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Bragging Rights: News From Art League Members

Roses, Peonies and Bee, by Patricia Uchello. Courtesy the artist.

This column is to share news from Art League members about what they’re up to: exhibits, awards, residencies, and the like. We hope hearing from your peers is inspiring and motivating to you! To submit your own news for the next edition, contact us using this form by the 15th of the month.

Let’s hear it for …

Patricia Uchello

Patsie has been an Art League member for over 27 years. She’s now exhibiting at River Farm in Alexandria, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society:

Patsie‘s one woman show is entitled Floralia, as it shows primarily floral paintings plus a few landscapes and horticulture, such as fruit. The large exhibit of 86 oil paintings will remain on display through January 2, 2018. For more information, please call the artist at 703-768-6983. Hours at River Farm are 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays and 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturdays. River Farm is closed Sundays and holidays.

Cindi Lewis

Cindi has a new show coming up at Gallery Underground:

“Themes & Variations” explores how an image changes when depicted in different media or with different techniques. The show will display prints (monotypes and etchings) and paintings (oils and watercolors) in pairs or trios that depict the same image in different media (e.g., oil and etching) or different techniques (e.g., line etching and aquatint or prints with and without the addition of other media). The show, at Gallery Underground, will run from August 28 through September 29, with a reception on Friday, September 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, with live jazz performed by Mike and Dave Gassmann.

Delna Dastur

Delna is an Art League member and an instructor. You can see her art in a national juried show, closing soon in DC. From the gallery’s press release:

Touchstone Gallery, located less than a mile away from The White House and Capitol Hill, presents its second national juried exhibition on the state of the political and social climate. Last year at the height of the presidential election season we focused on “Art as Politics.” This year our exhibit, “Art of Engagement,” reflects artists reacting to the new national reality. Race, women’s rights, environmental issues, immigration, refugee crises, possession of power and social media influence are only a few of the topics that inspire the artwork. Artists standing up and speaking out create a critical discussion through the lens of visual scrutiny. We hope this exhibit, using the universal language of art, will engage us all in a conversation about today’s important issues and concerns.

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