Yumiko Hirokawa was born and grew up in Osaka, Japan. Yumiko is a 2003 graduate of the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. She also graduated from the Doshisha University in Kyoto. She has exhibited her art in Japan, China, Korea, and the US.
During and after the tragic events of 9/11, I was a student of the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. To commemorate the loss and sadness several fellow students and I did a mural size drawing on a wall of the campus. When we finished the drawing, after many hours of work, we lit candles and prayed for world peace. I realized now that 9/11 made a deep impression on me and became the guiding inspiration for my work. My hope is that my art will, in some small way, contribute to world peace.
All art can be purchased directly through the artist at www.yumiko-hirokawa.com
Sabiha Iqbal was born in Pakistan, but has spent most of her life in the Washington DC area. She earned her Ph.D in economics from the University of Maryland and has been a professor of economics for twenty five years. She studies painting and drawing at the Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University and at Winterpalace Studio in Georgetown. Her primary work is oil on canvas and her interests includes floral abstracts, landscapes and portraits. Sabiha has shown her work in solo and group shows at the Glenview Mansion, The Writers Center, the Corcoran Gallery, and Brookside Garden. Her paintings are housed in many private collections. She now devotes herself full time to art.
Recently my interest in drawing has inspired new work in the form of abstract figuration. These paintings are a unique avenue of expression for me about the human condition. Abstraction has allowed me great freedom to express the essence of things….in particular, light, energy and movement. I hope my work translates the joy of making and the joy of living onto the canvas or paper and calls the viewer to slow down and see.
All art can be purchased directly through the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month’s featured exhibit as part of GCDC’s Local Artist Series is Kip Patrick.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
DC resident Kip Patrick is a longtime travel writer and award-winning photographer whose work has been published by National Geographic, CNN, and Men’s Journal. When not working next door to GCDC at the United Nations Foundation, Kip can usually be found traveling and taking pictures far from home with his wife Liz and one-year-old son Wyatt. Prior to his most recent return to DC (and becoming a dad), Kip and Liz spent 16 months volunteering across Asia, Africa, and Central America, for which they were named National Geographic Travelers of the Year.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
This exhibit includes a tiny selection of the more than 50,000 photos they shot during their around-the-world trip, as well as a few recently-shot images from around Washington.
CAMEL TRADER AT DAWN
A camel trader warms as the sun rises over India’s Pushkar Camel Fair, an annual festival that has become the world’s largest showplace to buy, sell, or trade camels. Herdsmen travel from miles around to attend the event, some driving their animals days at a time, resulting in a landscape packed with up to 50,000 noisy, smelly, and seriously flatulent camels.
In addition to the business end of the fair, the event also features camel races, parades, a longest-mustache competition and, best of all, a most-beautiful camel contest. If this one’s not on your bucket list, add it…right after you finish your grilled cheese.
Visit 1of7.zenfolio.com to see additional photos or come Meet the Artist at his opening reception on Tuesday, February 21 from 5-7 pm at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar (1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW).
Steven Ray Miller specializes in gouache (opaque water color) and acrylic paintings on multiple layers of glass.
His paintings resemble actual photographs: clarified realism with enhanced contrasts that make the scenes very bold. Miller has exhibited throughout the U.S. and was named Best Artist for three years in a row by readers of Durham Magazine.
Steven uses hearts in much of his work – symbols of connection to bring the viewer in for a closer look.
This exhibits spans more than 30 years of work. Snowscape depicts Capitol Hill during the snowstorm of 1979. The painting of GCDC was completed recently – it shows the restaurant in the Spring of 2016.
A graduate of Duke University, Miller resides in Durham, NC.
United Hearts of America
Limited Edition Lithograph
Steven Ray Miller
Please visit StevenRayMiller.com to see a wider range of Steven’s paintings, as well as several videos demonstrating his techniques. A reception with the artist will be held at GCDC on Tuesday, October 18th from 5-7 pm.
GCDC’s newest Artist Exhibition Series will feature watercolors by Deborah Addison Coburn in her show “Details, Details” on display through December 5th. Join us to Meet the Artist on Tuesday, October 6 from 6-7:30 pm for a private reception of her opening and stay for a delicious gourmet grilled cheese.
Smile, Original Watercolor 20 x 24
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Deborah Addison Coburn is a painter, printmaker and collage artist in the Washington, DC area. She received a BFA in painting from Cornell University, where she studied with Gillian Pederson-Krag and May Stevens.
After post-graduate study in painting, graphic design and illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she worked as an advertising art director at Doner Advertising and Smith Burke & Azzam in Baltimore, MD, and at Tracy-Locke/BBDO in Dallas, TX.
Returning to painting, Ms. Coburn studied at the Corcoran School of Art with William Christenberry, Steven Cushner and William Willis. A member of Studio Gallery DC, her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Ms. Coburn’s work was included in McLean Project for the Arts’ prestigious juried show Strictly Painting VII in 2009, and in 2010, she was a Bethesda Painting Awards finalist.