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Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.
“The quality of the light, those vibrant colors in A Coruña, a province in northern Spain were my inspiration,” says fourth generation artist, Eileen Lyons about her paintings and lithographs, on display Thursday evening at a party hosted by Via Umbria.
Working as an artist and art educator in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 20 years, Lyons studied lithography and painting with a group from the Corcoran College of Art + Design along with several artists from Madrid in the summer of 2008.
There she was enchanted with the small town’s beauty and the warmth of its people.
Lyons mingled with friends, art lovers and Via Umbria owners Suzy and Bill Menard.
Guests were treated to a Prosecco tasting by Brian Forsgren from Downey Selections and light hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Johanna Hellrigl.
Through January 1st 2017, Hillwood Museum is hosting a special exhibition: Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945.
The style that came to be known as art deco, which flourished from the 1920s to 1940s, was a vivid reflection of the modern era and the vitality of the machine age. Between the wars, as normalcy returned to politics, jazz music blossomed, and the flapper redefined the modern woman, art deco left its mark on every form of visual art.
Originating in Europe, the new art form, characterized by rectilinear shapes, geometric patterns, and bold colors, traveled the world as an ambassador for modernism and style. Deco Japan, a special exhibition on view at Hillwood beginning in June 2016, will explore how the Japanese interpreted the style and transformed it through their own rich art and craft traditions. The art deco creations of Japan are vivid translations of both tradition and innovation—a visual record of the artistic explosion that ushered Japan from its conventional artistic format into the Modern era.
Featuring a wide range of media—sculpture, painting, prints, ceramics, lacquerware, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and graphic ephemera—this traveling exhibition brings Japanese art deco to Washington for the first time. It builds on the passion that Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post had for decorative art, focusing on her most transformative era, when she epitomized the flapper lifestyle and developed her own taste for finely-crafted objects.
Displayed among multiple buildings upon the 25-acre campus, Deco Japan will also bring focus to the Japanese-style Garden, one of Hillwood’s most beloved features.
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