Family affair

A family matter

Our new exhibition at mIXt Food Hall, “A Family Affair”, from February 1 to April 17, 2022 (artists reception on March 19, 2022)

“A Family Affair” is an exhibition of intergenerational painters featuring Andrew DoBos, Dawn Capron and Bethany Harrington. Andrew DoBos (1897-1985) was Dawn Capron’s grandfather and Dawn is Bethany Harrington’s grandmother. Dawn most resembles her grandfather in style, but all three artists share a love for painting. The exhibition is located in the Corner Space of miXt, the Loft Gallery and throughout the food hall.

Andrew DoBos was born in 1897 in Lusina, Poland. He immigrated with his family to America in 1911 and started out as a young teenager working deep in the coal mines of McAlester, Oklahoma. Thanks to a scholarship, Andrew was able to attend the Chicago Art Institute. Later in life, he described to his granddaughter Dawn how, while working evenings cleaning the studios, he collected larger drops of paint left on easels or the floor by students during the day and transferred to his palette.

Before becoming an artist, Dawn was an educator in public schools and held various positions, including that of teacher and principal. She lives in Annapolis and Olney, MD, and travels frequently. The peaceful swamps of the Chesapeake, the rocky shores of New England and the ancient fold mountains of the Appalachians provide rich material for his easel.

At this point, for Bethany, art is play and passion. His profession is teaching. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and is currently completing her master’s degree in equity and administration. Bethany is in her sixth year of teaching, currently in her fourth year. Bethany works primarily in oils.

miXt is honored to be a resource for artists and the arts district community. There’s something for everyone here at miXt Food Hall. “A Family Affair” is hosted by John Paradiso

Viewing hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

Mixt Food Hall parking garage and street parking available (as well as at the Fire Hall parking lot across 38th Street)