More than a dozen talented neighbors have donated works of art, photographs, home and studio tours and more to the Forest Hills Connection silent auction and fundraiser this Monday, March 30th, 6 to 10 p.m at Acacia Bistro. We’ll publish a more complete list of what’s on offer tomorrow, but below, you’ll find a taste of what – and who – you’ll see.
Speaking of taste, Acacia Bistro (at 4340 Connecticut Avenue) is donating a portion of the food and drink sales during the event to Forest Hills Connection. So bring an appetite – and bring a friend. We recommend making a reservation at AcaciaBistro.com or by calling 202-537-1040. (The online reservations system, via OpenTable.com, was glitchy earlier this week, so try calling if it doesn’t appear any tables are available.)
Participating artists who’ve been profiled in Forest Hills Connection include:
Other generous donors include:
Lena Frumin is a local artist who got her start at the Corcoran School of Art. She enjoys painting landscape and figurative work in a variety of mediums. Lately she has been doing small impressionistic landscapes in oil, but she has also painted large canvases (6′ x 4′) with watercolor-like flowers and landscapes, as well as abstract and free splashes of color. She also loves to paint on ceramics and goes to All Fired Up whenever there is a good excuse. In the past, she has experimented with printmaking, and has enjoyed the structure of simple linoleum prints. Lena has done many paintings of people’s homes on commission, on canvases or platters. See her website, LenaFruminDC.com, for more examples of her work and to contact her.
Lena is donating two paintings of the Broad Branch stream neighborhood, including the example above right.
Rosalia Gutierrez-Huete is a ceramist and mosaic muralist. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant to create a ceramic mural under the auspices of Baltimore Clay Works in Baltimore, Md. where she was a resident artist. She invited children of immigrant parents residing in Baltimore to collaborate in creating a two-panel mural depicting the immigration experience of Latino mothers. Rosalia created public art with 40 rising six graders in Washington, DC, who attended the TEEP program held at the National Cathedral during the 2007 and 2008 summers. The piece is a 4’x7’ ceramic mosaic mural installed facing the Anacostia River on the south wall of the Earth Conservation building of the Nation’s Capital. Rosalia has done art interventions with children who have experienced trauma after natural disasters and in war-torn, and conflict areas of the world, including Nicaragua, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
Rosalia is donating a lecture on pottery, a demonstration and lessons on throwing and glazing a clay pot.
Beverly Rezneck (beverlyrezneckphotography.com) has been photographing professionally for more than 30 years. Her subjects are usually people (young, old, big, little, individuals and groups, inside and out, in studios and on location). Her subjects have been private and public, celebrities and politicians, neighbors and friends. Occasionally she photographs inanimate objects (houses, interiors, sculptures, etc.). At the moment, she is photographing a series of flowers which can, themselves, be printed large (16”x20” or 20”x24”) or small (2”x3”). She sees photography as a way to stop time, and to permit the viewer to have those people, that event, that flower, again, just as they – or it – was when the shutter was released – or when the clock was stopped.
Beverly is donating a photograph. Here’s an example of her recent work: