 pm
Artist Talk and Closing Reception: Sunday, January 8, 5 pm

Curated by Esther Iverem
Artists: Daniel T. Brooking, T.H. Gomillion, Gloria C. Kirk, Russell Simmons, Nanno Smith



Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth and human beings have used it to fashion everything from toys to food storage to shelter. The ubiquitous soda can is a symbol of both consumer waste and efforts at recycling and sustainability. Artists have also made use of aluminum in new processes for digital printing, painting, or engraving images. Aluminosity features these new technologies among the many artistic meditations on this silvery element.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARTS CENTER
2438 EIGHTEENTH STREET NW WASHINGTON, DC 20009 • 202-462-7833
WWW.DCARTSCENTER.ORG

Gateway Arts District Open Studios – Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The artists of the Gateway Arts District host a December 10 Open Studio Tour with over sixteen participating locations including the Washington Glass School, Otis Street Art Projects, Brentwood Arts Exchange, EZ Storage Studios, DC Glassworks and more! For details including a map and list of participants. http://www.eastcityart.com/openings-and-events/december-gateway-open-studios/
The open studios are scheduled for Saturday, December 10 from 12pm to 5pm.
EASTCITYART.COM