The opening of The Art Gallery of Potomac’s March 2 exhibit included a duet performance by Jacqueline Niemat and Jose Cueto.
Niemat, who is from Potomac, has made a name for herself as one of the premiere recitalist in the Washington / Baltimore area. She has performed at the Strathmore Hall, Italian Cultural Society, The American Visionary Museum, The Art Club of Washington, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Austrian, Finnish, Egyptian and Lebanese embassies. Last year. Niemat performed at the Rothschild Estate in Vienna, Austria and will perform at the National Opera House in Cairo, Egypt.
Cueto is originally from Puerto Rico. As a soloist he has performed in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has performed with the Kennedy Center, Tidewater and Casals Chamber Player, Washington Chamber Society and the Melos Ensemble. He has also performed with Gervase de Peyer, at the La Gesse Festival in France, Autonno Musicale Veronese, The Italy and USA Alba Music Festival in Italy, and the Three World Festivals in China. He has also founded the chamber music ensemble Alborada.
Cueto is concertmaster of Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Festival Orchestra. He serves as artist-in-residence and head of the strings department at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
The exhibit "Yolanda Prinsloo and Friends" will continue through March 31. The gallery is open on Wednesdays through Sundays noon till 4 p.m. Prinsloo, who was the student of Paul Emsley and recent portrait artist of the Duchess of Cambridge, is exhibiting with her own students.