March 5 – March 27, 2021
Kevin H. Adams
Curator: Dan Shay
Sculpture Garden and Upstairs Parlors
Fall 2020 – Summer 2021
Artist: Jon-Joseph Russo
Curator: Jeffrey Meizlik
About the Artists
Kevin H. Adams’ paintings have been exhibited across the country and around the world. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest arts organizations in the United States, and his paintings are shown in the Club’s Fifth Avenue galleries in New York City. In 2019 and 2020, his work was chosen for two exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach and also for three exhibitions at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum in Massachusetts.
The U.S. Department of State, through its Arts in Embassies Program, has selected a number of Kevin’s American landscapes to hang in embassies around the world. The U.S. Department of the Interior has twice commissioned collections of Kevin’s work: For the 75th Anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park, Kevin created a series of paintings of the inner gorge, and for the 85th Anniversary of Glacier National Park, he produced a series of paintings of the park’s back country. Exhibitions were held at the parks and at the Department of the Interior Museum in D.C. For the 75th Anniversary of Shenandoah National Park, the Park Trust commissioned a limited edition giclée print of Kevin’s iconic “Old Rag and the Piedmont,” and he was named Artist in Residence at the Park in 2017. At the invitation of the Soviet government in 1989, Kevin accompanied a traveling exhibition of his work across the Soviet Union.
Kevin grew up in Oxford, Maryland, and studied painting at the American Institute in Southern France and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. As an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was recognized for his artistic ability and awarded the title Combat Artist. Kevin also has designed theatrical sets, including for the Washington National Opera. Kevin currently is represented by the Gay Street Gallery in Little Washington, Virginia, and the Watergate Gallery in Washington, D.C., and he typically has three solo shows each year at Gallery 444 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Born in Ft. Monroe, Virginia and raised in a military family, Elaine Fleck is a painter and mosaic artist who has exhibited in the eastern United States as well as California and New Mexico. Recent 2020 and 2019 shows include the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia as well as the Maria V. Howard Arts Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Other exhibitions include the Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland and a duo exhibition at the Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, Virginia.
She holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as further art training from the San Francisco Art Institute and City College of San Francisco. She is the 1999 and 2000 Best of Show winner at the former Art Museum of Western Virginia and was awarded a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. She maintains a studio at her home and is a member of the Market Gallery, an artists co-operative in Roanoke, Virginia.
Jon-Joseph Russo received his BFA in Sculpture from SUNY Alfred University and lived and exhibited in juried group exhibits in Brooklyn, NY and worked as a carpenter. Russo then completed a Master of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, combining sculpture, drawing and construction skills. He also studied at the Cornell Architecture Program in Rome, with an emphasis on the Classical Period. He apprenticed with DC sculptor Ray Kaskey for three years, as well as designed gardens and furniture in stone. Russo’s favorite artist is Michelangelo, and his artwork encompasses the power of expression in the human form.
Russo’s work has been exhibited at Pope John Paul II Center Museum, DC, Project Space DC Arts Commission, Shumacher Gallery, OH, Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, NJ, and is held in private collections in South Korea, Mexico, New York, and the Washington, DC metro area. Commissions include Madonna and Child at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Russo was a selected finalist for several DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities projects. Russo has taught sculpture at WSS for multiple years.
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday – Monday: closed
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