A community art opening event on Wednesday, February 29th from 6pm-8pm.

Central Properties is pleased to announce a community art opening event, set to take place at the company’s architecturally striking retail office at 1353 V Street NW in the Union Row building on Wednesday, February 29th from 6pm-8pm. This event will feature abstract painter Stephen Griffin, whose work has been featured at local DC galleries including the Long View Gallery, and Gallery One Eight. The event is free and open to the public.

Griffin’s most recent “Strata” series of paintings emphasize strong horizontal compositions with colors representing earth, sky and water. The works have a remarkable texture and depth due to Griffin’s technique of laying down multiple layers of paint, then sanding and scraping to reveal the foundational colors. The artist will be in attendance at the event, so this will be a great opportunity to greet him and see his work in person.

Griffin started his career as a photo-realistic painter in the 1960s and 70s. He now creates abstract structural works based on inspiration from natural sources. Regarding his “Strata” series, Griffin explains; “The basic horizontal stripe compositions in these paintings were initially inspired by the abundant river views in the beach town where I live, but the end result more closely resembles a cross-section of earth or the strata found in rocks.”

Central Properties launched as an independent real estate brokerage in early 2011. The brokerage offers services across all aspects of real estate, and its agents offer expertise extending from DC and beyond into the surrounding Maryland and Virginia region. For more information, please visit, or call 202-232-0600.

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Central Properties Contact:
David Fabian
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Artist Contact:
Stephen Griffin
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