On The Look Out

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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Tom Meyer at Addison/Ripley Fine Art Now

March 19, 2018

Through April 7, 2018, come by Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery to see Tom Meyer's first art exhibition. 

Meyer, President of Clyde's Restaurant Group, has been referred to as an ‘outsider’ artist. He is indeed a self-taught painter. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas or board, Meyer’s paintings originate from impulses within his soul. His cast of characters that inhabit his paintings give an account of his inner life and his imagination. They tell a story with his themes, “of redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, rejection and love,” as he has described it.

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


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Celebrate Earth Day at Tudor Place

March 19, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Tudor Place!

 

Spend April 22nd from noon unitl 4:00 pm exploring their historic gardens and take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to enjoy a picnic on our grounds. The annual Plant Sale will feature heirloom and native sun to shade perennials for your garden, as well as tropical and house plants. New this year: herbs and other edible plants.

 

Your purchases at the Plant Sale support conservation and education at Tudor Place.

 

Bring your own picnic and blanket. Rain or shine, this is a free event.

 

 

 

 

 


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