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Ed Cooper at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery

January 16, 2014

Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is holding an opening reception, Friday, January 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm for Ed Cooper’s New Landscapes: Scenes from the Shenandoah to the Chesapeake.

 Ed Cooper reflects the subtleties of early morning and late afternoon light and color in his plein air landscapes, capturing the interplay of sun and shade on trees, water, and grass. A wanderer, Cooper searches for scenes and objects that evoke an emotional response. He carries as constant companions a pochade box for quick oil sketches and an easel for more elaborate paintings.

While wandering I am constantly looking for scenes or objects that evoke an emotional response in me - something I just have to paint.  This may be a majestic scene, an interesting object, a wonderful color, a special atmosphere, or a ray of sunlight striking a distant object.  I am particularly interested in painting the effect of light on the landscape in the early morning and late afternoon or evening. These are the times for which I live - the time that has the most interesting light and the greatest emotional appeal to me.  When I find something that interests me I try to capture it in paint.

Cooper holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and has received awards from the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, American Artist, the National Parks Academy of the Arts, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, and the Easton Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival.

The show runs January 17 - February 15, 2014. 

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

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Dumbarton Oaks Park Winter Clean Up

January 8, 2014

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Please join friends of Dumbarton Oak Park tackle bush honeysuckles and vines on Saturday, January 11th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Please meet at the Lovers' Lane gate, near 3060 R Street in Georgetown at 10:00 for training. They will have tools, gloves, cookies and water.

This is a great way to work off all the fun foods over the last month and help the Park see see dayligh.t They will also be working on January 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for MLK Day.

The event will be cancelled for rain or snow. Please check Dumbarton Oaks Park and your email if you think the weather is iffy. The Park is looking fabulous. The photo above is from Spring 2011, and at right from this fall. What a difference every workday in the park makes- many thanks!!

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Nick's Riverside Grill & Tony and Joe's Present New Year's Eve River Bash 2014

December 29, 2013

Nick’s Riverside Grill  Tony and Joe's Seafood Place have the biggest New Year’s Party in Washington, D.C. every year.  They offer it all including live music, DJ’s, endless buffets, and a top shelf open bar. They even tent and heat the entire outdoor area surrounding their restaurants so thay can open up their outside bars.

There is plenty of room for everyone. The best part is it's all-inclusive and the lowest price in the city. All you have to do is show up! Just don't forget to bring your ticket.

You can buy a ticket by yourself or bring some friends. If you think you can get 9 of your good friends, start a group! Starting a group gets you 10 dollars off the current price of tickets.  Tickets are now at $160 plus tax.  But don’t wait too long because ticket prices will increase.  Get in now and fast so you can celebrate at the biggest party in the city. Don’t risk waiting because it will be more expensive and you don’t want to miss out.

Doors will open at 9:00 pm and the party goes on and on ....Don’t forget to dress to impress!

 Be responsible, there’s going to be alcohol, so you have to be 21. Make sure you bring a valid ID to present at the door.

A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to a local charity, JFGH.  


Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place is located at 3000 K Street. Tel: 202.944.4545

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