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2013 Spirit of Georgetown Honors Page Evans

October 3, 2013

2013 Spirit of Georgetown Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Hague, Colman Riddell, Amy Porter Stroh, and Carrington Tarr

 invite you to the

2013 Spirit of Georgetown Benefit

to honor

Page Evans

October 17, 2013

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

at the home of

Brooke and Stephane Carnot

3529 R Street, Georgetown


This year’s benefit will honor Page Evans for being a steadfast friend of GMC by not only co-chairing past Spirit events, but also reaching out to the homeless members of our community that GMC aims to serve. She came to us three years ago as a co-chair for our 2011 Spirit event along with Shannon Warner and Eileen McGrath. Page has shown her commitment goes well beyond simply helping a local homeless center organize a fundraiser. Staff at GMC began to get concerned calls from Page about homeless people in the neighborhood. She would reach out to the homeless in the community, bringing them clothes and food, and advocating for them. Page has remained a friend over the years helping us find houses and co-chairs for our event.  Thank you, Page!

Brooke and Stephane Carnot Home (Photo by: ) Brooke and Stephane Carnot Home

The House

This year’s Spirit of Georgetown event will take place at the historic R Street home of Brooke and Stephane Carnot. We thank them for their generosity!

The Dougal House was built in 1854 on the north end of Georgetown Heights. The design respected the location of what was known then as the boundary between civilized and sophisticated urban settlements to the south of R Street and the, yet to be tamed, wilderness to the north. The house showcases architectural styles of the time and personalities of its’ owners over the years as tasteful additions and revisions were made at various times over the past one hundred and fifty years. For the latter half of the 20th century the house was owned by Mrs. Marion “Oatsie” Charles who entertained the likes of Ian Fleming, Noel Coward and Princess Michael of Kent. The large, elegant rooms are perfect for formal occasions and the surrounding acre of garden offers an oasis in the middle of the city.

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Georgetown Ministry Center
1041 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Great Scots of Georgetown: Tudor Place Lecture October 1

September 26, 2013

Scottish snuffbox

Scottish immigrants, including the father of Tudor Place founder Thomas Peter, shaped the Georgetown we know today. A few -- including Robert Peter, who came to Maryland from Crossbasket Castle in Lanarkshire -- became wealthy merchants and landowners. For its first Landmark Society lecture of the fall, Tudor Place welcomes John King Bellassai, J.D., of the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington.

Mr. Bellassai will look at the history of Georgetown viewed through its Scottish roots. Afterward, take a close look at a few items closely tied to the Peters of early Georgetown, including Robert's snuffbox from Scotland, a mourning ring commemorating his life, and his daughter-in-law Martha’s pink kid slippers.

On Tuesday, October 1st, the lecture will begin at 7:00 pm. Beforehand, enjoy a glass of Scotch and the sound of bagpipes. 

Admission complimentary for Landmark Society (member + 1 guest).
     Others: Members, $15 | Non-members, $20

To rsvp, contact Jennifer Schleining, 202.486.0400 ext. 104.

Landmark Society members provide substantive support for Tudor Place while enjoying special access, complimentary admission, and other benefits. Click here for information.

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street.


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Art & Sentiment To Be Displayed at Egyptian-Themed Exhibition

September 15, 2013

The paintings of Egyptian-American artist Mona El-Bayoumi will be exhibited at a reception sponsored by Syra Arts at the Alla Rogers Gallery in Georgetown’s Canal Square from 6 pm-8 pm on Thursday September 19.

“'Dig Out’ is my hue on the current uprising in Egypt,” said El-Bayoumi, who was born in Egypt.  “It represents my reserved optimism for Egypt in the hope that it returns to its more glorious, productive and dignified days.”

Mona El-Bayoumi (Photo by: Mona El-Bayoumi) Mona El-Bayoumi

Her work has been featured in galleries and institutions in the United States and internationally, notably in Cairo, Paris and Johannesburg.

“I hope my colors and compositions take the viewer to all the different emotions that Egypt has gone through and leaves them with new visions,” said El-Bayoumi, who has a home studio in the DC Metropolitan Area.

“During the past months, like many who have followed the happenings in Egypt, I, too, have been taken in many directions as both a spectator and an artist, I was drawn to more varying colors for this show, colors which reflect hope, anger and optimism…reflecting the different directions my homeland has gone in over the past few years.”

Syra Arts displays works of art and jewelry at the Alla Rogers Gallery. Syra Arts was formed by Sylvia Ragheb who spends time at her homes in Georgetown, McLean, Va., and in Egypt.

The reception/exhibition is open and free to the public. The exhibition goes through Oct. 10. The gallery is at 1054  31st Street NW near the Capella Hotel.

For more information; www.syra-arts.com

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