The Hill Center at the old Naval hospital on Capitol Hill will hold an opening celebration tonight for its latest series of exhibitions, which include work from eight local artists.
The reception will be held in the galleries at the Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE from 6-8 p.m. All eight artists with work on display will be at the reception tonight.
The works are organized into six different exhibitions which will be displayed at the Hill Center until Jan. 3. All of the works on display are also for sale, with a portion of proceeds going to future programming at Hill Center.
Though most of the exhibitions feature work from only one artist, one exhibition, called “Places and Faces” includes work from three local artists. Painted ceramic art from Kasse Andrews-Weller, paintings from Paula Cleggett and mixed-media pieces by Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks all come together for the exhibition which focuses on memories and the sense of place attached to them.
Other exhibitions include intricate, black-and-white prints by Alex Gray and masks made of found and recycled objects by Noah Williams.
Attendees will have the chance to meet the artists and learn about the inspiration behind their works while sipping complementary wine, beer and sparkling water.
Maggie Myszka, director of programming and marketing for the Hill Center said that the show is a chance for people who may not have a lot of experience in the art world to meet artists and other art-lovers in a relaxed setting.
“A lot of times people are really intimidated to go to a gallery opening because they think they need to be a seasoned collector or an art guru,” she said. “But this is a great opportunity for people who aren’t big art collectors to meet with and talk to artists in a laid back environment.”
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