On The Look Out

Caroline Adams Paintings at Susan Calloway

October 25, 2017

Through November 11, 2017 at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery, view  Someplace Else, a show of Caroline Adams' paintings.

 

Here's what Adams says about her work:

 

"Every time I move somewhere new -- every four years or so -- I spend time feeling disconnected. Why did I go so far away? Where do I really belong? Can I reinvent myself in this new place?

 

I paint my way toward the answers. This is especially true with my egg tempera paintings. Egg tempera doesn’t glide around the way oil does. It doesn’t abide being moved from here to there, or wiped off the canvas to try another direction. Egg tempera hits the panel and stays put. There is a solidity, a rooted-ness to it. In order to build an egg tempera landscape, I sit for hours laying down line after line, layer upon layer. If I work long enough, the unfamiliar language and customs around me fall away.

 

And I’m someplace else. Someplace I’ve made, someplace that draws on the memory of all the places I have traveled and lived and made my home. Sometimes, it’s a glimpse of sky in a faraway place. Other times, it’s a field that I saw a thousand times as a child. This has been a hard couple of years to be away from home. Lots of things have changed and are changing still. I hope that these reflections of my visual experience will bring you to a time you remember, somewhere familiar or, if needed, just someplace else. The fields that I saw as a child are the same fields that Andrew Wyeth wandered and painted so hauntingly in his tempera works. In light of his recent retrospective at the Brandywine River Museum, minutes from my childhood home, I’m thinking about my fellow Pennsylvanian. The steely grays and cold browns belie a sincere empathy for his subjects and a deep connection to the place where he lived. I move around far more than Wyeth, and I paint a wider variety of landscapes. But his temperas depict my first home.

 

And I return to them over and over, visiting like a dear friend."

 

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


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Spirit of Georgetown Honors Mayor Muriel Bowser Oct. 19

October 3, 2017

Carrington Tarr and Amy Tercek

and the Board of Directors of Georgetown Ministry Center

Invite you to the 

 

2017 Spirit of Georgetown Benefit

 

Honoring

Mayor Muriel Bowser

for her leadership on issues of homelessness

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

 

At the home of 

Sally Quinn

3014 N ST NW, Georgetown

 


 

Become a Sponsor or Purchase Tickets

CORPORATE $5000+ | SPIRIT $2500+ | PATRON $1500 | HOST $1000
INDIVIDUAL $250


Guest list will be held at the door. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send your gift to 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 with "Spirit of Georgetown" in the memo line.

 


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Capital Laughs for Hurricane Relief Sept. 29

September 24, 2017

Help support hurricane relief and enjoy an evening of comedy on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

 

Comedy for Stuff that Matters is a monthly comedy showcase that benefits a a charity or relief effort. Every month, the Capital Laughs team handpicks a cause that needs money, and a lineup of stellar comics to support it. What beats laughing to support stuff that matters?

 

Randolph Terrance (PBS, Sirius/XM, BET) headlines Capital Laugh's Comedy for Stuff that Matters Showcase at Town Tavern DC (2323 18th Street NW).

 

Tickets/Donations are $10 with all proceeds benefitting the hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The lineup also includes some of DC's rising stars, including: Matt Dundas, Bridget Geiran, Jack Coleman, Natalie McGill, Eddie Morrison, Andrew Cook. Hosted by Cameron Blossom.

 

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 - THIS IS A PARTIALLY SEATED SHOW. COME EARLY FOR SEATS.

DONATION/TICKETS ARE $10 (w/ an opportunity to donate as much as you can).


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