I’m really honored to have two of my prints included in the Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition on Capitol Hill. The show runs June 26 through September 28, 2014. and was juried by Philip Kennicott, Art & Architecture Critic at The Washington Post.
The opening reception with the Artists is tonight, June 26, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. During the reception, Kennicott will present a Gallery Talk, and announce the first, second, third place, and honorable mention award winners.
One piece I have in the show is a Shaw “streetscape” that features a group of row houses with new construction behind them. I’m fascinated by the juxtapositions of “new” and “old” DC with so much rapid change in the District. Shaw is a neighborhood where this is happening a lot, and I was pleased to capture a bit of that in my image.
Another area that is changing rapidly is H Street NE. This is an area where the one of the new DC arts districts, new theaters, shops, restaurants — and soon streetcars. In December, my daughter and I took Bisky (the cutest three legged dog in the Western Hemisphere who happens to live in our house) to be photographed with Santa at an independent pet store on H Street. It meant that our photo fees benefited the Humane Society and we weren’t stuck with one of those rather awful plastic frames PetSmart gives you with your doggie Santa pictures.
Anyway, after seeing Santa we went into a shop nearby called Hunted House, which carries vintage furnishings, clothing and decorative objects. I’ve long loved taking photos at estate sales, thrift shops, and flea markets. (For one thing, taking home pictures helps me resist the urge to fill my already cluttered home with more interesting stuff.)
The owner of Hunted House kindly said it was fine for me to take pictures, and some came out very well. So well, in fact, that one is in the show at the Hill Center Galleries; while another photo I took in the shop will be in a show later in the summer.
I’d put the images here now, but I’m using the WordPress iPad app to write this post. It’s the first time I’ve used the app, so I still have a lot to learn about it. I’ll do something about posting more images when I get back to my computer. Meanwhile, I’ll finish this already longish post with:
Information About Hill Center Galleries:
Hill Center Galleries consists of six distinct exhibition spaces in the exquisitely renovated Civil War-era Old Naval Hospital at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, just one block from Eastern Market Metro. First and second floor galleries are enhanced by 14-foot ceilings and natural light, which streams in through eight-foot windows. All artwork is available for purchase.
Hill Center Galleries are open to the general public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. There are occasional closings for special events. Please call Hill Center at 202-549-4172 for confirmation of open hours on a particular day.
If you feel peckish after viewing the Galleries, the food spots of Barracks Row are in the next block. Hope you can make it to the opening and/or the exhibition.