Gallery Openings and Events

Studio Gallery Presents Gordon Binder and Sally Levie Skylines and Treelines and Yvette Kraft A 30 Year View

Winter II by Sally Levie. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

Winter II by Sally Levie. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

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Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 1 from 4pm to 6pm

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In the lower level gallery, Studio Gallery is mounting Skylines and Treelines, a collaborative show of paintings and drawings by Gordon Binder and Sally Levie exploring nature and the built environment. Upstairs at Studio, Yvette Kraft has her exhibit A 30 Year View, showing work from throughout her artistic career.

Opening Wednesday, September 28 to Saturday, October 22.

3 Receptions:

  • Saturday, October 1, 4 to 6 pm, Artists’ Reception
  • Dupont Circle Galleries First Friday, October 7, 6 to 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 22, 4 to 6 pm

Binder is showing some of his signature expressionist urban-themed work in oil – densely packed cityscapes, skylines and streetscapes – along with aluminum backed drawings and other dry media, and notebooks of similar themed small drawings, including scenes of Washington DC.

Levie’s oil paintings, done in an expressionist mode, draw heavily on the natural world as she arranges and re-arranges the elements and colors of nature to appeal to the eye and the imagination, in this exhibit focusing on forests and trees.  A portion of her sales will benefit the Amazon Conservation Association.

Kraft is showing three decades of her art, inspired and created over the years from her observations of people, captured in her sketchbook.  In the studio, some of these drawings become finished works, paintings on canvas.

Binder’s art records images of the world around him. In the 1990s, he took painting and other courses in the Open Program of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, working with Washington artist William Christenberry.  In 1996, he was awarded the Corcoran’s Linda Rosenbaum Scholarship for “talent and artistic excellence.”  His artwork is in collections in the Washington area, New York and San Francisco, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Sanibel, Aspen, Boston and elsewhere in New England.  Binder has lived in the Dupont Circle neighborhood for nearly 45 years.  By day, he works in the environmental field.  He has an architecture degree from the University of Michigan and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. (For further background, see www.BinderRawsonArtworks.com.)

Levie has been in group and solo shows in the Washington area in a number of venues.  She studied art, earning a B.A. in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and she also holds an M.A. in Child Development.  She studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and graduated with a certificate degree from the Washington Studio School.  Levie has enjoyed a 30-year career in art education, having been named Corcoran Art Teacher of the Year in 1999.  Her work is in private collections nationally and internationally.  (For further background, see www.sallylevie.com.)

Kraft studied with three master painters  –  Leon Berkowitz, William Christenberry, and at present James Phillips, each helping develop her skills, thus enabling her to form her own artistic expression.  Her motivation in creating her art is a continuing search for originality and often the inner peace that comes with creating the work.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 6pm

Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R St. NW. For more information and all other inquiries about the Studio Gallery, visit their website at www.studiogallerydc.com.