18 July 2006

"Night on Ninth" Gallery Receptions - Thursday, July 20th

Bee on Sunflower, Otis P. Motley
Roxanne’s ARTiques, located at 3426 9th Street NE, on Historic Brookland’s Gallery Row, across the street from the neighborhood landmark Colonel Brooks Tavern, will feature original photographs by six Washington-area photographers. The show features photographs and manipulated images of summer, including children at play, bridges and alleys, fireworks, flowers, and other scenes.

The photographers represented in the show are Ted Austin, Melissa Covington, Gloria Kirk, Otis Motley, Kelly Perl, Ph.D., and Leonard Tate. An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20th.

Ted Austin owns Pro Photo Images, a full service photography studio, including complete digital imaging facilities, in the Takoma neighborhood in Washington, DC. Over his career, he has gravitated towards fine arts photography and now, after further study and experimentation, digital imaging.

A retired teacher and photographer for a federal government agency, Mr. Austin teaches at his studio and for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. His work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions. As a retired teacher and educator, Austin prefers photography, saying that "A bad day in the darkroom is better than a good day in the classroom, although now, instead of eight hours in the darkroom, it's eight hours at the computer."

Melissa Covington, a speech-language pathologist, took up photography in 1995, and is a partner in Beyond Photography. She prefers to shoot odd architectural angles, unusual objects, and scenes in nature.

Gloria Kirk is a native Washingtonian. While focusing today on photographing vintage vehicles and creating conceptual photographic art, Ms. Kirk's photography includes weddings, photojournalism, portraits, architectcure, and abstracts. She has had work published in various media, and has exhibited in galleries in the U.S., Africa, and Cuba.

Otis Motley is a freelance and press photographer, specializing in portraits, news, sports, dances, weddings, and special events, and travel. A graduate of the New York Institute of Photographer, his assignments have included Hoops for the Homeless, Cherry Blossom Festivals, Fourth of July Celebrations, and activities in Germany including the Michael Jackson concert tour in 1997 and President Clinton visiting U.S. troops.

Kelly Perl lives in the the Brookland neighborhood in Washington. She has photographed a wide variety of New York City landmarks including the Brooklyn Bridge, the now abandoned Bethelehem Steel Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her work in the show can be described as "industrial pastoral," juxtaposing industrial subjects and infrastructure with nature.

Leonard Tate was born in Detroit, Michigan and works as a psychologist in Virginia. His photographic eye captures people, nature, and odd and weird objects. He is also a partner in Beyond Photography.

The "Summertime: Six Photographers" show will be displayed from Thursday, July 20th through Thursday August, 31st. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, August 31st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Roxanne’s ARTiques is owned by Roxanne Carter, a long-time resident of the Michigan Park neighborhood in Greater Brookland, in the northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. The gallery features artifacts and works of art by national and international artists. The Gallery is open from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, and is located one block from the Brookland/CUA red line Metro subway station. For more information, contact Roxanne Carter at (202)-526-7020, by email at roxannesartiques@hotmail.com, and on the internet at www.roxannesartiques.com.

Also see the Summer Art! blog for additional gallery openings in Brookland this Thursday.


  1. Thanks. And you saw your mention in the Express blog I presume?

  2. I did - thanks. And then, for some crazy reason, Wonkette picked it up - and embellished the hell out of it. An amazing amount of hits from folks who'll likely never stop by again :)


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