Tara Hamilton and Karen Zens are members of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) and long-time residents of Capitol Hill. Barracks Row picture framing shop Frame of Mine (545 Eighth St. SE), is the current venue for a show displaying their art created during the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The artists present 2D and 3D art which depict both abstract and realistic subjects using a variety of materials. The exhibit displays work with brilliant color palettes and unique interpretations using watercolor, collage, printmaking and paper constructions.
Tara has paired her watercolor paintings with re-imagined collage creations made by using cuttings from material used to sew facemasks for neighbors.
Karen’s works include mixed media prints that evoke her last pre-pandemic trip – to Southern Spain- and paper sculptures constructed from earlier paintings.
All work is for sale. The artists will donate 50% of the proceeds to Martha’s Table. In its 40th year, the District organization is working to support our neighbors in the face of COVID-19 and the many other challenges affecting families.
The Colors of the Quarantine will be on display at Frame of Mine from October 4- November 7, 2020. The art can be viewed at Frame of Mine during store hours or online at the store website at: https://www.frameofminetoo.com/shop
In addition, the works may be viewed at these social media links:
Karen Zens Instagram: @shamusspringer
Tara Hamilton Instagram: @tara.hamilton.148