Brookland’s “Church Porch” Art Show Opening A Success!

Last night the ARTland/Brookland Arts and Culture Temporium Project show Church Porch had its opening reception. What a delight to enjoy fantastic artwork, engage in conversation, sip on wine, and nibble on some cheese – all in the heart of Brookland! I must confess, I was surprised by the space – full of natural light – it really looked like an art gallery despite being a “pop up” style art show. 

There are ten artists represented in the show, with a wide range of styles and mediums. My favorite was Lisa Mundy’s abstract paintings, I loved the colors and movement she captured. Another standout was Daniel Hitch’s photography, with compelling images from Senegal, DC, Chicago and Baltimore. Ray Allard, an artist working in linocut on paper displayed the tools and steps involved in developing his work, which added a dimension of

The Burning Bush, a sculpture by Thomas Rooney

interest for me as I was unaware of the process. The sculpture pictured is by Thomas Rooney, who produces sculptures made of items found in nature. The space was packed last night, I recommend stopping by and supporting our local art scene.


ARTland/Brookland Arts and Culture Temporium Project 
3500 12th Street, NE, Washington, DC 
August 10 through 26, 2012  (Open Friday and Saturday 5 – 8 and Sunday 3 – 6 )

2 thoughts on “Brookland’s “Church Porch” Art Show Opening A Success!”

  1. Always good to recognize the person who put the show together .
    Brookland resident and painter Lisa Farrell was the curator. She organized
    Chose the artist and the art, and was responsible for that great light
    Presence you speak about.
    The show was well attended, but too short.
    Ms. Farrell has agreed to continue “Church Porch” for the larger community viewing at
    Wohlfarth Galleries, 3429 9th Street NE.
    The show will re-open in September for an additional month.
    Gala Community opening to be announced.
    All artist are Brookland artist in this exhibit.

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