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September 2015

September Art Exhibition

Opening Reception
Friday, September 11, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition Dates
September  4 – September 26, 2015
.Monroe and MacFeely Galleries
Kate McConnell
Wayne Paige
Sidney Xunnian Zhang
.Curator: Sandra Gobar


About the Artists

Kate McConnell, Pennsylvania Woods, oil on canvas

Kate McConnell

Kate McConnell lives and works in Washington, D.C., where she teaches at the Corcoran School of Art at George Washington University. Before painting full-time, she enjoyed a career as a noted book designer and graphic artist.

Kate was raised in rural western Pennsylvania, which gave her an enduring love of nature and landscape. She enjoys the challenges of plein air painting in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park and the dunes and forests of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the effort to reinterpret those outdoor experiences in the studio. She works in oils, exploring through use of vibrant color, light, and form the sensations of the natural elements in the landscape. Kate considers Emily Carr, Charles Burchfield, and the Group of Seven to be her inspirational ancestors.

She is represented by the Touchstone Gallery in Washington, D.C. and shows at the Capitol Hill Art League, the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in Provincetown, MA.  Her work is collected in the United States and Europe.


Wayne Paige, Everyone is an island, ink on paper

Wayne Page

With twenty-three solo exhibitions to his credit, Wayne Paige has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country (The Corcoran Museum, The Anderson Gallery, The Katzen Arts Center…). Wayne’s art has received recognition by local and national publications and his works are included in public and private collections.

Recently Wayne received recognition in having one of his works included in the “Washington Art Matters II: 1940s – 1980s” exhibition at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center.  The artist also received several awards including First Prize in The Fairfax Arts Council awards, First Prize in The George Washington University Alumni Competition and a Special Recognition award from The Virginia Commission of the Arts.

A graduate of The University of Illinois (BFA Painting) and The George Washington University (MFA Painting), the Wayne grew up in Chicago and now shares his time between Middleburg, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  An active artist since 1972, Wayne has worked with a variety of media. During the past 18 years, he has focused on variations of the current theme using oils and pen and ink.  The current exhibition focuses on his pen and ink drawings.


Sidney Xunnian Zhang, Waiting, Oil

Sydney Xunnian Zhang

Sydney Xunnian Zhang was born in Shanghai, China, in 1947. In 1960, when he was 13 years old, he attended the Shanghai Jian An Qu youth art school for two years where he studied 19th century Western-style art under Mr. Zhang Ming Yan. Zhang was ordered to become a farmer and construction worker during China’s “cultural revolution,” from 1968 to 1980.  During that time, he continued to teach himself art and his works were often selected for art exhibitions and published in the art press in Shanghai.  He worked as an illustrator for Shanghai Xim Mine Evening News from 1981 to 1988.

In 1988, Zhang was awarded a fellowship from Savannah College of Art and Design and came to the USA and pursued a degree in Master of Fine Arts.  He graduated in 1991.  His work has been featured at art shows in Savannah, Atlanta, New York and Shanghai.  Zhang’s work has matured over the years from a cool illustrative style to a more warm and romantic style.  His work displays not only a strong command of method, content and craftsmanship, but also a gift for expressing his aesthetic feeling about art.  Zhang currently works from his Virginia studio.


Buzz Covington, A Time to Reflect, photograph

Spilsbury Gallery
Featured Artist: Buzz Covington

The Arts Club is proud to present the photographs of Buzz Covington in the club’s cooperative Spilbery Gallery.

Participating artists also include: Lorna Aldrich, Cherry Baumbusch, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Jack Hannula, Larry Jarvik, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Peggy McNutt, Ruth Meixner-Bird, and Leslie Sorg Ramsay.

Club Galleries are open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Arts Club is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Hours are subject to chance.

Galleries are free and open to the public.


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