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January 2018

Joy Every.  Stewart Falls.  Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 37” x 54”. 2006

Joy Every. Stewart Falls. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 37” x 54”. 2006

William Christenberry: A Legacy at Studio Gallery


The internationally renowned artist, the late William Christenberry, is best known for his evocative photographs of his original home, Hale County, Alabama. Adding to the wide esteem are his many collages, assemblages, paintings, drawings and sculptures, reflecting his unique viewpoints on the American South.

Another of Christenberry’s many significant achievements is his role as teacher and mentor for hundreds of students at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. From 1968 until his retirement 40 years later, he was an exemplary guiding force for aspiring artists. Those who studied with him owe a major debt for his challenging and inspiring instruction.

Studio Gallery, a long-standing collective of local artists, is home to a uniquely high concentration of artists who were influenced by Christenberry's teachings. Twelve of thirty-eight members in this cooperative gallery studied with him.

To celebrate the Christenberry effect, Studio Gallery is presenting an exhibition highlighting his continuing influence. By showing artworks that closely reflect his mentoring, the participating members aim to demonstrate his positive impact on them, both personally and artistically.

With this exhibit, Studio Gallery highlights a major facet of William Christenberry's long list of achievements while honoring his legacy.

Curated by Harriet Lesser.


First Friday Reception:  Friday, January 5, 6-8 pm

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 20, 4-6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, January 27, 4-6pm

Diana Marta. Mixed Media.

Diana Marta. Mixed Media.


Hats off | Taking Art Outside the Gallery

Curated by Steven Krensky

Featuring the pairing of artwork and hat designs by Washington area artists

Hats Off | Taking Art Outside the Gallery focuses on a collector’s passion for local artists and their creative process. Inspired by this process and a desire to both support the arts and expand art beyond traditional fine art perceptions, this collection merges fine art with an unexpected everyday object, a hat. It began 15 years ago, when Steven Krensky challenged dozens of artists by commissioning them to transform a hat into a wearable work of art, resulting in a new way to look at art, outside of the gallery into daily life.

Steven Krensky has accumulated over 50 hats, with room for more. His ongoing collection of hats is a reflection of his lifelong dedication to supporting the arts. This exhibition is a glimpse into an unconventional collection of wearable art that reaches beyond gallery walls and into a hat box, as well as individual works from the artists Krensky has championed.


First Friday Reception:  Friday, January 5, 6-8 pm

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 20, 4-6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, January 27, 4-6 pm

Earlier Event: November 22
December 2017
Later Event: January 31
February 2018