Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Citizens Association of Georgetown Presents Georgetown ARTS 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 6-9pm
Govinda Gallery owner Chris Murray talks about the Georgetown art scene at 7pm

Show continues on
Friday, November 20, noon-8pm
Saturday November 21, 11am-6pm

1209 31st Street NW, WDC

(the former Smith and Hawken space)

The talent of Georgetown resident artists will be on view for the first time under one roof at the former Smith and Hawken space at 1209 31st Street for three days in November.  The opening reception, Thursday evening, November 19, from 6 to 9, will feature Govinda Gallery owner Chris Murray talking about the history and evolution of the Georgetown art scene - drawn from his 34 years as a central presence in the ever-changing Georgetown art world. 
CAG's new and unique show of more than 25 Georgetown artists will include painting, photography, and sculpture.  While some works will be just for display, many will be for sale. CAG's Georgetown ARTS 2009 will also be highlighted in the new Gallery Gaze that takes place on Friday evenings.
FRIDAY, November 20th 6 - 9 PM

Artists in the show include:
Michele Banks ~ Dede Caughman ~ Betsy Cooley~ Arthur Day ~ Barbara Downs ~ Anne Emmet ~ Heidi Hess ~ Michele Jacobson ~ Bo Jia ~ Sidney Lawrence ~ Wendy Plotkin-Mates ~ Christopher Matthews ~ Starke Meyer ~ Elba Molina ~ Rosie Moore ~ Johanna Mueller ~ Emma O'Rourke ~ Isabella Page~  Larry Parlier ~ Hayley Pivato ~ Joan Shorey ~ Elizabeth Smythe ~ Polly Townsend ~ Dariush Vaziri ~ Homayoun Yeroushalmi

 Chris Murray, founder and director of Govinda Gallery on 34th Street, will be a fascinating speaker as he has been in the midst of the art scene here since 1975. His Govinda Gallery has pioneered cutting edge art, beginning with pop artists and his personal friendship with Andy Warhol led him to many other innovative artists. He had the first exhibition of photographer Annie Leibovitz's work in the 80s and(Chris Murray here with Muhammad Ali: photo copyright Chester Simpson) also showed her work twice in the 90s. His gallery is renown for exhibiting photographs related to contemporary music. 

Join CAG November 19 to hear Chris Murray's fascinating recollection of artists and galleries in Georgetown and his personal insights and stories about the artists who have been influential here.  In addition to the wine and cheese, the reception will also feature one of Georgetown's popular "designer" treats - from Georgetown Cupcake.  So mark your calendar for November 19 and the subsequent show on the 20th and 21st - to see your favorite local artists - and to discover new ones in the neighborhood!

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