DCA opens July showcase Friday
CAMBRIDGE — Opening in the galleries at Dorchester Center for the Arts on Friday, June 30, is Steve Dembo, Photographic Commentary and Karen Hubacker, Encaustic Painting.
Steve Dembo is a native of Baltimore, and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. He received his B.A. from Towson University and an M.F.A and College Teaching of Art Certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
He is an adjunct professor of photography at the Community College of Baltimore County and has been teaching college level courses for more than six years. In addition, he is a competition judge, lecturer, workshop facilitator, tutor, and mentor.
His photographic work has been critically acclaimed and has garnered numerous competitive awards and accolades, having appeared in national publications, juried exhibitions, and recognized by National Geographic. His work was selected for Black & White magazine’s 2016 Annual Single Image Contest.
Karen Hubacher has been exhibiting her work in the Washington, DC area for over 20 years. Despite a childhood passion for drawing and painting, she has a B.S. from American University in Computer Systems. For 15 years she was a systems analyst in the Department of Defense consulting industry.
In 1986 she began studying watercolor painting with Susan Abbott, hauling a suitcase full of art supplies with her on business trips, painting at night in her hotel room. A temporary move to Korea in 1989, where she was able to devote her days exclusively to painting, was the catalyst for leaving her IT career and establishing herself as a full-time, exhibiting artist when she moved back to the Washington D.C. area.
Combining techniques she developed during her printmaking and book arts years, she paints with oil and mixed media, creating organized abstracts with textured surfaces. Recently she has been exploring the organic possibilities of encaustic, resulting in a subtle, more minimalist expression. Using wax to build up her surfaces, she creates grid-like artworks in varying neutral colors and textures.
An Artists’ Reception will be held on Second Saturday, July 8, with music and light refreshments. The show runs through July 30.
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