Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wanna go to a few DC area openings tonight?

A few cool DC area openings tonight are: District Fine Arts' "Summer Solstice," a group show of contemporary art from the United States and Turkey. It includes drawings by the amazing photographer Lida Moser, who says "It was so wonderful to discover the joys of drawing after more than forty years in photography!" The opening is Saturday June 23rd, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and it features an acoustic set by Brad Radish at 7pm.

Up the road off Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, Zoe serves "Yummy," and exhibition by artists and their relationship to food and food issues. The opening is on Saturday, June 23rd with an artist talk at 4pm and a reception for the artists from 6 to 9pm.

And Randall Scott Gallery has Hiroyuki Hamada opening tonight, but I'll be willing to bet that the photographer in the back gallery, Elena Volkova, will steal the show. Her ethereal photographs are simply gorgeous and she has a singular eye and touch. Volkova lives in Baltimore and is completing her MFA at MICA in July, although she has already exhibited widely in the DC area. The reception will be held on June 23rd from 6-9pm.

Glass Onion

I told you about strawberry fields
You know the place where nothing is real
Well here's another place you can go
Where everything flows.

Looking through the bent backed tulips
To see how the other half live
Looking through a glass onion.

I told you about the walrus and me-man
You know that we're as close as can be-man
Well here's another clue for you all
The walrus was Paul.

Standing on the cast iron shore-yeah
Lady Madonna trying to make ends meet-yeah
Looking through a glass onion.

I told you about the fool on the hill
I tell you man he living there still
Well here's another place you can be
Listen to me.

Fixing a hole in the ocean
Trying to make a dove-tail joint-yeah
Looking through a glass onion.

- Lennon & McCartney