Amid curvilinear beds of American plants and arcing pathways in the six-acre outdoor gallery at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, visitors encounter such works as "Spider" by Louise Bourgeois, "House I" by Roy Lichtenstein and "Thinker on a Rock" by Barry Flanagan. And smack dab in the middle of the outdoor gallery sits a circular reflection pool and fountain.
Valerie Watson’s art challenges the notion of watercolor being constrained to a small sheet of paper and less intense in color than oil and acrylic paint.
Her larger-than-life size watercolors push the boundaries of color, space and light, capturing flowers, exotic locales, and people at leisure, at work and at rest.
Viewers can judge Watson’s work for themselves.
Meryl Silver's photography nearly 20 years ago was documentary, black and white film that focused on the people and street scenes in her hometown, New York City. Her images captured the homeless who spent their nights in a church on Park Avenue, and Coney Island where locals ranged from old and grizzled chess players to young working-class parents with kids.
When author Pearl Cleage's made a recent appearance at the Oxon Hill Library she did more than promote her new book—she wanted to inspire those in attendance to live their lives to the fullest.