NATURE IN THE WALKABLE CITY
an exhibition by the artists of Studio 155
August 5 to October 3, 2015
Our Theme –
Nature in the Walkable City: How Plants and Wildlife Enrich Urban Life
Nature in the Walkable City is an exhibit by 15 botantical artists illustrating, capturing through fine art, how nature enriches urban living and is best experienced on foot.
Across the country, a new generation of Americans is flocking to dense, walkable urban neighborhoods, the latest in prime real estate. Moving in as well are older, empty-nester households. It is notably evident in Washington, even in parts of the city once considered less desirable. What’s the appeal? A lively neighborhood, distinctive architecture, abundant nightlife, historic and cultural attractions, along with shortened drive times, all beckon these new urban residents. No less important is nature’s contribution to the built environmenare – the parks, tree-lined streets, gardens, plazas, even wildlife. Add in the new DC priority for green infrastructure, nature as a buffer against intense storms and flooding.
To underscore for the metro DC design community and other key constituencies, as well as the general public, the importance of the city’s natural elements as they are central to the community’s health and well-being.
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION, 6 TO 8pm, December 4, 2015
check the Studio gallery website for parking information in the neighborhood.
I’ll have several works up and a portfolio to browse through. Stay tuned for further information. Likely First Friday reception, 6 to 8 pm, Friday, February 5, 2016.
Friday, February 5, 6 to 8pm: First Friday
Saturday, February 13, 6 to 8:30pm, with poetry slam
Friday, February 26, 6 to 9pm, closing reception
All members show, one work each…Gordon is showing a drawing of an egret from Sanibel
First Friday reception, August 5, from 6 to 8pm
Artists’ Receptions, Saturday, October 1, 4 to 6pm
First Friday, October 7, 6 to 8pm
Closing Reception, Saturday, October 22, 4 to 6pm
Gordon is showing a mix of paintings and drawings, skylines and streetscapes, and notebooks with small drawings, urban themed, including Washington DC
I’ll have two small artworks in the show, a small drawing and a small oil painting. We were asked to provide a poem that inspired the work, and I turned to “As Time Goes By,” from my favorite film, Casablanca.
The show opens Wednesday, November 23 and runs through Saturday, Dec 17.
hours: Wed-Fri, 1 to 6pm; Sat, 11am to 6pm
Gordon is showing urban-themed oil paintings and drawings, skylines, street scenes, figurative work, including some inspired by Soho Tea&Coffee, the venue. Thanks to owners Helene Bloom and Fran Levine. Opening reception is Sunday, April 23, 4 to 6 pm. The work will be up from Monday, April 17 to Sunday, June 25.
Summer group show, Rituals. I have 3 artworks in the show: Coffee Date, a pastel drawing; Sanibel Stoop, a small ink drawing with pastel; and Walking the Dog, an oil.
Saturday, July 22, 4 to 6pm
First Friday, August 4, 6 to 8pm
closing, Saturday, August 12, 4 to 6pm