Gallery Openings and Events

ArtReach GW Community Gallery Presents Simone Agoussoye Broken Beauty

Image details: Simone Agoussoye, Missy, mixed media and glass, 30×24, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 from 6pm to 8pm

ArtReach GW Community Gallery presents solo exhibition, Broken Beauty, by DMV-based artist, Simone Agoussoye. This visual art exhibit will be held at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Washington DC.

Agoussoye’s first exhibit of the year,  the event is themed Broken Beauty: The Crushed Glass Collection as a tribute and showcase of her extreme admiration and enjoyment of creating broken glass art. Art lovers can come see her stunningly beautiful collection during the dates of March 1, 2020 – March 27, 2020.  All are invited to come meet the artist during an opening reception being held at the gallery on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm. Entry is free.

This collection serves to celebrate experimenting and stepping out of one’s comfort zone in life and in art. Agoussoye got her start working in sketching and later in painting, which she has now elevated by the use of crushed glass. “Beauty can be found even in the broken things,” the artist explains. “My goal with this collection is to inspire others to not only be artistically bold and challenge themselves to use non-traditional materials and techniques in their work, but also on an emotional, internal level, to never completely throw away the parts of ourselves that are broken. Instead, we can shine them up and combine them with something good to make them something that can benefit the world – just like this glass.”

About Simone Agoussoye
Washington, DC born artist, Simone Agoussoye, has been honing her skills in portrait artistry for the past several years. Known for her creative depictions of people, Simone blends her traditional  skill in portraiture with fresh, new and unconventional techniques transforming her from a realistic fine artist to more of a contemporary artist.

Simone’s evolution in portrait artistry has allowed her to explore using materials such as broken crushed glass in her work. The use of this material has sharpened her craftsmanship, proving that she has a unique talent. She is highly creative with an insatiable thirst for growth and development in her artistic skill. Although known for her portraiture, the subjects of her paintings vary from animals, to landscape, and abstract art.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 7am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 5pm

ArtReach GW is located at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE.