Sunday, March 30, 2008

Artists of the Gallery on View

Between now and our next opening on May 7th, we will be exhibiting various artists of the gallery, both new works and some old friends. Please stop by and take a look!

View of gallery with mascot Boone

Hours: Wednesday & Sunday, 12 to 6 pm; Thursday – Saturday, 12 to 8 pm; Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Gretchen Feldman: “stitches in time, etc.” opens May 7th

Friday, March 28, 2008

Recent NKG Feature!

Many thanks to the Prince of Petworth for featuring NKG and the Water Media on Paper show on his March 25, 2008 blog entry! We really appreciate the kudos. The entry, complete with a fabulous picture of Boone, can be found here.

Gallery artists (local, national and Polish) are currently on view between now and the beginning of May. We hope you drop by and see us again soon!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Miriam's Kitchen Benefit Thursday; Last Week for NSAL Show

This is the last week to view the exhibition of paintings by the 19 regional winnners of the National Society of Arts and Letters' 2007 watercolor painting competition. The competition was won by Washington D.C.'s Jenny Davis for her "Portrait of Tess."

If you come on Thursday, you can also benefit Miriam's Kitchen, a Foggy Bottom food bank and counseling center for the homeless. On Thursday, March 20, NGK is joining several other business on the 1500 and 1600 blocks of U Street for a night of shopping and community support. Individual businesses will serve as drop-off points for donations of clothing and other essential items to benefit the clients that Miriam's Kitchen serves. Drop off your new or "gently used" blue jeans at Nevin Kelly Gallery between 6 and 9 p.m. Other participating businesses, and the donations items to be collected there, include:

Caramel 1603 U Street NW (Men's Underwear)
Habitat 1510 U Street NW (Men's Socks)
Moojoo Ken 1512 U Street NW (Deodorant)
Nana 1528 U Street NW (Vitamins)
RCKNDY 1515 U Street NW (Razors)
Wild Women Wear Red 1512 U Street NW (Hotel-Sized Bottles of Shampoo/Lotion)

Most of the businesses will be donating 10 percent of all sales to Miriam's Kitchen.

The event runs from 6 to 9 PM.

Contact Caramel boutique at or 202-265-1930 for more information.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Artist Feature 11 : Molly Brose

Local artist Molly Brose is best inspired while engaged in the making of her art, taking chances along the way. Molly started out as a jewelry maker after college, and gradually returned to her childhood love of making art. The subjects chosen for Molly’s lyrical pieces consist of anything that speaks to her intuitively, from an old photograph to a phone conversation. According to Molly, “it’s gotta be worthy of a song.”

NKG has two new pieces by Molly on view right now. Both “Good Together” and “The Girl He Chose” [pictured below] feature Molly’s meticulous drawings on a smudged background of watercolor and conté. “The Girl He Chose” allows the viewer to see the subject through a zoomed-in lens. “Good Together” shows two people on horseback inside a more defined diamond shape, with a red circle overlapping the picture plane. Both backgrounds are scratched more than her previous works, and greater emphasis is given to the paintings’ linear properties (done in watercolor and graphite).

Molly’s new work continues to sparkle like precious jewels, worn as a personal ornament to remember where they came from, and where they are headed. Stop by and see them if you haven't done so already!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

DCist Review of NSAL Water Media on Paper Show

Thank you to Kelly Rand of the DCist for her review of the National Society of Arts and Letters Water Media on Paper exhibition currently up in the gallery. Please read the review here.

NSAL Water Media on Paper will be on view through March 23rd, 2008.