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Gillian Ramsey is a native Washingtonian whose love for the fine and performing arts began at a young age. Her early dance training came from Tony Powell, and instructors from The Washington Ballet before going on to receive degrees in both Dance and Musical Theatre. Gillian has been invited to perform in venues ranging from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to several Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics. Her international performance highlights include London, Barcelona, and several times at Carnegie Hall.

Gillian's favorite classical works include those of Mozart, Degas and Petipa. She can often be seen at traveling art exhibits, afternoon matinee's and opening night performances throughout the city.

Senator Edward Kennedy’s Portrait by Andy Warhol





senator-edward-kennedy-by-andy-warholWith the passing of  the “Liberal Lion”, The National Portrait Gallery is installing a silkscreen print of Senator Edward Moore Kennedy by Andy Warhol yesterday.  Warhol made several silkscreens of Senator Kennedy including the bolder one (at right). The silkscreened portrait of Kennedy was actually created in 1980 to raise funds for Kennedy’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination and The Portrait Gallery acquired the portrait in 2000. Notice Warhol’s use of the colors of the American flag and diamond dust. You can see the print in a first-floor gallery that is designated for remembrance of recently deceased individuals represented in the gallery’s collection.   Beat the crowds that are sure to be there in the coming days and check it out on your lunch break!

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