Wednesday, January 06, 2010

DC Artists Reunite to Celebrate a Lost Friend

Traces, Celebrating the Life of Jutta Philippi Eigen
January 6 to 30, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 6:00-8:00PM.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery 
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC

 Jutta Eigen was a longtime resident of Washington, DC, a prominent composer, pianist and physician who died from cancer in 2002. This exhibition brings together artists who were part of the defining DC art world of the 1970s and 80s, in which Eigen was an influential and dynamic participant. During these vibrant years, Eigen and the exhibiting artists were connected through Georgetown’s famous Fendrick Gallery, known for representing important contemporary, American artists. The show’s artists all admired Eigen and have reunited to celebrate her life through art and music.

Artists include: Daniel Brush, Renee Butler, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Craig Cahoon, Joan Danziger, Sam Gilliam, Kitty Klaidman, Dale Loy, Jean Meisel and Elise Wiarda. The curator, Elise Wiarda, is also a member of Smith Farm Center's Cancer Help Program retreat staff.

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