Saturday, September 8, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Variation on Dried Red Roses
Solo Exhibition and Performance Art
Installation Photo #1
Columbia Art Center
Columbia, Maryland
2005 c Denee Barr
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, September 6, 2007

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Legs by Laverne Meirs-Bond
(Selection from the Maryland Art Education Association at HCCA)

Gallery I

Maryland Art Education Association Juried Exhibition 75 Works
Laurie S. Snyder, Professor of Photography and Artist's Books, MICA, Juror
Howard County Center for the Arts
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 313-ARTS

August 31 - October 19, 2007

Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 7th from 6-8pm
Live Music by The Columbia Orchestra

Denee Barr Art News and More

Southern Snow by Edda Jakab
Medium: Oil on Linen
20" x 40"

Northway by Michael Farrell
Medium: Charcoal, Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas
40" x 27"

Gallery II

Relying on Memories

Landscape Paintings by Michael Farrell
and Abstract Paintings by Edda Jakab
Howard County Center for the Arts
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 313-ARTS

August 31 - October 19, 2007
Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 7th from 6-8pm
Live Music by The Columbia Orchestra

Let the image float inside you,

Pass slowly by.

The slightest idea of it

Will suffice you


Edda Jakab described in 2006, her search “for the situation that speaks of the fleeting moment, and that, at the same time, suggests the sense of another time. Space that speaks of absence and – at the same time- presence; the kind that’s less seen than felt.” Edda Jakab

Edda Jakab was planning this exhibit when she passed away on March 2, 2007, after a year-long illness with brain cancer. The Howard County Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Dr. George Jakab and family for fulfilling Edda’s plan to make this exhibit a possibility.

“My work is grounded in memory – in particular, of place and where the natural and man-made worlds intersect. The process of remembering suggests an ordering of nature through which the underlying geometry of these places emerges. In a similar way, the making of the images becomes a parallel for this experience of remembering. The initial drawings of charcoal on canvas are specific, and the washes of transparent color reflect the immediacy of the experience. Time and distance, however, cause the particulars of memory to fade, leaving impressions of light, shape, color and space. The painting develops in a parallel way. Images and colors are literally sanded away, and are then redrawn with new layers and washes of color added – a process that reflects more memory than immediate experience. His additive and subtractive process is repeated until the imagery reaches a new equilibrium – one that fixes itself in my memory and takes on an existence that both reflects and re-shapes the original visual experience.” Michael Farrell

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Arts on Foot Festival 2007
Washington, DC

Arts on Foot logo

Saturday, September 15th
Downtown DC's Penn Quarter


Marking its 15th anniversary, Arts on Foot is a one-day, multimedia Festival that kicks off the fall arts season in Downtown DC’s Penn Quarter. Incorporating visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, and creative cuisine, it’s an interactive celebration the whole family will enjoy. With a lively outdoor street festival as its centerpiece, Arts on Foot also invites you to explore the neighborhood’s museums, theaters, galleries, cultural organizations, and shops. From traditional classics to cutting edge, Arts on Foot offers something for the arts and food lover in everyone!

Outdoor Festival, 8th and F Streets, NW:
(Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown)
  • Browse the diverse works of 70 local artisans in the juried Art Market
  • Sample fine cuisine from more than 30 of Penn Quarter’s top restaurants
  • Taste international wines at the new World Market® Wine Tent
  • Watch DC’s premier chefs demonstrate their culinary talents
  • Participate in cool, hands-on arts and crafts activities in the Cultural Corridor
  • Enjoy an eclectic blend of live local entertainment on the Music Stage

Neighborhood Showcase
Pennsylvania Avenue to L Street, NW, 4th and 14th streets, NW
Metro: Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center, Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter, or Judiciary Sq.

More than 45 neighborhood venues, performing companies, and neighborhood businesses and organizations host free activities and exhibits.

  • Attend preview events and tour the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall, Washington’s brand new, state-of-the-art performance center
  • Catch dance and theater performances from improv to belly dance, stage combat to musical theater, comedy to satire
  • See multiple film screenings, view special exhibits
  • Participate in demonstrations, classes and workshops
  • Take guided neighborhood and backstage tours for rarely-seen theater experiences
  • Go jam on new musical instruments or listen to the music

Arts on Foot is an event enthusiastically embraced by the whole community! Be sure to check out these participating organizations and businesses offering arts-related programming or fine cuisine all day, and in most cases, all year long!

Outdoor Festival
Art Market of 70+ Artists
Cultural Organizations

Canadian Embassy • DC Shorts Film Festival • Ford’s Theatre • Goethe-Institut • Koshland Science Museum • National Archives • National Building Museum • National Cherry Blossom Festival • National Museum of Women in the Arts • National Portrait Gallery • Prison Arts Foundation • Shakespeare Theatre • Textile Museum • The Theatre Lab • Utrecht Art Supplies • Washington Improv Theatre • Washington Stage Guild • Washington Youth Choir • Woolly Mammoth Theatre

701 Restaurant • Acadiana • Aria Trattoria • Austin Grill • Butterfield 9 •The Capital Grille • Ceiba • Charlie Palmer's Grille • Chef Geoff’s Downtown • Clyde’s of Gallery Place • Cowgirl Creamery • D’Acqua • District ChopHouse & Brewery • Finemondo • Finn & Porter • Gordon Biersch • IndeBleu • Jaleo • La Tasca • McCormick & Schmick’s • Occidental • Oceanaire Seafood Room • Old Ebbitt Grill • Oya • Oyamel • Poste Brasserie • PS 7’s • Rasika • Ristorante Luigino • Ristorante Tosca • Rosa Mexicano • TenPenh • Zengo

World Market Wine Tent
Bodega Cantena Zapata • Bodegas Toso • Fabre Montmayou • Icon Estates • Santa Carolina • World Market Private Label • Click Wine Group

Neighborhood Showcase
American Immigration Law Center • Apartment Zero •Artifactory • Aveda Institute DC • Bead Museum DC • Canadian Embassy • Capital Fringe Festival • Civilian Art Projects • Cultural Tourism DC • E Street Cinema • Flashpoint Gallery • First Trinity Lutheran Church • Goethe-Institut • Historical Society of Washington • Madia Withers Dance • Construction Company • MLK, Jr. Memorial Library • Motophoto Penn Quarter • National Archives • National Building Museum • National Gallery of Art • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial • National Music Center • National Portrait Gallery • National Theatre • Olsson’s Books and Records • Pavilion at the Old Post Office • Pua • Sahara Dance • Shakespeare Theatre Company • Smithsonian American Art Museum • Sol y Soul • TICKETplace • Touchstone Gallery • United States Navy Memorial • Utrecht Art Supplies • Warehouse Theater & Gallery • Warner Theatre • Washington Convention Center • WPA/ Corcoran • Weschler’s Auctioneers • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company • Zenith Gallery • Zenith Alternative Artspace

Make Art a Lifestyle-------------------------------------------------Denee

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Take That First Step................

Recently, I won a 10-day trial exercise workout (75 minutes per session) while attending the Columbia City Fair 2007 on Lake Kittamaquandi at Town Center in Columbia, Maryland. I just finished my tenth day today.

I am both challenged and humbled to know that I can work my body to the core and feel great too. I recommend this workout! Click Their slogan is "You Don't Have to Be A Navy Seal to Be As Fit As One.''

Truly grateful to have had this high quality experience.....Stay Fit.........Just Do It!


Monday, September 3, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

What do you consider has been your major philosophical concern as a photographer?

"Have a good life and let other people have one, too. I don't interfere with anyone. I'm not jealous of anybody. I just believe in working. I'm not one of those romantic explainers of my own individual point of view."

Imogen Cunningham
(1883 - 1976)

Dialogue With Photography
by Paul Hill & Thomas Cooper 1979
Cornerhouse Publications
Manchester, England

page 239

Sunday, September 2, 2007

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After Dark, 2007
by Rosetta DeBerardinis
Medium: Mixed Media
18" x 24"
(Selection from The One Word Project)

Good Afternoon,

Galleries are not the only place where great art is bought and sold. There are many alternative venues that showcase both the visual and the performing arts.

Featured today is the Arts Club of Washington in the historic James Monroe House at 2017 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. (202) 331-7282

The One Word Project

30 Visual Artists

September 7 - September 29, 2007
Artist Reception: Friday, September 7th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Gallery Talk: 7:30pm
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
Free and Open to the Public