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Jackson Art Center Workshops Nov. 15 & 16

November 12, 2014

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The artists of the Jackson Art Center will open their doors to the public November 15 & 16, starting with a special Preview and Workshop Day for children, teens and adults on Saturday, November 15, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, followed by Jackson Open Studios, Sunday, November 16, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The twice-a-year events are invitations to the community to visit the studios and meet the more than 40 local artists who work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, and pastel, as well as photography, sculpture, ceramics, and wood and metal assemblage in a historic DC public school building.

No registration required. Seats are limited. Please plan to arrive before starting time. All art materials will be supplied.

Jackson Preview & Workshop DayFour FREE art workshops, Saturday, November 15, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Children (age 3-9).  Create like Kandinsky. Draw and paint in the style of Russian-born abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Children (all ages). Jackson BAA-llock. Draw and paint from almost life-size fabric and yarn sheep created by Jackson artist Leslie Blackmon in the likes of Martha St-ewe-art, Jackson Baa-llock, and Baa-Andy Warhol. 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Teens and adults (age 15 and up). Create a Flowing Watercolor. Led by a Jackson artist Sherry Kaskey who has taught watercolor with the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program.  11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Adults. Brief History of Abstract Art.Slides and lecture by Jackson artist and GWU/Corcoran School of Art + Design instructor Mira Hecht.  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Both days’ events are free and open to the public. The Jackson Art Center is located at 3050 R Street, NW, in the Jackson School, across from Montrose Park in Georgetown.  

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Art Desks at Addison Ripley Fine Art

October 20, 2014

Addison Ripley Fine Art is pleased to announce the release of Art Desks by photographer E. Brady Robinson with an essay by Andy Grundberg published by Daylight Books.

For the past three years, Robinson has traveled throughout the East Coast documenting the workspaces of some of the most influential artists, curators, art dealers and collectors from New York to Miami. A mission, which Robinson describes as "the desk as portrait combined with the social experiment of navigating the art world."

The exhibit will run from November 1 through November 15, 2014.  Opening reception and book signing is November 1st from 3:00-6:00 pm.

For more information about the artist and his work, images from the exhibition or to schedule an appointment to view the work, please call Ms. Romy Silverstein at 202.338.5180.

Addison Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.338.5180

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Grace Episcopal Church Hosts Music on the Lawn

September 1, 2014

Grace Episcopal Church was founded to serve the laborers, craftsmen, shopkeepers, and watermen of the Georgetown waterfront and began holding regular services by 1857.

Discover the verdant, serene lawn and a month of FREE jazz concerts throughout September.

Gates open at 5:30; show is from 6:15-7:30. Bring a picnic supper or purchase sandwiches and drinks from Wisey's at the event.

Larry Brown Jazz kicks off the season on September 4. See the full schedule here.

Grace Episcopal Church is located at 1057 Wisconsin Avenue.

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