Yes. It's a little unconventional. We like that about us and apparently so do many of you!
In September of 2015, we opened our first art show, exhibiting recent works by members of the Capitol Hill Art League, a long-established group within CHAW – the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. We held an Open House on a lovely Friday evening, to kick things off, and it was a huge success! Many of our guests – patients, neighbors, friends, and walk-ins (we are right on a visible corner) – commented on how much fun it was to attend an art show opening in a neighborhood dental office.
For several months after that, patients and others coming through our doors enjoyed the art. We were thrilled by the enthusiasm for the somewhat campy idea of dental office as neighborhood art gallery space. So, we rotated the show and hosted another opening featuring a different selection of artists from CHAW in the spring of 2016.
On Friday, November 15, 2019, from 5 – 8 p.m., we will welcome back members of the Capitol Hill Art League for an opening reception of their fall exhibit on the theme of Gratitude. All work will be for sale. Organizer, JoAnn Laboy, has also created a special collection of small works, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Movember Foundation.
Movember is the only global movement especially dedicated to fighting diseases that cause too many men to die young. Dr. Halim is a long-time supporter of Movember and hopes that others will take up the cause and join him in supporting this important work. More information will be available at the Art Show. You can also donate online in Dr. Halim’s name.
Who knew you could have so much fun at the dentist?
…. The office atmosphere makes you feel totally at ease (I am a big baby) and you almost feel like you’re in a bed and breakfast. The office staff is warm, professional and genuinely seems to care. Everyone made me feel at ease …. Thanks guys!
— Google Review
And that was the start of our recurring art shows. Since then, we have displayed works by more artists:
Capitol Hill Art League: Paula Cleggett, Elizabeth Holmes Clark, Elizabeth Eby, Kate McConnell, Ann Thomson, G. Robert “Bob” Fuller
Photographer Amir Lowry
Oil Painter and Illustrator Cathy Abramson
Photographer Max Gigle
Pastel Artist Martha Pope
Watercolorist Tara Hamilton
Oil Painter Mike McSorley
Sculptor Kesse Andrews-Weller
Photographer Barbara Johnson
Mixed Media Artist JoAnn Laboy
As we continue to host exhibits by artists from Capitol Hill and the greater DC area we hope to see you there! Submit the form below to get on our mailing list (if you aren’t already) for notices and news about these events … and more.
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