The E Street Artists will host an exhibit of their art at Glen Echo Park this weekend, Aug. 24 and 25. Shown from left are Feriel BenSalem, Sabhia Iqbal, Guillermo Munoz, Jasmin Smith and Nimi Trehan.
Photo courtesy Nimi Trehan
Three Potomac artists, along with two others, make up the E Street Artists, who will exhibit works at The Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park Aug. 24 and 25.
Titled Points of View, the exhibit features the work of Nimi Trehan, Jasmin Smith and Sabiha Iqbal, all of Potomac, plus Feriel Ben Salem of Chevy Chase and Guillermo Munoz of Bethesda.
In explaining the name of the exhibit, Points of View, Trehan explained that the artists all come from different backgrounds.
“We bring our culture to our art,” she said. “Everybody observes things differently and everybody expresses things differently.”
The artists, calling themselves the E Street Artists because they all work at the Corcoran School of Arts & Design at the corner of 17th and E streets, will display about 50 paintings for the exhibit.
“Guillermo Muñoz (GAMA) Is a chef de cuisine by formation and painter by passion. He expresses his imaginative work through a spontaneous brush and meticulous details,” said Trehan.
Sabiha Iqbal says: “My paintings, though based of observation, are really an adventure into the unknown. I keep an open-minded approach. I’m never afraid to experiment using brush strokes to convey flow.”
Jasmin Smith is a Potomac-based artist who has travelled extensively world-wide. She has experimented with many art styles and her work has transitioned to different expressions of abstract styles, including semi-abstract works depicting animals, impressions of cave art, and stylized mandalas
“I work with acrylics and use them like oils. I start with shapes and wander from there. My inspiration comes from the countries I lived in and great artists like Diebenkorn,” wrote Feriel Bensalem in her artist statement.
Trehan wrote: “With color and rhythm as my primary tools, my layered paintings carry a hidden meaning, an added level of information, or mystical symbolism. Look beyond the surface to connect with a fragment that resonates at an emotional level “
An artist reception is Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4-6 p.m. Gallery hours that day are from noon to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 25, they are from 2-5 p.m.