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National Memorial Day Parade May 28

May 27, 2018

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fourteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.

The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes.

 

The parade will be streamed LIVE at YouTube and Military.com.

 

For details on the route, click here.


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Georgetown's Spring Art Walk May 5th

April 25, 2018

The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill will have their Spring Art Walk on Saturday May 5 from 5:00 -8:00 pm. The featured exhibitions this spring include work in a variety of media by American and international artists, as well as a range of curatorial approaches. Interpreting and conceptualizing the world around us – runs through shows of all six galleries. 

Collage by David Bell (Photo by: Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery) Collage by David Bell

Two galleries will have group shows focusing on how artists use particular elements in their work – color in abstract art at Artist’s Proof Gallery and layered imagery at Cross Mackenzie Gallery. Klagsburn Studios is also presenting a group show. The solo exhibits at other galleries will give viewers a chance to consider other artists working with similar concepts. 

 

At Susan Calloway Fine Arts, David Bell  presents a new body of layered works exploring the interplay of materials. Two other artists with solo shows use imaginary structures and creatures in landscapes. At Addison/Ripley Gallery, painter Trevor Young suspends imagined architectural forms in his pieces; while, at Washington Printmakers Gallery, Douglas Bosley shows an imagined world with colonies of micro-robots in his finely detailed mezzotints.

 

The Georgetown Galleries is a group of galleries clustered along Wisconsin Avenue in upper Georgetown. They are Addison/Ripley Fine Arts, Artist’s Proof, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Klagsbrun Studios, Maurine Littleton Gallery, and Washington Printmakers Gallery.  

 


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Karin Broos Exhibition at House of Sweden

April 10, 2018

One of Sweden’s’ most widely recognized artists, Karin Broos, will be presenting her Still Life series at House of Sweden through June 24, 2018 on Saturdays & Sundays from noon until 5:00 pm. FREE admission and guide on site.

 

With her photorealistic portrayals of apparently everyday scenes, she expresses ambiguous sentiments and universal feelings of melancholia and gloom.

 

Karin Broos started her career as an abstract painter after studying at ’s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands before moving on to photorealism. The subjects in her atmospheric works are mainly from her home in Östra Ämtervik, the Värmland countryside, the Fryken lakes, and her own family. These works often portray individuals in her close family, her daughters, her grandchildren, or herself.  Karin Broos’ work also often explores different kinds of interiors and self-portraits, referring to 17th century Dutch paintings and symbolism as well as to contemporary art. In this exhibition, her work is complemented by the inclusion of excerpts from Sara Broos’ acclaimed film Speglingar (Reflections) about a mother-daughter relationship and intriguing artist talks and events relating to Karin Broos’ oeuvre.

 

Curated by: Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde Art Museum and Alma Löv Museum.

House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.


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