March 2, 2018 - April 30, 2018
by Jim Klumpner
"I have drawn with pens and pencils all my life but started painting only two and a half years ago. I am untutored in art and prefer to stay that way — at least for the present. For now, I would rather paint than take painting lessons.
There is a certain liberation that comes with being unschooled. Lack of training forces me to experiment, and paintings typically take about a month to complete. This opens the door to happy accidents, i.e. unintended results that enhance a work rather than diminish it. Without schooling, one can’t knowingly make any mistakes.
These works have no titles. Rather, they invite viewers to tell their own stories about what the surreal images signify. When my works succeed, they enlist viewers’ own creativity in giving meaning to the strangeness. They are like Rorschach tests, but without diagnostic purpose.
Before turning to art in retirement, I worked as an economist at the Commerce Department, the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, the House Budget Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. I also wrote a book, Spoiling Affluence: How Market Prosperity Limits Market Satisfactions (available from Lulu.com). And for 22 years, I directed Polyhymnia, an a cappella chamber choir, which I founded and which continues to charm Washington-area audiences under new leadership."
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by Ge'Vonna Keyes and Edwin Salmeron
January 4 - February 28, 2018
Whimsy Mosaics is a husband-wife partnership operated by Edwin Salmeron and Ge'Vonna Keyes. Ge'Vonna was introduced to mosaics through a semester of crafts at Montgomery College. Edwin helped her with one of her projects, and they've been creating whimsical mosaics ever since. They love how mosaics use small pieces of different shapes, sizes, and colors to create a larger, beautiful picture. They specialize in mosaics that are abstract, lively, and fanciful.
Instagram: @whimsyartmosaics- https://www.instagram.com/
Facebook page: @whimsymosaics- https://www.facebook.com/
Twitter: @whimsymosaics- https://twitter.com/
Mini Group Art Show: Theme: 'LOVE'
This is a Call for some extra LOVE at Kefa Cafe & Space 710!
Because you have shown your love for Kefa Cafe & Space 710, we wanted to invite you to bring in some LOVE themed art for the remaining weeks in the month of February!
(February 12, 2016 - end of February (TBD, very soon).
This will team up with our current Silver Spring exhibit, so please EMAIL US email@example.com if you have a piece you'd like to contribute.
Stop by Space710 at Kefa Cafe to view available space. First come, first served. We have the space we have.
- Drop Off is Friday, February 12th. Kefa Cafe on Bonifant Street. Noon.
- Pick Up at the end of February will be confirmed, shortly.
Group Art Show: Theme: 'Silver Spring'
Re-Opening of Kefa Cafe, January 16th, 2016. 10:30am - 11:30am
Our current Silver Spring Group Art Show will be up from January 16th, 2016 for approximately 1.5 months.
Artists: Christine Batta, Eric Gordon, Bobbi Kittner, Kanchan Balse, Marcelle Fozard, Jennifer Vallina, Meagan Healy,
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Theme: A Pop-Up Group Art Show, Theme: Silver Spring (and surrounding areas).
When? WHERE? Fenton Street Market, Saturday, October 24th, 2015.
Why? Marketing and Sales (include a business-sized card with your contact information on it, price and any other contact information), show off your work, show off Silver Spring, MD!
For How Long? 1 day (10am-4pm)
Questions: Email - firstname.lastname@example.org