Hill Center Galleries Fall 2016 Exhibitions

By Editorial Team on October 4, 2016

Thu, 06 October 2016 - Fri, 30 December 2016

Don't Sleep by Michael Crossett. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Don’t Sleep by Michael Crossett. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.


Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 19 from 6pm to 8pm

Hill Center Galleries announces its newest series of solo and group exhibitions, featuring artists Michael Crossett and Charlie Gaynor, Adrienne Moumin, Larry O’Reilly, Martha Pope, Shields and Dilip Sheth. The exhibitions run from October 6 through December 30, with a free Opening Reception with the Artists on October 19 from 6-8 pm. A special free Holiday Reception will take place on December 11 from 3-5 p.m. All pieces in the exhibitions are available for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefits free programming at Hill Center.

Michael Crossett and Charlie Gaynor: Inner City Hues
Mixed Media and Photography
Friends and fellow Mid City Artists, Michael Crossett and Charlie Gaynor share a passion for capturing the aesthetic that defines city life. Inner City Hues is a vibrant collection of photography and painting that explores neighborhoods through layered compositions of architecture and design affected by time. This work celebrates urban culture as much as it documents history.

Points of Departure by Adrienne Moumin. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.

Adrienne Moumin: Architextures
Handmade Gelatin Silver Photo Collage
As a collage artist and black and white photographer, Adrienne Moumin began combining her two beloved two art forms, which grew into the Architextures series of handmade gelatin silver photo collages. She hand cuts and assembles multiple darkroom prints from negatives into geometric abstract 2-D and 3-D constructions. The focus is typically New York City architecture and urban landscapes, although she also use images of flowers, interior light fixtures and other subjects which evoke strong feelings of a time or place.

Shell, with Light by Larry O'Reilly. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Shell, with Light by Larry O’Reilly. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.

Larry O’Reilly: Illuminations
Larry O’Reilly took up photography in a more serious way after leaving the Smithsonian in 2007, where he had served as Assistant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, in charge of Exhibits and Public Spaces. Experimenting with “painting” with light in a studio setting, he did studies numbering in the hundreds, working in the dark and in many other constructs. Being pleased (generally) with the results, he expanded his subject matter to include natural objects, and other items that he found he could look at (and photograph) in what seemed an infinite number of ways.

Luberon Valley by Martha Pope. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Luberon Valley by Martha Pope. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.

Martha Pope and Anne Shields: From Politics to Painting – Two Artistic Journeys
Pastel Paintings
Martha Pope and Anne Shields both had long careers in public service. Pope participated in peace initiatives in Northern Ireland, was elected U.S Senate Sergeant at Arms and Door Keeper and later Secretary of the Senate, and Chief of Staff for Senator George Mitchell. Anne Shields worked in government, politics and political campaigns before entering law school in 1974. She was an attorney at the Department of Justice for 14 years and transitioned to the Department of the Interior in the Clinton Administration, where she served as Chief of Staff to Secretary Bruce Babbitt. Both women became interested in pastel paintings after retirement and have put together a pastel show of beautiful places around the globe.

Dilip Sheth: Art of Dilip Sheth, The DC Series
Oil and Acrylic Paintings
“With the use of bold colors, the real life I see becomes my world on canvas.” Dilip Sheth

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am to 7pm
  • Saturdays: 10am to 5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm to 5pm

Hill Center Galleries is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.