|“ADWA...THE SPIRIT AND THE SIGNIFICANCE” Feb 28-March 20, 2015 at |
Gallery NK http://www.galleryonk.com/ (Image: Greta Chapin McGill's 'The Dream of the 300')
Event Description: “ADWA...an African Victory over Italian Troops, Ethiopia the one African country never to have been colonized. The victory at ADWA is celebrated every year in Ethiopia on March 1 ... Closing Reception & Artist Talk on Friday, 20 March 2015 from 6-9pm.” — Read more: http://www.galleryonk.com/
About the Artist, Greta Chapin McGill: “My art is an expression of color, fantasy, and passion. I grew up to the music of the African American experience of my time, from Motown to Miles. My parents had an extensive and eclectic music collection. One of my fondest memories is of going to a classical music concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. I remember my Dad telling me to close my eyes and see the music. I discovered color when my parents sent me to Saturday morning art classes, my life was transformed. Pastels, water colors, oil paints and brushes became a very shy girl's best friends. The smell of pigment was intoxicating, allowing me to retreat into a world colored by me. Along with white gloves and finishing school manners, my parents gave me creativity, curiosity, artistic and political awareness. As a painter of dreams, I dedicated much of my life to following the curiousity of my eyes. I chose to visit the European capitols of art and architecture, living and working in Florence, Italy. The heat and color of the Caribbean drew me. I have spent years living and working in the rocky silences, beauty and light of Northern New Mexico. I see things through the eyes of a dreamer. Finding the color, the music and the love in everything.” — Read more: http://www.flavorandstyle.com/about-the-artist.html
About the Venue: “Tucked away amid the rowhouses of NoMA is a once run-down warehouse transformed into a clean modern contemporary art gallery. The quaint studio, Gallery NK, is the creation of Turkish born artist Nihal Kececi. With true Turkish hospitality, Kececi and her daughter Julie welcomed this reporter into their gallery with coffee, tea and desserts. There, we chatted and I learned of her journey from Turkey to K Street, and more specifically, 321 K St. NE ... The gallery is appointment-based and is also available for events, such as happy hours and catered parties. It can accommodate up to 75 people standing and up to 30 people sitting, she said. Kececi wants to share her art with the community and allow people to enjoy the space even if they are not purchasing the art.” — Read more: http://blogs.rollcall.com/after-dark/gallery-nk-in-noma/?pos=fbbtnFor further information about the gallery: http://www.galleryonk.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Kececi.Nihal. For further information about the artist: http://www.flavorandstyle.com/ and http://www.saatchiart.com/gretacm. Related article: http://blogs.rollcall.com/after-dark/gallery-nk-in-noma/?pos=fbbtn.
ADWA - video by Greta Chapin McGill