Margaret Kennedy, 82 year old Abstract Expressionist artist.
Reception: Saturday, March 24, 6pm – 8pm
@ 1515 14th St. NW, Washington, DC.
Curated by Jo Israelson, Firehouse Studio
Everyday, for 24 years, Margaret Kennedy paints in her Brushmark Studio in the quiet town of Burkittsville, Md. The space is chock a block full of canvases whose origin is, as she explains, “…entirely intuitive. It is centered, then comes around like a circle – like meditation.”Sponsored by Stages Premier Realtors, this exhibition marks the third in the series: “Art from the Exurbs” featuring works from beyond the beltway.
Having spent her time in NYC during the 1950’s, she considers herself a 2nd generation abstract expressionist. Schooled in printmaking, followed by 15 years as a leaded stained glass artist, Kennedy completed a Master of Divinity from Indiana University. She then became a soup kitchen pastor by day and an emergent painter at night. Eventually, the painter won out.
These revolving exhibitions offer an innovative way to support the arts emphasizes Anthony Bozzi, Vice President of Operations:
We wanted to stay true to the building’s current usage as art galleries, as well as contribute to the arts community, by inviting artists to exhibit in the former art gallery.All exhibitions are open to the public. The work may also be viewed Monday through Friday, 1 pm – 5 pm or by appointment until April 27, 2012. Contact Rod Rochowiak, Stages, 202.449.8657.