Hello! Opening Reception
Thursday, November 4th, 6:30-9pm
Please join us for the opening reception
Georgetown Celebrates the Arts
Opening November 4th , we are thrilled to host a special guest-curated exhibition…
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Georgetown Celebrates the Arts • Outdoor Banner Exhibition
September 20- November 17, 2021
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“Life has been altered by Covid 19. Museums were closed. Social distancing was imposed. Shops and stores were drastically hit. All these facts led the Washington Print Foundation to organize an outdoor art exhibit to bring art and joy to the community, to draw attention to the abundant shops, galleries and restaurants in Georgetown making it a preferred DC destination, and to bring back galleries and other sorts of entrepreneurs to our great community: Georgetown.”, Washington Print Foundation.
Tuesday Night Group artists provided artwork for 4 banners (8 images) located outside the Klagsbrun Studios building. This grouping of banners makes an important statement about joy. The Tuesday Night Group has survived for 37 years meeting weekly to draw and paint from life. The pandemic forced us into a new virtual format and we have grown and flourished as a group and as individual artists. Since its founding the group's motto has been "Have Faith in Magic": this grouping of selected images from the past year-and-a-half is a testament to the power of art to foster community, to comfort and heal, and to keep us going during the worst of times.
From the Washington Print Foundation:
“Twenty-two double sided banners feature artwork by a diverse group of DMV artists. Eighteen are placed on existing street poles and four are installed at the Book Hill Triangle in front of Klagsbrun Studios drawing visitors through the exhibit from both directions.
The public can select its favorite work and the two top choices will receive a monetary prize and a third artist will receive a non-remunerative honorable mention. In addition to ballots, which can be found in street signs along Wisconsin Ave, passers-by can vote by sending a photo of their favorite piece to email@example.com, and are encouraged to post their favorite artwork on social media and tag @WashingtonPrintmakers.
We have been working with local organizations, elected officials, and Georgetown Main Street. Our heartfelt thanks to them and our sponsors for their support, help, time, and for making this project possible.”
GEORGETOWN FALL ART WALK
Saturday SEPTEMBER 7 TH 2019 , 5-8 pm
Fall is on its way, and we are excited to be participating, along with five more Book Hill Galleries along Wisconsin Avenue and 33 rd Street.
Georgetown GLOW 5
Public Art Exhibition
The region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations.
We are proud to announce that our GLOW sculpture, Radiant Rainbow Racer, was so popular last December that we were invited to be an official participant in GLOW 2018 with a new and expanded project.
Our GLOW Planning Team, led by Light Art Guru Johnny Dukovich, swung into action and has already come up with some electrifying ideas.
Watch for our installation on all three street corners at Wisconsin Avenue, Reservoir Road and 33rd Street NW.
Rainbow Friends will officially light up November 30th and will be on display nightly from 5pm through January 6th 2019.
GLOW All Night
December 7th 5-9 pm
Georgetown’s national retailers and small businesses alike will be open late, offering in-store promotions, pop-up events, collection launches, give-aways and more....
We will have open studios, exhibitions, wine and refreshments. Come join us!
Radiant Rainbow Runner
Photos of Radiant Rainbow Racer in Georgetown GLOW 2017.
Follow the Radiant Rainbow Racer on Instagram: @radiant_rainbow_racer
Article in Prince of Petworth:
It was a privilege to share a studio with Joe and over the years to watch his work become increasingly sophisticated and complex. His growth as an artist was hard to believe until you realized that he put more passion and labor into one Sunday than most artists put into a month.
He built his canvases with layer upon layer of paint, embedding antique photos, fragments of newspapers and old movie posters, sanding and re-layering endlessly. He poured his soul into the work, creating palimpsests of memory.
We had a running joke about his perfectionism: frequently I would be adamant that one of his paintings was finished, that he should not make any changes. “Hm, OK” he would say, apparently agreeing. An hour later I would stop by to find the piece covered with more layers of paint, or taken in a new direction.
What was so striking about Joe in this regard was not just his passion and intensity but his refusal to settle for anything that didn’t feel entirely right to him. This reflected his approach to all facets of life.
The relationship of studio partners is a unique one. Every Sunday we would pause to catch up on our lives, on the world, on what we were working on. We were always on the same wavelength about cultural happenings, in all fields of art, and about our shared commitment to progressive philanthropy and advocacy. Each of us was constantly on the lookout for artists we thought the other should know about, sharing tips and ideas back and forth. Joe’s spot-on cultural critiques, humor and trenchant observations about the world made him an irreplaceable studio partner.
His loss leaves an unfillable void. I look forward to a brighter time when we can all gather again and enjoy a retrospective exhibition of his work at Klagsbrun Studios.
A fuller obituary is available here