Saturday, November 12, 2005


A while back I met a very talented lady, who has not only an important history as one of our area's top potters and ceramic wizards, but is also an amazing kayaker.

And slowly but surely she has taught herself a separate wizardry: digital manipulations of her own nascient photography.

If you want to see how an artistic vein can course through many different genres, don't miss Ursy Potter's exhibition at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Fairfax 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia and on the phone at (703) 281-4230. The reception is Sunday, November 13 from 12:30-3PM.
Ursy Potter show

Wanna go to an opening tonight?

The show is "Threesome: A Girl, a Guy, and a Gay" at Studio One Eight, a new gallery in Adams Morgan located at 2452 18th St. NW, and the opening is tonight, from 7-10pm. The show features new paintings and drawings by Dana Ellyn Kauffman, Gregory Ferrand and Scott G. Brooks.

This show brings together three figurative artists living and working in DC. Each approaches their work in a unique style from a different point of view, with equally distinct results:

- Dana Ellyn Kauffman is a full time painter, living and working in Washington, DC. and we last saw her work at Art-O-Matic... she's a narrative painter whose works usually tell a story and have powerful visual meaning, and sometimes the message may come as a shock... don’t let her pigtails fool you.

- Gregory Ferrand, a Washington, DC artist, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. After living in Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years and traveling through Latin America, he began to paint in earnest. His paintings and drawings for this show deal with emotional, physical, and societal insecurities.

- Scott G. Brooks is originally from Flint, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He moved to the D.C. area in 1990 and currently lives and works in the U Street corridor. His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, and many venues in the D.C. area, including the recent "Jumping Through Hoops" at Gallery Neptune, the WPA/Corcoran show "Seven," "Drawing National 2" at Montgomery College, and the last three Artomatic exhibitions. Scott has also illustrated two children’s books: The Three Armadillies Tuff, and The Ring Bear. For "Threesome," Scott focused purely on the figure, creating six new paintings based on models that he has worked with recently.