The Arts Club of Washington Presents Alex Tolstoy

By Editorial Team on October 2, 2022

Fri, 07 October 2022 - Sat, 29 October 2022

The Magnificent Cello, Alex Tolstoy, (Courtesy of the artist)
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm

The Arts Club of Washington is proud to announce the October 2022 exhibition featuring mathematician and artist Alex Tolstoy, curated by Dr. Erich Keel (Head of Education, Kreeger Museum)

About the artist, Alex Tolstoy – Alex is a watercolorist who went astray.
Her paintings usually have a germ of reality but then deteriorate into something blurry and abstract where the viewer supplies most of a missing picture. Animals pop in and out of a mist of lost edges, buildings simplify into lines…you get the point. Perhaps Dr. Tolstoy’s previous life as a mathematician was an omen of things to come. She just cannot stay within the lines now.

Alex has won awards, had articles published about her work, given demonstrations, and has been in over 200 exhibitions with 15 solo or semi-solo shows since 2013. She is a also member of numerous societies (both local and national). Her work is in private and corporate collections (such as the Ritz-Carlton) and is distributed throughout the US (including Hawaii), Great Britain, Canada, Japan, and the US embassy in Barbados. For more information:

About the curator, Dr. Erich Keel – Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Erich Keel served as the Kreeger Museum’s Head of Education from 1999 to 2013. Keel graduated from Emory University with a dissertation on the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Since the fall of 2008, he has been curating shows for the Arts Club of Washington. His current studies focus on selected themes in European art and history, including Germany, France and Italy.

About The Arts Club of Washington:
Located in the historic Monroe House, the Arts Club of Washington seeks to be an artistic force for the promotion, acceptance and celebration of traditional, new and innovative arts and artistic expression. The Arts Club of Washington fulfills its mission by facilitating togetherness, supportiveness and partnerships among artists; showcasing all forms of the arts, and empowering seasoned and emerging artists to create and promote their art and thrive professionally.

Gallery hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Arts Club Of Washington is located at 2017 I St. NW. Visit for more information.