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Senior Association - Community Art Exhibit

The Sibley Senior Association Presents A Community Art Exhibit

The Sibley Senior Association (SSA) is holding its quarterly community art exhibit at Sibley Memorial Hospital until September 30, 2011. The exhibit location is in the connector hallway between Hayes Hall and the main hospital building featuring local artists Buzz Duncan and Mimi Mihalchik.
The quarterly exhibits will encourage local artists, and will provide an avenue of healing and delight for patients, families, visitors and staff. 
The art will be for sale; however, all sales are solely between the artist and the buyer.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
For more information, please call Marti Bailey, Sibley Senior Association, at 202-660-5658 or email at  If you are interested in participating as a featured artist, click here to review the application and agreement form.

Artist Biographies:

Buzz Duncan
Acrylic and Multi-media
Bulsby Duncan, born in Kingston, Jamaica; raised in Washington, D.C.
My creativity and love for colors are articulated through my art, which I use to express my ideas and thoughts of UNITY. I began painting and drawing when I could pick up a pen or pencil; it just felt very natural. I consider myself a self-taught artist influenced by abstract designs and works with deep feelings, emotion, and energy. I graduated from Lincoln University with a degree in Health Science. I am also a certified personal trainer. 
I have always been encouraged by family and friends to pursue this journey, but never took it seriously until I encountered local artists who have the same passion and appreciation as I do. I will always use my creativity and express myself through my art. Art is Life and creativity is a gift which should be shared with everyone. As with any artist, I want to show you the world through my eyes, my vision, and my thoughts. Once you view my art, you will see the world as I see it. Hopefully, it will inspire you to unlock your creative energy. 
I appreciate everyone that views my art. I will continue to bring you more creative images. 
View my art and let your journey to creativity begin!


Mariana D. Mihalchik (Mimi)
Water Media
Growing up, Mimi Mihalchik always liked art.  She took classes from local neighbors and enjoyed the scraps of pastels, paints, and used brushes that her father brought home from the artists who worked with him in advertising/public relations.  
In college, she majored in elementary education and fine arts.  But with a double major she could never fit in watercolor classes.  
Upon graduation, Mimi taught elementary school for 31 years where she used art to enhance the curriculum.  
However, it wasn’t until 1997, when she retired, that she began her painting experience in watercolor.  As a retirement gift, her coworkers and friends bought her a watercolor easel, watercolor paints and brushes.  She enrolled in Montgomery County Adult Education classes under the tutelage of Firouzeh Sadeghi.  She has taken classes at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo with Bonnie Lundy and the Hilton Head Art League with Joanna Chalson.  
She is currently a Sibley Volunteer working in Patient Safety and Quality and oversees the knitting group "The Knitwits" under the auspices of the Sibley Senior Association.

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