Gallery & Café
Greetings. The Dumbarton Concert Gallery has a 30 year tradition of exhibiting the work of professional 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: email@example.com or come find me in person while you are attending any concert performance. I look forward to meeting you.
March 18 through March 24, 2017
Milton Shinberg - Paintings + Photographs
Opening Reception - March 18, 6-8 PM
A native Washingtonian, practicing architect, artist, architecture professor and amateur musician/composer, Milton Shinberg has recently become a painter. He took up painting 6 years ago to see if he could counter the relatively tight approach to drawing that can go with architecture. The struggle, or dialogue between "tighter" and "looser" approaches is still very much in his painting. The ultimate goal is to work comfortably in the flow of water and paint, to enjoy the unpredictable and unintentional, though with the momentum of an underlying intention. Photography has been a lifelong pursuit, a path to sharpening his vision, learning to pause, using a medium in which he can reflect on how visual things go together, or don’t. It has been, along with architecture and music, a great counterpoint to his artistic life. This exhibit of his paintings and photographs offers 2 of the many sides of a deeply committed and thoughtful artist.
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.