November 2014 Art Exhibition
Friday, November 7, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public.
November 7 – November 29, 2014
Monroe and MacFeely Galleries
Curator: Dr. Erich Keel
Jane Godfrey was born in Buffalo, NY and raised in a neighboring small town. This village, East Aurora, was where the Roycroft arts and crafts community thrived at the turn of the 20th century producing furniture, decorative objects, and books. Her father collected antiques as an avocation filling the house with items from another time. The implicit understanding from him was that the object held an integrity, a beautiful usefulness, and must be protected even loved. The concept of a life in the arts was apparent at an early age.
After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in painting and printmaking, she continued her studies in London at the Central School of Art and Camberwell School of Art focusing on etching and lithography. While aware and influenced by the British tradition of landscape painting, she reveled in the discipline and process of these graphic arts.
Returning to Washington, DC, she began working at The Phillips Collection staying for 28 years.
This extraordinary collection had, and continues to have, a profound influence on all aspects of her studio work. Jane is married with one son and lives and works in Arlington, VA.
A Washington, DC-area painter, Leslie Nolan has been actively exhibiting her strong, bold artwork here in the US and internationally since 1998. Currently, Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown represents this award-winning artist in the local region.
Raised in Oregon, she lived and worked abroad with several US Government agencies before retiring from the State Department. Keeping secrets and operating in sometimes unstable areas pervades her artwork. During that time she absorbed the cultures and colors of exotic locales, which have influenced her artwork. She studied at the University of Madrid in Spain and holds degrees from Portland State University, George Washington University, and National Defense University. Known for gestural, lively brushwork, vivid colors, and a propensity for injecting emotional ambiguity into her paintings, she has been concentrating on the human figure the past few years.
Bob Tetro was born in Washington, DC., but spent a good portion of his childhood in Italy and Argentina. Bachelor’s degree university work was pursued at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD. and Munich, Germany) and Loyola University in Rome, Italy. U.S. Army service with the 7th Infantry Division took him to South Korea in the late 1960′s following which a master’s degree was pursued at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. A subsequent career in the Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service included assignments in Washington DC., India, Thailand, Denmark and Sweden. The regional nature of the latter two also included responsibility for Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. He retired from the USDA in August 2002 and have spent much of the time since learning the digital workflow, converting many old slide and negative images to digital, acquiring the necessary equipment to shoot and process entirely in a digital environment and seeking local opportunities in juried gallery exhibitions.
Participating artists include Lorna Aldrich, Cherry Baumbusch, Buzz Covington, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Peggy McNutt, Ruth Meixner-Bird, Mahy Polymeropoulos, Edward Purcell III, Leslie Sorg Ramsay, and Frances Sniffen.
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