Hill Center Galleries: Multi-Artist Show

By Editorial Team on January 9, 2014
Photo courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Photo courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Artists Reception: Wednesday, January 15 from 6pm to 8pm


Hill Center Galleries is hosting a new multi-artist show January 9-March 2, 2014. Sandy Barrett Hassan and her amazing “Quilts in Color” decorative wall hangings and Jacquelyn Flowers with her oil and acrylic paintings will be featured artists in the Galleries. In addition, twenty-five artists will show their work as part of The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) Juried Exhibition at Hill Center. The works of Alan Braley, Eric Celarier, and Betsy Glassie are also included in the show.

The Reception with the Artists will take place from 6-8 p.m. on January 15, 2014. During this time, five Best in Show awards will be handed out to members of CHAL. This event is free and open to the public.

Sandy Barrett Hassan: Quilts in Color

Quilt making is my expression of “joie de vivre.”

I am enamored of traditional quilt patterns infused with vibrant, exuberant, joyous color. The colors I choose for each piece are entirely dependent on mood. Hues an tints of cool blues and greens, lush shades of fuchsia and burgundy, rich chocolates are all part of my color pallet. When I’m in the mood to dance, only the full color wheel will do. Getting color right is risky business. My cedar chest is full of unfinished pieces because the colors simply didn’t feel right.

It is the process of quilting rather than the end product that I enjoy most. The finished quilt is a reference point for the next project. There is a lesson to be learned with each piece. It may relate to technique. Or, it may relate to life – forgiveness, passion, freedom, and justice….

Jacquelyn Flowers: Dare to Believe!

Working in oil and acrylic, my paintings are about color and texture, each speaking a language of its own. As I endeavor to create works that speak life and hope to this generation, my art is my conversation with the viewer, speaking differently to each individual, requiring that they think and consider what they see and feel. Thus, I invite the viewer to lend their own interpretation to that which I have created, drawing upon their own life experiences and view of the world in that analysis. Based on what the viewer sees, feels and experiences, they can interpret and decide what the work means to them. It is, therefore, the viewer’s journey with me on this creative exploration.

The Capitol Hill Art League: Juried Exhibition

The works of twenty-five artists are featured in this multi-medium show. The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) is a visual arts organization with members drawn from our neighborhood, the city and the region. They strive to promote the visual arts in the Capitol Hill community and beyond.

The Galleries Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturdays 10:00am – 5pm
  • Sundays 12pm – 5pm
  • Please call Hill Center to confirm availability.

Hill Center Galleries are located in the  renovated civil-war-era Old Naval Hospital at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. For more information, visit hillcenterdc.org.

Hill Center Galleries consists of six distinct exhibition spaces. The galleries are enhanced by 14-foot ceilings and natural light that streams in through eight-foot windows. Hill Center presents a year-round schedule of rotating exhibits highlighting contemporary works by emerging and established regional artists. All artwork is available for purchase.

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital provides a vibrant home for culture, education and city life on Capitol Hill. As a hub for community and personal enrichment, Hill Center offers programming in eight focus areas: Arts & Performances; Children, Teen & Family; Computers & Technology; Food & Garden; Hobbies, Crafts & Games; Language & Humanities; Lectures & Conversations; and Mindful Motion & Health. Hill Center also hosts a Non-Profit Office Center, which provides reduced cost office space for non-profit organizations. Hill Center offers patrons the unique experience of quality programming in a restored Civil War-era naval hospital commissioned by President Lincoln.