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Virtual Speaker Series - An Artist’s Washington, DC: Turmoil in Ever-Evolving Landscape


Tue 11 / 29 / 2022
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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An Artist’s Washington, DC: Turmoil in Ever-Evolving Landscape 

Speaker: Joey P. Mánlapaz

Ever wonder what building once stood in a location before the current one went up? For almost 4 decades, contemporary realist painter Joey Mánlapaz captured in her work those 19th century buildings that once housed mom-and-pop stores and businesses. She will share slides of her paintings and will discuss how DC evolved from the sleepy Southern town of her youth to the metropolis of glass and steel buildings today.  Joey’s fascination with DC was influenced by her mentor, Frank Wright, at the George Washington University where she earned an MFA in painting. “My work examines the relationship between Richard Estes’s cold factual realism and Edward Hopper’s lonely psychological realism, and attempts to bridge the two concepts to achieve a painterly style with a generous dose of Alfred Hitchcock’s mysterious lighting and atmospheric shadows.”

Joey Mánlapaz lives and works in Washington, DC, which remains the main subject of her widely recognized and collected canvases. 43 of her paintings and prints have been purchased for the city through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and are displayed throughout DC in government offices and buildings. Joey is a recipient of commissions, grants, and fellowships and she was commissioned by The U.S. Library of Congress and First Lady Laura Bush to paint the official design image for the commemorative poster for the coveted 2003 National Book Festival poster. She is an educator and serves as curator and juror of art competitions. When not at her easel, Joey is next happiest offering art workshops to older adults at assisted living and memory care facilities. Her portfolio may be accessed at; A profile of Joey from the Youtube channel American Spark;

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