Sunday, October 07, 2007

Herb's Choice at DCAC

Herb's Choice
Manon Cleary - Skyscapes

October 12 - November 4
Opening Reception: October 12, 7 - 9pm
curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow

Manon Catherine Cleary ˆ by any earthly measure ˆ is a luminary among Washington DC artists. Globally exhibited and collected, Cleary has enjoyed a forty-year career as an artist and teacher, and is principally acclaimed for her virtuosic and conceptually provocative enlistment of oil paint and graphite to photo-realist ends. It is with great honor, then, that DC Arts Center will showcase the artist's very newest "skyscapes" in its gallery during the month of October ˆ works rendered and mounted in remembrance of Cleary's dear friend and DCAC founder and patron Herb White, in whose company she spent countless contented hours "chasing clouds."

about Herb's Choice
For 19 years the space occupied by DCAC has been donated by DCAC founder Herb White. Herb's Choice has become an annual DCAC tradition, allowing Herb to choose the theme or featured artist for a show in the gallery. Herb White passed away in June of 2007, but before his unexpected death he expressed hope that the 2007 Herb's Choice show would feature prominent DC artist and longtime friend, Manon Cleary.

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