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People and Places: Four Distinct Views
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People and Places: Four Distinct Views

May 3, 2013 to June 1, 2013

Monroe House

Exhibition Dates: May 3–June 1

Opening: Friday, May 3, 6–9 pm

Monroe Gallery and Parlors

People and Places: Four Distinct Views

Dana Ellyn

Oenone Hammersley

Juan E. Hernandez Gonzalez

Paul Reuther

Dana Ellyn graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in art history and fine art in 1992. A Washington resident, she became a full-time artist in 2002 when she decided to leave her corporate job and pursue painting. Ellyn’s work is exemplified by risk-taking vision, strong contact and colorful critiques of social norms.

Honduran-born Juan E. Hernandez Gonzalez began his formal study as a painter later in life, and graduated from his country’s National School of Fine Arts. He came to the United States in 2007, and lives and works in Hyattsville. His paintings depict people working in the streets, markets and neighborhoods of Tegucigalpa, where he grew up.

Oenone Hammersley studied theatre design and printmaking in her native England, where she worked creating scenery for London’s Royal Opera House and National Theatre. She later began her career as a painter of wildlife, and became deeply involved with rainforest conservation. Her series of semi-abstract paintings, Magnificent Trees, reflects that interest.

Paul Reuther lives and works in Washington. He studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and art history at the University of Pennsylvania. The landscapes on view were created as artist-in-residence at New Pacific Studio in Kaiparoro, New Zealand, and Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy.

Curators: Pat Moore, Chair, Arts Club Exhibition Committee

Mattie Schloetzer, Program Administrator, Internships and Fellowships, Department of Academic Programs, National Gallery of Art. 

Spilsbury Gallery

Jeanne Sullivan

Painter Jeanne Sullivan is the featured artist in this cooperative space featuring works in a variety of media by Arts Club members. Participating artists include Lorna Aldrich, Cherry Baumbusch, Jenna Beebe, Peggy McNutt, Ruth Meixner-Bird, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Jack Hannula, Teri Hiley, Larry Jarvik, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Pamela King, Mahy Polymeropoulos, Enza Quargnali, and Leslie Sorg Ramsay. Proceeds from Jeanne Sullivan’s work will benefit the Sergeant Sullivan Center, an organization focused on veterans’ health issues that honors her late son (

Paul Reuther, Assisi/Perugia from Via Dei Episcopo, oil on canvas, 2012