MAXINE R CABLE and JAMES T. CABLE
From the mid-1970's through the early 2000's, Ms. Cable was influential in establishing and maintaining Washington's art scene, both as an independent curator and as a founding member of Gallery 10, Ltd. located on Dupont Circle. From its beginnings in 1976 until its closing in 2010, she was instrumental in carrying out the gallery's mission to offer emerging artists, particularly women, opportunities to exhibit and to present adventurous shows focused on an array of topics reflecting artistic inquiry both at the gallery and in international venues. During her decades as an exhibiting artist, Ms. Cable also created a large body of work, including wall pieces, sculptures and installations, utilizing humble everyday objects focusing on such issues as war, peace, ecology and spiritual development. Ms. Cable studied with Hans Hoffman and attended Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University, Corcoran School of Art through George Washington University, and American University. She was the widow of James T. Cable, who died in November 2012 and who shared her diverse artistic interests and spiritual endeavors. Much of her inspiration derived from their extensive travels in Europe, Egypt and most particularly, Buddhist sites in Asia. The memorial plaque marks their graves at the National Memorial Park, Lee Highway, Falls Church, Virginia. (WP)
The CABLE house and studio was the site of many
after-art-reception parties, galas and meetings of art groups including Artists Equity and The Vestal Virgins. Little by little as they collected and created the house became an art installation itself with Jim's artwork in many media, Maxine's spiritual path and art from around the globe and the metro area creating a unique DMV environment.