Monthly Archives: September 2010

First solo U.S. exhibition by Italian designer and architect Antonio Pio Saracino at Industry Gallery in Washington

Work by Italian designer and architect Antonio Pio SaracinoAN OPENING reception was held on Saturday, September 11, at Industry Gallery in Washington, D.C. for New York-based Italian designer and architect Antonio Pio Saracino’s first solo U.S. solo exhibition, and premieres new work in Nature/Data.

THE EXHIBITION, which runs through October 30, 2010, premieres two new designs, and features work created mostly during the past year and introduces two large-scale models of triumphal arches representing Italian emigration to North and South America. The works in the exhibition are created in plywood, metal, carbon fiber and synthetics and abstract from natural forms such as molecules, leaves, blossoms, and crystals.

Industry Gallery in Washington, D.C.THE EXHIBITION IS in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington. Industry Gallery is located at 1358 Florida Ave., N.E., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20002, and is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information: www.industrygallerydc.com.

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Italian brothers Lucio Zucchi and Dario Zucchi exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington

Dr. Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art, painter Lucio Zucchi, photographer Dario Zucchi, and Dr. Erich Keel of the Kreeger MuseumDr. Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art, painter Lucio Zucchi, photographer Dario Zucchi, and Dr. Erich Keel of the Kreeger Museum

THE ARTS CLUB OF Washington is currently showing work by Italian brothers, painter Lucio Zucchi and photographer Dario Zucchi, under the headline Artconfusion. On Friday evening, September 10, 2010 the opening was held at the elegant club’s historic mansion, located at 2017 Eye Street, N.W. in downtown Washington, D.C.

THE BROTHERS Zucchi have created delightful images that reside at the intersection of life and art. Their work is characterized by surprising juxtapositions that enchant and instruct. For more information about Italian Cultural Institute events: www.iicwashington.esteri.it.

John and Kristin CecchiJohn and Kristin Cecchi

The television weatherman Bob RyanThe television weatherman Bob Ryan

Ingrid Nilsson of the Embassy of SwedenIngrid Nilsson of the Embassy of Sweden

Judith Martin - columnist Miss Manners of The Washington Post - and her husband Robert Martin.Judith Martin – columnist Miss Manners of The Washington Post – and her husband Robert Martin.

Art by Lucio ZucchiArt by Lucio Zucchi

Art by Lucio ZucchiArt by Lucio Zucchi

Arts Club of WashingtonArts Club of Washington

POPPY Gallery in Washington introduces work of Parisian artist Virginie Hoyaux

Gallerist and jewelry designer Heidi Hess and Manuel CharpentierGallerist and jewelry designer Heidi Hess and Manuel Charpentier

THE EXHIBITION “Urban Space, Concentration and Vacuum,” with work by the French artist, painter and teacher Virginie Hoyaux (www.VirginieHoyaux.Artblog.fr) recently opened at POPPY Gallery in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. The artist is a graduate of Les Beauz-Arts in Paris, and founded “L’association Les Arts,” an association hosting art exhibitions and workshops in Paris. Additionally Ms. Hoyaux teaches at the School of Arts at Saint Honor?in Paris and Enghiens-les-Bains.

POPPY is showing Hoyaux’s series of abstract paintings explaining memories, dreams, time and space. Brush strokes are repetitive and rhythmic, at once defining and erasing space.

GALLERIST – and jewelry designer — Heidi Hess says “she is delighted to preview this compelling artist’s work in Washington, D.C.” POPPY is located at 3235 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon – 5 p.m. For more information visit www.PoppyMetals.com, tel. 202-290-1377.

POPPY Gallery in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

 

Special preview of the first ‘NOW at the Corcoran’ exhibition in Washington

Izette Folger, Lorie Peters and Fernando BatistaIzette Folger, Lorie Peters and Fernando Batista

A SPECIAL PREVIEW of the first “NOW at the Corcoran” exhibition, titled “Spencer Finch: My Business with the Cloud” was held on Tuesday evening, September 7, 2010, at the gallery in Washington, D.C. This inaugural exhibition in the Corcoran’s (www.corcoran.org) gallery space will be opening to the public on September 11. “NOW at the Corcoran” will feature an ongoing series of one- and two-artist exhibitions that will present new work addressing issues central to the local, national, and global communities of Washington, D.C., and that responds to the collection, history, and architecture of the Corcoran.

Justin Scheid and Leigh ConnerJustin Scheid and Leigh Conner

Kristin Guiter and Mariana NorkKristin Guiter and Mariana Nork

Victoria Schwaner and Allen LewinVictoria Schwaner and Allen Lewin

Laura Fulton and Benjamin LoewyLaura Fulton and Benjamin Loewy

New website in English covering the Scandinavian fashion scene

A NEW WEBSITE – www.scandinavianfashion.net – is the creation of Stockholm-based journalist David Bartal, who has for a long time covered the Scandinavian fashion scene for glossy magazines and newspapers. Mr. Bartal noticed that there was very little on the web in English on the subject. He has previously served as correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, The Times of London, and the IHT. He has also contributed to WWD, Sport and Street, Scanorama, Dutch, LOFT, Nordic Reach, The Forward, MiLK Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and Swedish publications including Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet.

“Art After Dark” – fundraiser for the Art Museum of Americas in Washington

W. Nelson Lewis, Minister Plenipotentiary for Artistic Endeavors of the Embassy of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Katelyn Gimbel of Linda Roth Associates, Inc., J.P. Freire and Kat Ciano.  W. Nelson Lewis, Minister Plenipotentiary for Artistic Endeavors of the Embassy of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Katelyn Gimbel of Linda Roth Associates, Inc., J.P. Freire and Kat Ciano.

“ART AFTER DARK: Museum Intervention” was what they called a special evening and fundraiser at the Art Museum of Americas in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening, Sept. 2. The evening featured a special performance by Exactly, Live Music set by DJ Smudge, and Performance and Video Art.

THE MUSEUM (www.museum.oas.org), located at 201 18th Street, N.W., is part of the elegant OAS (Organization of American States) complex on Constitution Ave., N.W., in downtown Washington next to the Mall. Proceeds from this event will support public programs and exhibitions of the Art Museum of Americas, and it was sponsored by Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Washington Convention and Sports Authority and the Pink Line Project (www.pinklineproject.com).

Mary Bird and Steven KijakMary Bird and Steven Kijak

Jonathan Sousa of Sousa Consulting, Nancy Younan, Brandon Webster of Brandon Webster Photography and Elizabeth Ward from Salon Contra/The Pink Line Project Jonathan Sousa of Sousa Consulting, Nancy Younan, Brandon Webster of Brandon Webster Photography and Elizabeth Ward from Salon Contra/The Pink Line Project

Holliday Williams, who is a member of The Friends of the OAS (Organization of American States) Museum Board, and DJ SmudgeHolliday Williams, who is a member of The Friends of the OAS (Organization of American States) Museum Board, and DJ Smudge

Anna Maria Gonzalez and Andrew McMahonAnna Maria Gonzalez and Andrew McMahon

Benjamin Lowey, Samira Georgi and Donald SyrianiBenjamin Loewy, Samira Georgi and Donald Syriani

Raleigh Clemons and Austin ClemonsRaleigh Clemons and Austin Clemons

Christina Waddler, Benjamin Lowey, Emily Ruffle and Bipin BadheChristina Waddler, Benjamin Loewy, Emily Riffle and Bipin Badhe

Elizabeth Ward of Salon Contra/The Pink Line Project and Jason Frels Elizabeth Ward of Salon Contra/The Pink Line Project and Jason Frels

Heiko Hesse, Emily Ruffle and Benjamin LoweyHeiko Hesse, Emily Riffle and Benjamin Loewy

W. Nelson Lewis and friendsW. Nelson Lewis and friends