2629 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20008

The acrylic paintings of Annapolis-based artist Betty Murchison detail the quotidian rituals of African American women and girls. Whether flirting, lounging or chatting, her subjects enjoy quiet, anticipatory moments before the action happens. Or maybe, these canvases suggest, this is the action. Certainly the young teen "Chloe," painted at an awkward and lonely moment, offers a picture of quiet turmoil. But even here, Murchison outfits the girl in a pretty dress that seems to calm the inner angst. In fact, clothes play a major role in this painter's pictures -- most of her subjects are outfitted in sharp if simple dresses, recalling a time when market excursions were events. While in a constricted world for women, these lives seem, through Murchison's eye, enviably charmed.


Cino Kanelli & Somnur Kurt Delight Art Lovers in Wash D.C.

The Turkish Times - Cino Kanelli and Somnur Kurt delighted Washington art lovers with their exhibit "The Art of Turkey" opened January 10 at 2629 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington D.C. 20008. The exhibition open until Feb 23 is organized by Lale Yurukoglu and Tim Davis. The gallery is across the street from Woodley Park Metro Station (Red Line). See the Gallery Web site for images and more information www.inter-visions.com