Gallery & Café
Greetings. The Dumbarton Concert Gallery has a 30 year tradition of exhibiting the work ofprofessional Washington area visual artists. As the curator, I'm excited about the upcoming season and the opportunity to bring outstanding art exhibits to such a sophisticated concert audience. A new art exhibit will be mounted and previewed before each of the 13 concert offerings. The Concert Gallery provides a unique opportunity to artists who do not currently have exclusive gallery representation. If you are an artist or know someone who is interested in showing in our Gallery, please contact me directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or come find me in person while you are attending any concert performance. I look forward to meeting you.
December3 - 10, 2016
Opening Reception - December 3, 6-8 PM
Ginny Barnes - Weavings for Celtic Christmas
Inspired by the myths and legends of Ireland, Ginny has been creating weaving for this traditional holiday concert since 1998. Though trained as a painter, her sense of color and love of fiber led her to weaving, spinning and natural dyeing. These ancient arts have become the basis for shawls, scarves and holiday hats reflecting the color and poetry of a land where Hawthorn trees are festooned with prayers and warrior women are buried on mountain tops. Using luxury fibers of linen, silk, alpaca and the softest wools from around the world, her weavings drape the shoulders and warm the necks of many a poetic soul.
December 9 and 10, 2016
Opening Reception - December 10, 6-8 PM
Shaune Bazner + Ginny Barnes - Holiday Jewelry and Weaving
For this concert exhibit, Ginny is joined by Shaune Bazner who has been creating beaded jewelry and accessories since 1978. Known for her color combinations and the staying power of her designs, Shaune's necklaces, shawl pins and trademarked hairsticks will add a finishing touch with Ginny's woven shawls and scarves.. For the holidays, Shaune has created timeless and striking pieces using hand blown Venetian Glass, Austrian crystal and freshwater pearls in necklaces of different lengths to suit many necklines and styles of dress. Shaune's distinctive jewelry brings sparkle and glamour to the warmth of Ginny's simple, elegant weavings. Perfect gifts for this most festive of seasons.
This season, you can come hungry! Dumbarton Concerts is partnering with Dangerously Delicious Pies to bring you a selection of savory and sweet pies. Try a slice of the S.M.O.G (steak, mushroom, onion and gruyere) or Chicken Pot Pie for dinner and a slice of the Baltimore Bomb for dessert (vanilla custard with fudge cookie pieces). Chef Jennifer Berry's extraordinary creations...mini tarts, fresh baked, scrumptious cookies will also be available as well as a selection of wine, beer, coffee and soft drinks. The cafe is open before the concert and during intermission.