Monthly Archives: May 2009

Spring Open Studios at Jackson Art Center in Georgetown

Swiss-American artist Johanna Steinhauser

Swiss-American Johanna Steinhauser works in ceramics.

THE TRADITIONAL SPRING open studios at Jackson Art Center in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., was held on Sunday, May 3. Jackson Art Center artists work on paper, canvas, and fabric, in photographic and digital darkrooms and studios, as well as with pottery and clay design.

THE JACKSON ART CENTER was once an elementary school in Washington, D.C., and is now home to the studios of almost 50 artists. Used as working spaces for most of the year, for two days Jackson welcomes the public to its open studios in May and December. The next open studios will December 6.

AMONG THE ARTISTS, who showcased their works this weekend were Clarissa Bonde, Kathryn Camicia, Arthur Day, Barbara B. Downs, Sue C. Dufour, Jean Eckert, Anne L. Emmet, Susan Grace, Angela Iovino, Willie Leftwich, Anne Lewis, Simma Liebman, Starke Meyer, Rosie Moore, Elizabeth M. Naden, Lisa Neher, Emma O’Rourke, Deedy Ogden, Sherry Patten, Johanna Steinhauser, Polly Townsend, Mary E. Wagner and Elyse Wolf.

Painter Mary E. Wagner

Painter Mary E. Wagner, who will have an exhibition of paintings at Picasso Gallery Dupont Circle location, 1709 17th St., N.W., May 15 through June 3.

Freelance Artist Sheena Dauharry

Freelance Artist Sheena Dauharry

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Acclaimed Klavier Trio Amsterdam performs in Washington

 
Pianist Klara W?rtz and the hostess

Pianist Klara W?rtz and the hostess after the performance

INSPIRED BY THEIR love for the chamber music repertoire, pianist Klara W?rtz, violinist Joan Berkhemer, and cellist Nadia David, joined their music abilities and formed the Klavier Trio Amsterdam in 1990. The Dutch trio regularly performs in the United States, and is now in Washington, D.C. for several performances, among them the Corcoran Gallery of Art on Sunday afternoon, and The French Embassy on Monday evening.

THE KLAVIER TRIO AMSTERDAM held a beautiful concert on Thursday night at a private historic home in Georgetown, previously owned by Pamela Harriman, the wife of Averell Harriman and the former US ambassador to France during the Clinton administration. The evening’s program consisted of works by Bach, Dvorak, Ravel and Brahms. Afterwards the guests enjoyed a wonderful buffet.

THE KLAVIER Trio Amsterdam, which started with a concert in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, has received international critical acclaim, and won top honors at the Colmar Chamber Music Competition. In 1992 they visited Israel, and performed in most important cities and halls in the country. They were special guests at the Jaffa Chamber Music Festival and made recordings for the YMCA. The following year the trio performed during a festival in Rome, and in 1994 they successfully toured Germany. Ever since then they have been invited to play there every year. They have also been invited to perform at Dutch Embassies worldwide, including Washington, D.C. and London, and they have participated at the “Festung Konzerten” in Salzburg and the Chamber Music Festival in Dinant, France. They have also toured Greece and Colombia.

ITS DEBUT ALBUM of two Mendelsohn piano trios was hailed as “the best of the year 2000″ in the International Record Review. Since 2005 the trio regularly returns to the Corcoran Chamber music series in Washington, D.C. Last May they made their debut in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York, and on May 7, 2008, they played at the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. for Europe day.

 
Pianist Klara W?rtz and friend after the performance

Pianist Klara W?rtz and friend after the performance