We are thrilled to celebrate February 2024 by hosting a new exhibition
HOMAGE TO GUILLEN and HUGHES
February 17th – March 3rd, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 17th , 2024 from 1 – 4 PM.
This juried student photography exhibition is a visual exploration inspired by the work of poets Langston Hughes and Nicolas Guillen. Both authors were born in 1902 and their writings express the racial, class, and social injustice of the 1930s and 40s in the US and Cuba.
The haunting, mysterious, stark, yet melodious photographs resonate with the juxtaposition of the Blues and Son Cubano rhythm. All images in this exhibition were produced by the intermediate & advanced photography students from the University of the District of Columbia and the American University studying under Prof. Iwan Bagus.
Special thanks to David Ramirez Alvarez, Director of cultural Affairs to the Embassy of Cuba.
Photo: Tracy Connor: Sweat and Lash, black and white photograph
We are excited to be participating in
ART ALL NIGHT
Friday September 29th, 6-10pm
Micheline Klagsbrun: Recent work including Anchors of The Heart
Small mixed media works on paper and sculpture, evoking the memories and belongings we hold on to in times of transition.
The Tuesday Night Group: Recent work
TNG is a fluctuating group of 10-20 members who meet every Tuesday Night to draw and paint from life. We represent a diverse range of styles and media. Selected work is always on view.
Jaya Viswanathan: Baby Senses
The book ‘Baby Senses: A Sensory Neuroscience Primer for All Ages’, will be on display and available for purchase, alongside the author’s original artwork. This art book for children introduces them and their adults to the wonder and beauty of sensory systems through illustration of baby animals’ “superpowers”. An original holiday gift!
Georgetown’s free annual arts festival brings together local artists and businesses as part of a city-wide Art All Night event. Make your way up Wisconsin Avenue, from N St to R St, for live music, art demonstrations, pop-up galleries, comedic film screenings, karaoke, family friendly activities, DIY crafts, and more.
A second special pop-up show organized and curated by Vesela Sretenovic‘, senior curator and Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives at the Phillips Collection.
CAST IN SHADOW
APRIL 22 - MAY 15
With Beverly Ress + Andy Yoder + Micheline Klagsbrun
Opening Reception: April 22, 5-8pm
Opening Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11-4pm and by appointment ([email protected])
We are also excited to be participants in
DO THE LOOP
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, 11:00am-4:00pm
American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, The Kreeger Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, Jackson Art Center, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, and Klagsbrun Studios collaborate for Do The Loop, a free day of indoor and outdoor art programming complete with shuttle service provided between locations.
Stay up to date on the day’s events by visiting dotheloopdc.org and following @dotheloopdc.
GEORGETOWN SPRING ART WALK 2023
MARCH 18, 12-5pm
Several new galleries joined us for a highly successful Art Walk, bringing large groups of new visitors in the balmy sunshine.
VERMEER AND THE ART OF LOVE
NOVEMBER 20 2022, 5-7.30 PM
Aneta Georgievska-Shine treated us to an illustrated presentation of her latest book, Vermeer and the Art of Love. Demand for seats was so high that we had to host a second session which was also filled. Vermeer and the Art of Love (Lund Humphries, 2022) was picked by Christie’s as one of the top ten art books published in 2022 and is available through online sellers including Blackwells, Amazon, AbeBooks, Biblio.
Becoming One in Eight
Georgetown Art All Night 2022
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…
STAY TUNED for further details!
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 protected], 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