Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Hosts Hands of Time Exhibit by Leslie Schwing July 17 through August 9, 2010

By Editorial Team on July 13, 2010
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the exhibit Hands of Time by local artist Leslie Schwing opening on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  The exhibit features watercolors, pastels, and etchings, from figurative urbanscapes to abstract designs.  CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE, a short distance from Eastern Market metro. 

Leslie Schwing is well known in Baltimore for her animated city and landscapes, but her roots are very strong in Washington, DC where she was known as Leslie Montgomery. A 1975 graduate of George Washington University in Painting, Leslie also studied Printmaking with Washington’s Leonard Maurer in the early 70’s, and did graduate studies in Sculpture with Connie Costigan at GW.  She moved to the Dominican Republic in 1979.  When she returned in 1986, she moved to Baltimore with a new palette and a new name.  This exhibition tracks her work for the last 10 years.  The landscapes and cityscapes emerge from colorful fractal pattern reminiscent of several regionalists of the 40’s and 50’s such as Charles Burchfield.  There is an obvious metaphysical instinct beneath the recognizeable forms.  “For me the canvas is a playground that invites contemplation.”

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at  545 7th Street, SE two blocks from Eastern Market Metro on the Blue & Orange Lines.  For more information call 202.547.6839 or visit their website at Gallery hours are: 9:30AM-9:00 PM (M-Th), 9:30AM-6:00 PM (F), and 9:00AM-2:00 PM (Sat).