Happy New Year From Govinda Gallery

by Chris Murray on January 6, 2011

2010 was Govinda Gallery’s 35th anniversary and it was one of the gallery’s most exciting years. Starting with a feature story by Bob Colacello in January’s Vanity Fair on Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis Presley and our work with Wertheimer, and then the opening of major museum exhibitions organized in collaboration with Govinda Gallery in Los Angeles, Boca Raton, Athens, Greece, Winchester, Long Island, Wilkes-Barre, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Medellin, Columbia, 2010 was surely a memorable year for us.

There were many highlights in 2010, but two that were extraordinary were the exhibitions of Donovan’s Sapphographs in Athens and Nafplio organized with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies and The Hellenic American Union in Athens, and the launch of the Elvis at 21 exhibition organized with the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service, at the Grammy Museum in January.

Photographer Vivienne Foster set up a portrait studio at Govinda Gallery’s party for Alfred Wertheimer and his Elvis at 21 exhibition in Washington D.C. In celebration of 2010 we present a selection of Foster’s portraits from that evening. Here is the link to Washington Life’s coverage of that celebration. My thanks to everyone who supported our exhibitions and projects in 2010.

“X” Marks the Spot. Copyright © Vivienne Foster. All Rights Reserved.

Vivienne Foster’s portraits from the Elvis at 21 opening celebration for photographer Alfred Wertheimer at Georgetown’s historic Halcyon House, October 2010.

Chris Murray, Govinda Gallery Director, The Honorable Nancy Pelosi and Alfred Wertheimer, Photographer.

Rita Meyer and Alicia Wolfington

Adrian Loving, D.J. and Artist.

Andy Rutherford, Musician.

Marquette Folley, Project Director, S.I.T.E.S., Bill Warrell, D.C.I. Productions, and Lisa Stewart.

Carlotta Hester, Artist and Teacher.

Carol Huh, Freer/Sackler Curator and John Dryfuss, Sculptor.

Robert Lehrman, Art Collector and Philanthropist.

Cat Henry and Friends.

Eliza Gray, Writer, and Friend.

Jean Cochran, NPR.

Kyle Samperton, Photographer.

Lisa Oberst, Gallery Assistant.

Irish Ambassador Michael Collins, and wife Marie.

Michael Murray, Investment Banker and Caitlin McCormick, American Ireland Fund.

Chris Murray, grandson Kyle Murray and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi.

Rosemary Kilkenny, Vice President Georgetown University.

Spirro Carras, Filmmaker.

Vince Wolfington, Entrepeneur, and Dennis Meyer, Attorney.

Vivienne Foster, Assistant to the Director, Govinda Gallery, and Amy Breesman.

J.P. McDermott, Musician and Band Leader.

Chris Murray and David Murray.

Amadou Kilkenny Diaw, Attorney.

Amy Breesman, Photographer.

Anne Marchand, Artist.

Aoife Toomey, Development S.I.T.E.S., and Friend.

Bob Segal, Art Collector, and Friend.

Brendan Cathcart, Photographer.

Carina Eala and Ariel Kirylo, Party Girls.

Carlotta Hester and Chris Murray.

Carolynne Harris, Museum Consultant, and Friend.

Carrie Feldman, National Museum of American Indian.

Catie Peterson and Friend.

Chris Murray and Emma Denvir.

Christine Nassikas, Doggie Concierge, and Kerry Westhauser, Accupuncturist.

Colin Davis, Music Historian.

Cortland Glover, Diana Sutherland and Jill Whitman, Corcoran College of Art Students.

Dale Martin, Security Specialist.

David Brennerman and Lindsey Koren, Public Relations S.I.T.E.S..

Diana Sutherland, Cortland Glover, Amy Breesman, Ellamarie Quimby and Jill Whitman, Corcoran College of Art Students.

Fredric Williams, Assistant Director Exhibits S.I.T.E.S..

Gail Percy Davis, Anthropoligist and Tara Davis, Singer.

Gary Tischler, Writer, and Carol Muller.

Howard Carr, Artist.

Jewel Robinson.

Joey Filosa, Art Collector, Carol Huh and John Dryfuss.

oia Jefferson Nouri, Alfred Wertheimer and Marquette Folley.

Joia Jefferson Nouri, Cultural Consultant.

Kyle Murray and Kim Waters, Artist.

Lawrence Allen, L.A. Executive Services.

Lisa Oberst, Chris Murray and Liora Valero.

Lisa Stewart, Anthropoligist/Cultural Consultant, Joia Jefferson Nouri Cultural Consultant, and Marquette Folley, Project Director S.I.T.E.S..

Louie Newmyer, Musician.

Marquette Folley and Adrian Loving.

Marquette Folley and Chris Murray.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bradshaw.

Rob Lliteras, Photographer.

Sara Winston and Chris Cunningham, Corcoran College of Art Students.

Tom Bowes, Musician.

Victor Layton, Executive Assistant.

Liora Valero, Photographer.

“X” Marks the Spot.

All photographs Copyright ©Vivienne Foster. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Govinda Gallery.

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3 responses to “Happy New Year From Govinda Gallery”

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