Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy and engage in art as you shelter-in-place or practice social distancing.
This weekend: An outdoor installation in Georgetown, a printmaker’s retrospective, a participatory portrait project, and more!
Fiber art and new media combine for Warming Waters, a temporary installation gracing Georgetown’s C&O Canal wall. Created by artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose and multimedia artist and video journalist Robin Bell, it features colorful saris from Bangladesh—embellished with woodblock print and hand painted messages about climate change—that are illuminated with video projections at night (weather permitting). See it now through Saturday, July 25.
Now And Then: Fifty Years of Prints
Maryland-based artist Jim Earl’s work often juxtaposes the near and far, the mundane and the mythic. Now And Then: Fifty Years of Prints, his retrospective online at Foundry Gallery, is comprised of his signature silk screens, etchings and monoprints, and a couple of works that reference his career as a physicist.
“I am intensely interested in color, shape and pattern of flowers for they contain a new energy, a higher vibration,” says D.C.-based painter Karin Edgett who regularly photographs flowers. Her latest project Flower Alchemy, selfies of people in masks merged with her vibrant floral photo mosaics, offers an uplifting take on these dire and restrictive times. See her portraits in the window of Caldwell Banker Capital Hill at 350 7th Street, SE, or at her online gallery. Interested in possibly adding your masked selfie to Flower Alchemy? You can contact Edgett here.
Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland has reopened with regular hours on weekends. Pop in for Carte Blanche, a group show featuring Alexandria’s Maremi Hooff Andreozzi among other Virginia-based artists. Or view Safe Havens, Adah Rose Gallery’s exclusive Artsy online show featuring the work of artists Maggie Gourlay and Scott Hazard that explore aspects of the natural environment and personal experience in relation to it.
This Round’s On Me
Artist Steven Walker wants to show those suffering from depression that they are not alone. This Round’s On Me, his series of paintings expressing pleasant life events through the lens of various glassware, speaks to the fragility he has faced with depression and anxiety. See it online at Calloway Fine Art & Consulting.
Enjoy your weekend and wear your mask.