EXCLUSIVE ONE NIGHT SOLO EXHIBITION BY HERNAN GIGENA
Discover hidden gems of the local art scene as Art Soiree showcases original works of art by local multi-talented fine artists every Friday starting September 13th at this restored turn-of-the-century brick factory and now a renowned and luxury landmark – The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown. From painting to photography to sculpture these unique and interactive exhibits, each in its own way, explore the diverse personality of the city and the art scene, while curating memorable art experiences.
CELEBRATION: BODY OF WORK 2007-2013
Hernan Gigena was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating as a graphic designer, he moved to Europe to continue his studies in 3D design, animation and multimedia. Hernan’s passion for art, design and visual communication brought him to the United States where he earned a Master degree in Art and Education from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Soon after moving to Washington, DC, Hernan’s innovative design approach found it’s voice within the international community including the Word Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank. While his contribution as a designer (multimedia/graphic) won him international recognition, it is his masking tape drawings and jewelry pieces that caught the attention of local art lovers and collectors.
During the past six years, Hernan’s energetic, colorful and whimsical work was displayed and celebrated in public and private collections such as at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, the National Portrait Gallery, the World Bank Headquarters, the Renaissance Hotel, Fox NEWS, and the Washington Post. Also, his original pieces (drawings and Jewelry) can be found in private collectors’ collections from coast to coast in the US.
web site: http://www.hernangigena.com
MUSIC BY DJ JOHN JAZZ
John has been playing music since his earliest memories as a child. His main instrument is the saxophone, but he can also play the guitar, bass, and drums. From New York, to Guatemala, to DC, he has been DJing for 11 years and producing music for 9. John Jazz has an eclectic style and loves to play for any crowd. He takes his job seriously and believes that music is a spiritual form of expression. Music is his passion and you can hear it when he spins. http://soundcloud.com/johnjazz
LIVE INTUITIVE PORTRAIT SESSION BY MARIA BRISKMAN
Born in cradle of cultures blend – Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she was raised in ethnic mixture, absorbing traditions of Iran, Russia and Uzbekistan. Grew up among smell of oil paint and wood frames, Strode vivid and saturated path, observing and painting people. Founded “Square With Me” project LIVE INTUITIVE PORTRAIT SESSION.
Explore the presented art collection and meet the featured artist, while enjoying live musical performances and sipping on one of the hotel’s signature cocktails or a luscious wine, or simply enjoy the comfort of hotel’s louge, bar, lobby wood-fireplace, and garden areas in a company of art lovers.
PRIVATE DINNER WITH THE ARTIST:
Immerse yourself in all the wonder the District art scenen has to offer by booking a private 2-hour dinner with the artist in one of the region’s most unique private dining rooms, the Chimney Stack Room, located at the base of a towering 130-foot smokestack.
***In support of this series, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington D.C. will offer a special room package for guests interested in staying at the hotel Friday nights during the time of this series. Please inquire by contacting the hotel directly.
For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C., please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Georgetown/