Opening Reception for New Exhibitions

Posted on: Mar 04

Update: Out of the utmost concern, caution, and care we have made the decision to postpone the opening reception for our new exhibitions. For additional updates on our response to COVID-19 please see our latest release: https://art-enables.org/response-to-covid-19/


Art Enables will celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions with a free opening reception on March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. Mix and mingle with our resident artists and visiting D.C. artists to celebrate “Animalium,” “The District,” and “Amplify” with complimentary wine and refreshments at our gallery in heart of the historic Woodridge neighborhood.

The event is free and family-friendly. Please RSVP here.

About the Exhibitions

Animalium [animālium]

“Animalium”—Latin for animals—celebrates Art Enables’ resident artist’s love of all things finned, feathered, and furry. This animal-themed exhibition will delight visitors of all ages with whimsical artwork of the domestic friends you know and love like Toni Lane’s “Cat Family Picture” and Shawn Payne’s “Stylish Poodle;” as well as creatures of the exotic and endangered variety like Maurice Barnes’ “Hippo Jungle” and Vanessa Monroe’s “Ocelot from South America.” No matter what creature you fancy, you are sure to enjoy the wonders of the animal kingdom, as seen through the eyes of our inspiring artists.

The District

Since its founding in 1790, Washington, D.C., has existed at the heart of American politics and the American dream. Art Enables touches on D.C.’s vibrant history in “The District,” an exhibition featuring scenes of local D.C. hot spots, monuments, historical figures, and themes of politics and culture. Resident artists from Art Enables join artists from the D.C. metro area to showcase their reflections on the nation’s capital through painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media works.


“AMPLIFY” presents a selection of works by painter Corinne Davidov (1933 – 2014), who was a D.C.-based artist and an original member of Foundry Studios. Her large-scale paintings capture powerful plays of color, texture, and motion, evoking the era of the Washington Color School, a vital chapter of the city’s artistic history.

Images: Charles Meissner, “Koala Bear;” Roshni Sandhlla, “Washington in Flight;” and Corinne Davidov “Battery Sound”