Artist Reception

I had a great time at Sonoma Cellar with all who showed up for the lovely reception, and there is still time to go see the art through November 20th.  So if you’re out and about in Old Town Alexandria, definitely go check out the establishment and the art.  Most of the art is up stairs, and all you have to do is just walk right up!

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Closing and Opening

Hi Everyone, with the school year in full swing, I can finally get back to announcing shows and sharing some works in progress.  It’s been a busy end of summer!

First! If you haven’t made it out to the New Deal Cafe, I still have art exhibiting in it’s restaurant space.  It’s really a sweet spot, so if you can make your way around the beltway in the next week, you won’t regret it.  They often have musical acts and of course fresh food and great beverages.  I hope you can get out there!

Here are a few images from the opening, about a month ago.

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After I deinstall at the cafe, my work heads on over to Sonoma Cellars in Alexandria, VA.   It’s a lovely place for fresh Californian-style cuisine, and of course lovely wines.  Here is a flyer created by their team:

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It’s been a great year of so many different kinds of exhibitions.  Please check out my Instagram feed to get a peek at the work I’m doing as a part of my graduate program at George Mason University.  I will be adding updates for some group shows I may be a part of in the next couple of months, so be on the look out

Glen Echo Opening

What an amazing place to have a show.  I can’t remember the last time I was there, but I know it had been quite sometime.  Glen Echo Park is a special place in the DC metro area.  It’s right across the DC and Virginia border, and is maintained by the National Park Service.  It truly is a one of a kind park that is tucked away in a little neighborhood full of cottages, craftsman bungalows and even some tudors.  Sure there are some hints of modernization, and some “mc-mansion’ style throwbacks, but the narrow streets, the trees, and the park make it all worth a visit every now and again.

The park itself has a pretty amazing history and some wonderful architecture that blends itself right into the natural scenery.  It creates a really magical experience for all who come.  You may hear the sounds of the carousel, and see the bright red sign that sticks out just enough so you can see it from the road, but once you park the car, and walk over the Minniehaha Branch, you step back into a place that has long been forgotten by the modern world.

A while ago, I used to bring campers here from Prince William County.  We went on a lot of field trips throughout the summer, and the kids were not always excited about going.  However, once they heard the music of the carousel and caught a glimpse of the architecture of the park, they knew they were in for an experience.

Having my current exhibit of rivers in the Stone Tower Gallery is such an amazing treat. This building dates back to 1892 and it was part of the Chautauqua movement.  It’s truly a beautiful building and the stone really gives the exhibit of my work a different feeling. I’ve only taken a few pictures, but plan to go back really soon to take some additional one.

If you’d like to get out there and take a look at my exhibit or the rest of the park definitely go on the weekends when the gallery is open! And maybe even take a ride on the carousel!

Click here for more information about the park and my exhibit!  In the mean time here are a few snapshots.

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An old bumper car in one of the galleries.
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The sun already coming down, and the moon is high in the sky. Perfect evening for an art walk.
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Here’s a perfect example of keeping old with older. I love how it just highlights the magic of this park.
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I’m in there on the bottom floor.
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The curved walls can be difficult to work with in a gallery setting, but they have ways!!
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A little grouping of some of my smaller works.
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In the round! Full view of the gallery, panoramic style.

 

ARTOMATIC

Everyone, come down to Crystal City and support an amazing artist community.  Artists from all over the DC metro area exhibit a variety of artwork.  And— It’s FREE! You can find my art on the 6th floor — Gallery # 6107.  I’ll post some pictures soon, but definitely make your way down there for one of the special events.  This special exhibit lasts for 6 weeks!

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Just an FYI

I’m in this show, and it open this weekend.  Click here to find out more about it.

Also, I just secured my space for Artomatic 2017.  More information to follow soon!