Artistic in the District: Part Eight, A Portrait Artist of a Different Kind

Portrait Artist Melissa Marie Haney has a special gift for capturing the spirit of her subjects. The evidence is in the eyes, because after all “the eye is the window of the soul,” ─Hiram Powers, American sculptor (1805 – 1873)  “Art was an outlet for all the feelings that I could not express vocally,” Melissa says.Continue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Eight, A Portrait Artist of a Different Kind”

Artistic in the District: Part Five, Gallery Hunting

Things to do in DC this summer: Get art smart! Currently planning my summer entertainment, learning and adventuring with a ten and a twelve-year-old in tow, I set out to research Contemporary Art Galleries and museums in Washington, DC that we might like to wander through. After years of field trips and family jaunts, weContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Five, Gallery Hunting”

Artistic in the District: Part Two

The focus for part two of Artistic in the District is the blending of two art forms, writing and photography. Some of my favorite blogs are those featuring poetry or a story combined with an artistic photo or photos. In a sense, almost all bloggers strive to accomplish some form of this. These seem toContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Two”

Artistic in the District, Part One

Contemporary Visual Artists and Fiction Writers Sharing a Common Muse As a lifelong lover of art, I find Contemporary Art, the many forms it takes, and the unique spin each artist brings to their medium, intriguing. It differs from Modern Art as the latter, Contemporary, emerged from the former, Modern. The Modern Art movement began earlier, datingContinue reading “Artistic in the District, Part One”

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