Hill Center Galleries Opening Reception

By Editorial Team on March 14, 2013
Two Amaryllis by Gayle Krughoff. Photo courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Two Amaryllis by Gayle Krughoff. Photo courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.


Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 20 at 6pm

Hill Center Galleries hosts the work of six featured artists and six continuing artists during a new exhibition that runs March 2 through April 28, 2013.

Hill Center will host a Reception with the Artists at 6 p.m. on March 20, 2013. The public has the opportunity to meet the artists, as well as hear a presentation on the show by Chris With, who is retired from the National Gallery of Art, curator at the Washington Arts Club, and continuing education teacher at George Mason University.

Hill Center Galleries Featured Artists:

  • Alan Braley
  • Deborah Cavenaugh
  • Gayle Krughoff
  • Bill Matuszeski
  • Mary Proctor
  • Colin Winterbottom

Hill Center Galleries Continuing Artists who will also have works on display include:

  • Tsolmon Damba
  • Nancy Freeman
  • Betsy Glassie
  • Gabriel Pons
  • Gordon Ritchie
  • Paul Sikora

Ranging from photography, pigment ink prints, watercolor and acrylic paintings and more, the artists offer a wide variety of perspectives and mediums.

This exhibit marks the return of Colin Winterbottom to Hill Center Galleries. Those who follow Colin are most familiar with his theatrical black and white studies of sweeping urban landscapes. However, during this exhibition, in addition to architectural pieces, Colin will be showing a portion of his Elegant Corrosion series, his first foray into color.

Elegant Corrosion represents a hunt for beauty within blight. Rust, corrosion, peeling pain and patinas may seem like scars, degrading items to uselessness. Using macro-photography lenses, Colin has enlarged the smallest details of railcars and factories to the point of abstraction. The resulting images – mined from disused rail yards and factories -are highly textured and saturated, revealing an unexpected elegance within nature’s corrosive reclamation of man’s industrial artifacts.

Gayle Krughoff, who has been long admired for her exquisite still life floral photos – often in black and white – presents a stunning new series. Her exhibit From Someone’s Garden presents close up colored compositions of flowers created through a process of combining multiple scanned images. The resulting painting-like photographs are breathtaking.

Hill Center Galleries also welcomes Plein Air Side-by-Side from the husband and wife duo Bill Matuszeski and Mary Procter. The spouses became hooked on plein air landscapes – how to capture the feeling of a place while creating an engaging painting – in 2003. Visitors to the galleries will enjoy through their landscapes, often in pairs, their summers in Vermont, spring in the Brandywine Valley of Delaware, home on Capitol Hill, and adventures in Cuba and Argentina. The real challenge? Deciding whose is whose.

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.

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. For more information, visit hillcenterdc.org.