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'Observations of Form' at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery

October 13, 2014

Michael Hampton, Worchester Lodge, Badminton House, Paper Size: 17 x 13 (Photo by: callowayart.com) Michael Hampton, Worchester Lodge, Badminton House, Paper Size: 17 x 13

"Observations of Form," photographs by Paul Jett & architectural watercolors by Michael Hampton will be on view at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery from October 17-November 15, 2014.

Opening Reception is Friday, October 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The relationship between the work of Michael Hampton and Paul Jett is one of both harmony and contrast.  Hampton's watercolors highlight the absolute symmetry and precision of neoclassical architecture, which emphasizes exacting classical line and proportion.  Jett's photographs capture flora he comes across while taking walks in the woods-like dangling tree limbs or Spanish moss. Yet both artists demonstrate the power of simplicity, the impact of a clean line, and the drama of using negative space.  These qualities bring cohesion and unity to their very dissimilar subject matter.

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



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Beasley RE Opens Old Town Office

October 6, 2014

Beasley Old Town Office (Photo by: Beasley RE) Beasley Old Town Office

Old Town, Alexandria, now boasts of a new office opened last week by Beasley Real Estate.

It is Beasley's first office in Virginia.

Clients, family, friends and business colleagues of Beasley dropped by Thursday to congratulate the firm at the grand opening and view the modern design of the new space at 130 S. Union Street.

"It is an incredible accomplishment to have Beasley agents spreading their business throughout Northern Virginia so quickly," said Jim Bell, founder and managing partner of Beasley RE. "There is so much history here.  Everyone from city officials to small businesses that surround us have been extremely welcoming."

The Old Town office, in the heart of Alexandria, is Beasley's third office in the Washington region.  The headquarters is in D.C.  An office in Bethesda, Md., opened last fall.


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Fillmore Arts Center Celebrates 40 Years Sept.27

September 8, 2014

The Friends of Fillmore Arts Center is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of Fillmore Arts Center, an innovative concept launched in 1974 to provide robust arts instruction to elementary DCPS students. An afternoon of family-friendly fun will take place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Fillmore/Hardy School Field and Parking Lot across from the "Social" Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue.

The event will feature kids activities, such as moon bounces, face painting, and art tables, along with a series of performances by Fillmore's past & present students and teachers, including pianist Janelle Gill, bassist Michael Bowie, singer/songwriter Rachel Cross, and others, and an appreciation of the Fillmore founders and early staff.  The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre will also perform.

Several food trucks and vendors will be there to provide refreshments -- Dolci Gelati, Rocklands, and Simply Bahn Mi. This event is FREE.

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