On The Look Out

Frida Burling, Georgetown's 100-Year-Old Grande Dame, Has Died

May 26, 2016

Best known to current residents as the Patron Saint of Georgetown House Tours and Patron's Parties, annual events to raise charitable funds for the neighborhood, one-hundred-year-old Frida Frazer Winslow Burling, has died. 


Her daughter Belinda Winslow told The Georgetowner, “Mother passed away peacefully this morning about 10. She was surrounded by family and love. We did a circle of love and recited ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’”


Born September 16, 1915 in Newport, Rhode Island, Frida moved to Georgetown with her first husband, Thacher Winslow in 1945. After he died suddenly at 47, she worked in real estate, raised three children, and after a brief detour to Cleveland Park, moved back with her second husband, Edward Burling in 1959.


Generously opening her doors and heart, Frida Burling has been championing the community, and been its most gracious and passionate ambassador for over half a century.


A memorial service is planned for September at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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New Art Soon On Display at Canal Square

April 17, 2016

SYRA Arts in Georgetown is presenting a solo exhibition of Iranian artist Dariush Vaziri’s works from April 28 to May 28 at Canal Square on 31st Street.

Vaziri was born in Tehran.  He now lives in Georgetown.

At 16, he immigrated to the United States just prior to the Iranian revolution in 1978. Since 1985 he has been engaged in producing commissioned watercolor illustrations for architects and designers.  Besides producing these technical illustrations, Dariush has produced a large body of artworks including portraits and contemporary paintings and installations.

His work has been shown in several solo and group shows. His art is held both in private and public collections.

 SYRA Arts, co-founded byGeorgetowner Sylvia Van Vliet-Ragheb, promotes contemporary Middle Eastern art and artist. The Canal Square  gallery represents some of the Middle East’s leading contemporary painters, sculptors, and jewelry designers. It gives a glimpse of the depth and diversity of contemporary art through showcasing work by artists of different generations in a range of artistic mediums.

Syra Arts tel: 703.944.3824 or info@syra-arts.com



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Carol Brown Goldberg at Addison/Ripley

March 28, 2016

Addison/Ripley Fine Art will be presenting Extravagant Edens, a colorful new exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Carol Brown Goldberg. The exhibition will be on view from March 12 - April 14, 2016. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, March 12, at 5:00-7:00 pm. 

Drawing on the more organic style of her earlier work, this new exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Carol Brown Goldberg fills a space between the joyous Impressionism of Henri Matisse, particularly the cutouts and later works, and the Washington Color School, exemplified by Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Ken Noland, Tom Downing, Paul Reed and Howard Mehring.

Characterized by bold, exuberant color and imagined biology, the artist has already been paired with Matisse at the Phillips Collection in an intimate exhibition, curated by Klaus Ottoman in 2015. We are delighted to include in this exhibition one of Goldberg's paintings from that exhibit, "Maggie on My Mind".

With the legacy of the Washington Color School an important one for this city and the artist's long career here, it is unsurprising and gratifying to see some measure of that Washington Color School legacy in Goldberg's work.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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