Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Announcement to my DC area readers

Dearest Readers, Friends and Supporters,
Many of you already know this, but I thought it now appropriate to announce to the general cyber-surfing population that I will be leaving DC in August to pursue a position as Assistant Professor of Art Education at Buffalo State (SUNY).
I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who visited Artzee Eye! I plan to keep the Blog, but I am not sure yet to what capacity. As you probably have already noticed, recently I have not been very diligent about updating. Please do check back periodically!
The big move will be two-fold; I grew up in upstate NY (Niagara Falls) so while I await this new experience and know it will be full of new adventures, it is also a long-awaited homecoming. There are many wonderful things about Buffalo; it offers much more than simply snow and cold. (For example: I'll be teaching right across the street from the Albright -Knox Art Gallery!)
I do admit to harbouring mixed emotions. The DC area has been home for eleven years and I have been overwhelmed with experiences of all kinds; both good and bad, of course. Primarily, though I have made great friends, had wonderful colleagues, met fascinating people and enjoyed immensely living in the same city as the National Gallery of Art, the entire Smithsonian, the National Mall, (even our less than popular leader and the folks participating in the inner workings of our political process), Artomatic and individuals from all walks of life here in this very capitol of cities. Living here has helped shape the person I have become and will continue to impact the person I will be. It is tough to leave but I am thrilled and excited to embark on the next leg of the journey. I will be teaching art teachers. What better way to share, put into practice and instill in others my own love of my chosen discipline?
Very best regards to all,
Candy Keegan

Open House at Georgetown Galleries in Canal Square

Come see MOCA DC's current show: "A Celebration of the Figure V"
This Friday night is the regular 3rd Friday Open House for all galleries in Canal Square. Not many people know the heritage of this group, which started about 19 years ago this past May. In its heyday, there were about 9 galleries in and around the Square. Over time, it has been reduced to Alla Rogers galleries - her larger one and the Petite Gallery to the right. Then comes Parish Gallery, operated by Norm Parish for 17 or 18 years. A couple of years ago, Norm expanded his gallery into the space formerly occupied by Fraser Gallery, operated by Lenny Campello and his wife. They moved to Bethesda some years ago and maintained both locations until closing the Canal Square entity about 2 years ago. Next comes MOCA DC - founded by Clark some 17 years ago, and now operated by Dave Quammen for about 3 1/2 years. Cross-Mckenzie sublet space from Alla Rogers to open a gallery that specializes in ceramics. Last is the Smith-Parada gallery just above the steps at the rear of the courtyard.

So, come see what these galleries have to offer - in addition to the hors d'ouerves and desserts provided by the Sea Catch Restaurant.

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