Friday, May 5, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May 5 – May 27, 2017
The Arts Club of Washington’s May 2017 art exhibition features works by Donna Lomangino, Yoshimi Matsukata, and Gale Waller. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This exhibition is curated by Mattie Schloetzer.
About the Artists
Donna Lomangino has been the principal and art director of Lomangino Studio, a multidisciplinary design firm, since 1988. The firm specializes in print and web graphic design, and interior design services. Lomangino Studio has been recognized throughout the years with numerous awards for design. During the studio’s prime, Donna Lomangino was elected to serve for four years on the DC board of AIGA, a national graphic design association, two as president of the chapter, followed by service on the Advisory Board. Lomangino’s first painting was completed as a young teenager. Painting has always been her great passion. In 2009 Lomangino wound down the design business, now operating as a sole proprietor, so that she could paint as often as possible, the goal being a transition to a full-time painting career. Since then she has completed hundreds of paintings, exhibited coast to coast, and has sold to collectors in the U.S. and Europe. In August and September of 2017, she will occupy a studio in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, as a visiting artist.
Yoshimi S. Matsukata, raised in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and Greenwich, CT, brings an intercultural dynamism to her artwork. Fluent in both Japanese and English, she regards herself as the quintessential third culture kid. Her art education also spans multiple continents and includes training in both traditional Japanese calligraphy and Western painting. While earning a B.A. in biochemistry from Harvard, she studied art with Patrice M. Sullivan, William P. Reimann and Toshihiro Katayama at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center. Matsukata has also studied locally at the Art League School with Gwen Bragg and Deborah Ellis, the Corcoran School of Art and the Washington Studio School. Matsukata’s work is in private collections in the United States and overseas. She has exhibited at the Kato Gallery in Tokyo, the Arts Club of Washington, D.C., the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Strathmore Hall. She has received numerous awards in local watercolor shows. Her work has been juried into the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Show in Golden, Colorado, one of the top watermedia shows in the country. She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. Matsukata lives in Bethesda with her husband, Nao and her son, Shokuma.
Gale Wallar is a visual artist currently based in Virginia. Washington D.C. was her home on three different occasions in between years spent in Geneva, Bern, Bonn, Paris, Moscow, Frankfurt and Jakarta. During this peripatetic period, Wallar worked in a variety of media but specialized in drawing, painting and printmaking. Currently, Wallar has a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria and is a member at Touchstone Gallery in Washington, D.C. Wallar obtained a BFA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Art History from The George Washington University.
Featured Artist: Susanne Eisinger
Club galleries are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays. Hours are subject to change. The Arts Club of Washington is located at 2017 I Street NW, Washington DC, 20006.
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