Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide for enjoying area art events and activities in person or at home.
This weekend: Open Exhibit and Petite December at The Art League; virtual abstract exhibits; spiraling kids sculpture; and more!
December Exhibitions at The Art League
December 2020 Open Exhibit
This month’s group exhibition, juried by New York-based illustrator and fine artist Mark Bischel, features an array of artworks in mediums ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and fiber art. It is on view through Sunday, January 3 in the Gallery, or view it online. Learn more about Bischel and read his remarks about the his best-in-show and honorable mentions picks in the latest Juror Profile.
Our perennial favorite is back! This year’s Petite December Exhibit, juried by Baltimore Museum of Art Chief Curator Asma Naeem, features 74 small works (priced at $150 or less!) that are available for immediate purchase during the holiday season. It is on view through Sunday, January 3 in the Gallery, or view and shop the exhibit online.
Old Town Holiday Lamp Post Art Walk
Get into the holiday spirit with the first annual Old Town Holiday Lamp Post Art Walk, presented by Old Town Business Association and The Art League! Take a self-guided tour along King Street and selected side streets to see lamp posts adorned with festive works by Art League artists. They will be up through January 8. Chart your path with this handy map.
Holliday shopping this weekend? Make The Art League your one-stop destination for gifts that your favorite artists and art lovers will appreciate and cherish. Check out our gift guide for ideas.
McClean Project the Arts galleries are closed for regular public viewing, but you can see two current solo exhibitions online. In Vertical Interval: New Works by Joseph Cortina, the McLean-based artist exhibits paintings and digital works that explore the intersection and tension between physical and digital landscapes. Drawing on his background as a painter and his long career creating films and interactive experiences for museums, Cortina’s new works are a response to the fleeting, elusive quality of time-based media.
Shanthi Chandrasekar creates work that explores the big questions of science and the natural world in her exhibition Beginningless Endless. Employing the mediums of drawing, painting, and sculpture, and tapping into her training in physics and psychology, Chandrasekar has created a vehicle for both her observational questioning and the wild journeys of her imagination.
See both Chandraeskar and Cortina discuss their work in this recent artist talk. To schedule a private viewing of either exhibit, contact email@example.com.
Exploring Space Time in 3-D
In the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) Sculpture Garden you can find José Ruiz de Rivera’s sculpture Construction 140, with spirals made of stainless steel that rotate every four minutes. It is the inspiration for this cool project that lets young artists create their own spiraling sculpture masterpieces. Click here for instructons.
Enjoy your weekend, wear your mask.