Friday, February 2, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
February 2 – February 24, 2018
The Arts Club of Washington is pleased to present our February 2018 Art Exhibition featuring works by the residents of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home in the Monroe Galleries. The director of the LLDH’s art program, Chris Alvear will exhibit his work in the MacFeely Gallery. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Erich Keel, Head of Education at the Kreeger Museum (Emeritus).
The club’s cooperative Spilsbury Gallery will feature the works of club member Peggy McNutt.
The Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home is the only long term care facility in the District of Columbia exclusively serving low and modest income seniors. Long before the designer boutiques and high-end shops began to populate the Western and Wisconsin Avenue corridors, the Home was setting the standard for meeting the needs of District of Columbia seniors unable to afford even the basic costs of housing, health care, nutritional, and psychosocial services so vital to their existence.
In 2007 a resident art program was established. The program strives to encourage those residents who do not consider themselves gifted with artistic talent to participate, thereby allowing each one to enjoy the positive effects of self-expression while experiencing a sense of usefulness and accomplishment. In spite of aging and health challenges, the Home’s residents have been inspired to follow in the steps of Matisse, who painted from his wheelchair until age 81, and Monet, who continued painting into his 80’s despite encroaching blindness.
Participating artists include; Forrest Bolden, Nora Cooper, Alemu Demissie, Frances Hayes, J.T. Henderson, Gladys Kazigian, Jacki Kelly, James Kinney, Margaret Lewis, Margaret Temple, Helen Thomas, Gloria Thornburgh, Layla Tompkins, and Eloise Wallace.
The Home is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity by the Internal Revenue Service and is the holder of a five star rating for excellence in care recently awarded by the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Further information about the Home can be found on its website, located at www.lldhhome.org.
Chris Alvear serves as the program’s Artistic Director. Chris works with a multitude of mediums including oil, acrylic, pastels and charcoal. Known to many for his Alvear Studio that was a landmark for many years on Barracks Row, his works have been displayed in local boutiques, hotels and galleries around the DC area.
Featured Artist: Peggy McNutt
Other Spilsbury artists include; Nik Ajazi, Lorna Aldrich, Gloria Benedetto-Brazelton, Camilla Bozzoli, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Larry Jarvik, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Eleanor Lally, Denise Phalan, C. Pamela Palco, Carol Porter, Lucretia Tanner, and Jonathan Zuck.
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.