It’s an honor enough to be showing at The Arts Club of Washington again from now until June 27th. I was lucky enough to win the Award of Excellence for Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “The Pathetique” measures 221-229. The day after the opening, I was asked it was available and he said wanted it : )
Also on view is the commission, “My Guitar, My Muse” that I’ve spent the past few years on. It’s about the sound of guitar strings being plucked and all things music. The Lovely couple who commissioned it came to The Arts Club for the official unveiling and seemed ecstatic about the outcome : )
I used the guitar strings that the guitarist had performed with. I really loved being able to add that personal touch and he really liked the idea.
I’m also, currently the curator for a show titled “Artists in Their Own Right” at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. The show features just some of our over 50 community at Northern Virginia Community College.
The Opening reception will be July 13th, 2019 from 6-8pm.
Recently I was also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to show my work at the Women Helping Women’s Conference and to have the lead work from my last solo show, purchased by Jill Biden. I am thrilled it’s going to their lovely home. ‘Musica’ represents what many may call, the Mozart moment, when a composer stops percolating with ideas and sees and hears exactly what the music will be and suddenly can hear, see and act as one. The piece illustrates the energy and the beauty of the bowings, notes and sounds the composer if feverishly putting down into the staff. I find that focused moment to be one of the quintessential abilities of our humanity and the essence of creation.
I was also thrilled to have sold Hummel’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A minor. Op. 25 thru the Arts Club of Washington in March. It’s a recent work and one of my favorites.
The Arts Club of Washington has been absolutely wonderful and I can’t recomend them enough. In 2018 I was fortunate enough to win two awards of excellence for the first of my Chopin series and for Noturno Phantasm, a nocturn of the night.
The work also showed at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.
One of the other really wonderful events this past year was having my first group showing at the Huntington Museum of Art. Feldeinsamkeit was entered. It is a Brahms lead for paino and male voice. It’s inspired from a poem Brahms read about a man lying in the field in tall grass, listening to the incencent sound of crickits, while the clouds move rhythmically overhead.
It was a wonderful experience, the museum staff are incredible and the evening reception was phenomenally done. I really loved being in the space and it has inspired a couple of potential museum shows that are in the making…
I’m currently working on several call for entries, my solo show for September, a show at the Arts Club of Washington which will hopefully have my jazz guitar commission completed for the unveiling. It’s been slow going but I think I can get it done… The image below is a detail of the guitar strings being plucked.
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