Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More like 29

Surprised to find out that my good buddy Philippa P.B. Hughes is 39; I had her pegged at 29.

Read the WaPo story here.

Photography at Black Rock

I've been hearing good things about the current photography exhibition at Germantown, Maryland's Black Rock Arts Center. They have B&W photography by Joanne Miller and Lauren Henkin through September 19. Their work pairs the natural world vs. the urban landscape of Charleston, West Virginia.

Their next exhibit, Portraits of Life (Artist reception: September 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m.) also sounds quite interesting: Portraiture consisting of 36 panels, providing visual imagery and personal histories of Holocaust survivors from Montgomery County. Each 24" x 36” panel contains photographs and a narrative of the individual survivor's story.

Iconic Trompe-l'oeil at Rehoboth Beach

Contemporary trompe-l'oeil work by Michael Fitts and Victor Spinski will be showcased at Gallery 50 in Rehoboth Beach September 18 – October 14. An artists' reception will be held Saturday, September 20, 5-8 p.m.

Michael Fitts is one of my favorite trompe-l'oeil painters around and is originally from Washington D.C. and now resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.