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Sunday Serenity Yoga at Dumbarton House

July 19, 2017

Experience serenity with local yoga instructors Alia Peera and Amy Mitchell as they host Dumbarton House's 3rd annual summer yoga series in the East Park at Dumbarton House. Every Sunday from 10:00 to 11:00 am, where the East Park provides a serene, tree covered outdoor space, for this 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees should bring their own mat and must complete a waiver to participate.


A $5 cash donation per person is suggested for the class. Please give donations directly to the instructor. Reservations are not required but are encouraged. Donations to Dumbarton House for providing space are welcomed, donate online or in the museum after the class.


Class will be canceled if rain is forecasted at or after 8:00 am the morning of class. Rain cancellations can be confirmed on the instructors and Dumbarton House’s Twitter @Path2Be @ProYogaUSA @DumbartonHouse


Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown



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Val Lewton Memorial Exhibition at Katzen Arts Center

June 20, 2017

"Val Lewton From Hollywood to Breezewood," a memorial exhibition of the artist's work at Addison/Ripley is on display at the Katzen Arts Center at American University through July 13, 2017. The show includes works from the artist's estate and from the gallery archives that span Lewton's long career. 


This retrospective of Val Lewton brings it all to bear: Lewton’s lifetime in front of the canvas, his knowledge of color, his unerring command of the paint-loaded brush and his certitude about how best to structure a painting. Lewton was born in California, the son of a film director, and moved to Washington to work as an exhibit designer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (then the National Collection of Fine Arts). His paintings use the artifacts of traffic and run of the mill objects—cars, trucks, roadways, semi-demolished buildings, and paint cans—to create improbably beautiful and personal compositions.


The Katzen Arts Center is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

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Karen Silve at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery

May 23, 2017

Abstract artist's Karen Silve's recent travels to Beijing inspired her latest exhibition at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery through June 3, 2017.


Beijing Trees: Strength, Wisdom and Renewal pays homage to ancient traditions of the Chinese, and the wisdom of centuries as evidenced by the way they nurtured their trees. Each branch was thoughtfully pruned every year, keeping them healthy. The trunk, or strength of the tree, had everything to do with its foundation. The top of the trees had new life every year. Depending on the structure due to the consistent pruning, the more blossoms there would be. All of this resonated with Silve. A state of renewal built on strength and wisdom became the direction of her new body of work. 


Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgeotwn.

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