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Former Georgetowner Dan Rather returns to Washington

May 19, 2011

Former Georgetowner and CBS News anchor Dan Rather was spotted in Washington Thursday by The Georgetown Dish headed to Union Station after receiving the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for the story, “The Price of an Afghan Bride” which aired on the network in March 2010 and was produced by Jenny Nordberg.

Rather, now at HDNet, and his wife Jean Rather were Georgetown residents when Dan was White House correspondent in the 1970s. Ever warm and popular Jean played competitive tennis at St. Albans, and son Dan M. Rather eventually graduated from Georgetown Law before becoming Assistant District Attorney in New York.

Think Dan has mellowed?

Rather's recent HDNet series called "A National Disgrace" starts with a two-hour report documenting a pivotal year and a half in the Detroit Public Schools, against a backdrop of history and the plight of one student desperate to succeed despite the odds.

Most recent Facebook quote: "There's an interesting article in today's New York Times about the increasing number of states turning to private prisons in order to save money -- but in reality, new data shows that private prisons can actually cost more than state-run prisons. But one thing is for sure, private prisons certainly make an astronomical amount of money themselves, as we reported in our private prison series two years ago." 

That's the frequency, Kenneth...

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Susan Calloway hosts authors and artists this week

May 16, 2011

Please join Susan Calloway Fine Arts for a book signing with renowned interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth, author of "Living Traditions: Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth," on Wednesday, May 18th, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Smyth studied interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has maintained his eponymous design firm in New York City since 1987. He specializes in residential design and has completed notable projects in New York and Bedford, NY; Greenwich and New Canaan, CT; Scarborough and Southwest Harbor, ME; and Palm Beach, FL.

Living Traditions: Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth (Photo by: Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery) Living Traditions: Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth

Susan Calloway Fine Arts is pleased to host an opening reception for "Rodgers Naylor: Life in the City" at Thos. Moser's DC Showroom (3300 M Street) on Friday, May 20th, 6: 00 -8:00 pm. A native Washingtonian who now resides in rural Colorado, Rodgers Naylor continues to return to Washington D.C.in his paintings. This show features dynamic Georgetown street scenes, colorful Eastern Market happenings, contemplative interiors of the National Gallery, and dynamic slices of urban life. "Rodgers Naylor: Life in the City" is on view at Thos. Moser's DC Showroom through June 30, 2011.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.965.4601


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Coyote artist returns to P&C Art

April 8, 2011

The inimitable “Coyote” artist, Markus Pierson will be back at P&C Art on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 pm. This event marks the 25th anniversary for the artist and 36 years in Georgetown for P&C Art.

Included in this exhibition are many of the artist’s finest mixed-media works, drawings, paintings and sculptures. In addition to offering his remarkable collection of imaginative, quirky and compelling artwork, the artist will present, in his own unique manner, a collection of stories, from his own life, sure to entrance listeners.  Pierson’s work is part of P&C Art’s  permanent collection but this special exhibition of his work will be on display for only 2 weeks.

Markus Pierson (Photo by: P&C Art) Markus Pierson

 “It was just another day, nothing special. I was just cruising along, being alive, feeling the weight, when all of a sudden - the weight was gone. I floated up in the air, my soul as light as a feather. Euphoria - out of nowhere and for no apparent reason. It felt like a tiny bit of Saturday. Oh, how I love Saturday, and life being as it is, you've got to hold on tight to your bits of Saturday whenever they come, and on whatever day." - Markus Pierson

P&C Art is located at 3108 M Street. Tel: 202.965.3833

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