Welcome to Artful Weekend, our weekly listing of area art happenings! Check it out every Friday for fun and interesting exhibits and events occurring throughout the DMV. Share your experience at these and other weekend art destinations by tagging us (@theartleague) and including the hashtag #artfulweekend on social media.
This weekend: An artistic ode to Spring, an exhibit you can color, portraiture created from glass, and more!
Check with venues beforehand for possible closings.
March Flora/Fauna and Outside the Lines
The Art League is ushering in Spring with two exciting exhibits guaranteed to delight the senses and inspire creative fun: March Flora/Fauna features art work from our members that explores plant and animal life, and the delicate balance of the natural world. Complimenting this exhibit are exquisite floral arrangements from The Enchanted Florist, that are for sale, with ten percent of the proceeds going to support our Outreach programming. Outside the Lines is a dynamic, interactive exhibit created by illustrator and Art League instructor Chris Bonnell. For it, he reimagines popular D.C. and Alexandria landmarks taken over by lush plants and fantastical animals. Step into our solo gallery and add to his vision by coloring on a wall-size Illustrated map. Saunter over to the Wild Animal Selfie Wall and strike a pose, then visit the Creature Tree where stickers and drawing supplies await you for making mini creatures of your own to add to the installation; on view through April 5 at The Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street, Old Town Alexandria.
Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 10tth year. This yearly all-media exhibition features over 200 works created and donated by artists local to Alexandria and the greater D.C. region. Emerging and established artists are shown together displayed a wide variety of styles and media. The only requirement to be on view in the exhibition is that artists use the gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panel. All work in the show is priced at $150. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Galley and the Torpedo Factory Art Center; on view through March 31 Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street, Old Town Alexandria.
Intersections: Select New Works by MFA Artists
Morton Fine Arts presents Intersections, a kaleidoscope of works by nine of their artists—Julia Mae Bancroft, Victor Ekpuk, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, and Vonn Sumner among them—at Gallery B; on view through March 28 at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD.
Broken Beauty: The Crushed Glass Collection
“Beauty can be found even in the broken things,” says artist Simone Agoussoye. Broken Beauty marks a shift from her usual portraiture mediums—sketching and painting—to crushed glass. “My goal with this collection is to inspire others to not only be artistically bold and challenge themselves to use non-traditional materials and techniques in their work,” says Agoussoye; on view through March 27 at Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE.
The Art of Color
Bethesda Fine Art presents The Art of Color, an exhibition celebrating the use of color as subject in abstract art. Featuring paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and mixed media, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists—Kenneth Victor Young, Sam Gilliam, Mimi Herbert, Paul Reed, Cynthia Bickley, Irene Rice Periera, and Sibel Kocabasi—experiment with geometry, form, and pattern to create color compositions that are powerfully expressive; on view by appointment through June 26 at Bethesda Fine art, 4931 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD.