The Betty Mae Kramer Gallery Presents Susan Hostetler, Dalya Luttwak, and Beverly Ress A Bird’s Eye View

By Editorial Team on June 12, 2017

Fri, June 16 2017 — Fri, August 18 2017

Susan Hostetier, Birds in Funnel Formation. 2014. Courtesy of the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery.
Susan Hostetier, Birds in Funnel Formation. 2014. Courtesy of the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery.


Opening Reception: Friday, June 16 from 6pm to 8pm


The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is pleased to celebrate the opening of A Bird’s Eye View with a public reception at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Bird’s Eye View features contemporary drawings and sculpture-based works by artists Susan Hostetler, Dalya Luttwak, and Beverly Ress. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

A Bird’s-Eye View focuses on contemporary artists inspired by the natural world whose work examines and challenges the way we see and perceive the world around us. Included are Hostetler’s exploration of bird iconography across both mediums, Luttwak’s site-responsive steel structures of the root systems, and Ress’ intricate drawings of scientific specimens on cut and sculpted paper.

A Bird’s-Eye View is organized by AHCMC and is curated by Amina Cooper, AHCMC’s Public Art Manager. The exhibition will be on view from June 16 through August 18, 2017. For a preview of the exhibition, please click here. For more information about the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, please visit

Susan Hostetler has been making art since earning her fine arts degree from Western Michigan University. She has created large, multi-panel site-specific commissions for the Federal Reserve Bank. Hostetler also created special awards commissions for the U.S. Committee for UNIFEM, Four Seasons Hotel, Deutche Bank, Dunn & Bradstreet, Readers Digest, IBM, Fidelity Corp, the Humane Society of the United States, Counterpart International and several other organizations. She is represented by consultants and galleries in New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC.

Dalya Luttwak, born in Israel, is a sculptor living and working in Washington DC. Her mostly large-scale and site-specific metal works over the past five years have concentrated on depicting the root systems of various plants. Luttwak’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Italy (2011); Triennale Museum, Italy (2012); The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC (2014); and American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC (2008), among others.

Beverly Ress received her MFA in sculpture from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and her AB degree in Fine Arts from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Her drawings have been in group shows at Heiner Contemporary, Curator’s Office; the (e)merge Art Fair in Washington, DC; Schema Projects in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Central Booking in New York City; Liber Mundi in Antwerp, Belgium; Russell Projects in Richmond, Va; the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass; and Artspace in New Haven, Conn.

Galley Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am to 6pm

Betty Mae Kramer Gallery is located at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit