Gallery Openings and Events

Gallery NK Presents Richard Claraval and Claudia Cappelle

Photo by Claudia Cappelle courtesy of Gallery NK.

Work by Claudia Cappelle courtesy of Gallery NK.


Opening: Saturday, October 10 from 6pm to 8pm


Richard Claraval is an award winning draftsman and sculptor. His drawings have been in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the Eastern U.S., including the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Among his recent honors he won a juror’s award at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s Annual Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, a juror’s award at a group exhibition at Panza Gallery. Mr. Claraval’s work is in collections throughout the east. And another drawing won the only juror’s award at the exhibition, Brick by Brick, given by the curator and art writer Vicki Clark, at Gallery Z, in 2000. He received a B.A. in art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1977.

Claudia Cappelle was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and received a BS in Medical Illustration from the University of Illinois. She continued her art education after moving to the Washington DC area in 1983 at The Corcoran School of Art and the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. In her words: “A pivotal change in my work occurred in 2004 with the discovery of no longer being interested in recreating nature through representation. The engagement with this new process became an exploration of seeing inward to express the spiritual essence of nature through abstract form. The expression of nature in abstraction has led my work towards a more authentic direction. It allowed my own visual language and symbols to emerge.”

Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE in the alley between “H” and “K” Streets NE. For more information about the event, go to