Tara Hamilton and Karen Zens: Colors of Quarantine – Creativity in the Time of Covid

Tara Hamilton and Karen Zens are members of the Capitol Hill Art League and long-time residents of Capitol Hill. The Hill art framing shop, Frame of Mine, is the 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 organization is working to support our neighbors in the face of COVID-19 and the many other challenges affecting D.C. families.

The art can be viewed at Frame of Mine during store hours in accordance with the store’s visiting policy. www.frameofminedc.com

In addition, the works may be viewed at these social media links:

Karen Zens Instagram: @shamusspringer

Tara Hamilton Instagram: @tara.hamilton.148

The Colors of the Quarantine will be on display at Frame of Mine from October 4- November 7, 2020.

Frame of Mine Gallery, 545 Eight St SE, DC. (two blocks from Eastern Market Metro.) Gallery hours are: 10:00am–6:00pm (M-F) and 11:00am–5:00pm (Sat). Closed on Sundays.

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