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: Poetry-inspired art coming soon to the League; Sonya Clark’s amazing fiber works at NMWA; the Mt. Rainier Craft Fair goes virtual; and more!
March 2021 Themed Exhibit: Line by Line Artists Interpret Poetry
Line by Line: Artists Interpret Poetry, our March exhibit, opens Wednesday, March 10. It is juried by artist Jordann Wine, and will be on view in the Gallery through April 4, and online. Join us for our virtual opening reception via Zoom, Thursday, March 11, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; register here. Don’t miss our March award winners in conversation on Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.; register here.
Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend
Featuring 100 works of art, Tatter, Bristle, and Mend spans the breadth of textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark’s career to date. Clark has become renowned for her application of fiber art techniques to human hair, combs, currency, hair salon chairs and other everyday materials to explore the social and cultural impacts of the African Diaspora. The exhibition focuses on central themes—heritage, labor, language, and visibility—and emphasizes her astute ability to rework concepts and materials over time, pulling apart threads of ideas and mending them back together to create new layers of meaning; on view through May 31at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 12 50 New York Avenue, NW.
Mt. Rainier Craft Fair
Attend this year’s Mt. Rainier Craft Fair, Saturday, March 6 from noon to 6 p.m., from the comfort of home. Just log onto the online platform Hopin, which allows customers to explore different sessions on their own. Each vendor will have a link for their website where you can purchase their showcased items. Check out the website’s on the Vendor’s Corner. The Craft Fair features many varieties of handmade goods from candles, to yoni stones, handmade jewelry, knitted crafts and more! Admission is free.
Give Me Shelter
During the pandemic we all have learned what it means to shelter in place. Shelters are often structures, yet sometimes just a state of where one is. For many it is a way to connect to our dwellings, and for others it merely means finding refuge. Come see how local artists explore the concept of shelter in the Give Me Shelter, on view at Del Ray Artisans through March 27; 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue.
Jowita Wyszomirska: NEARSHORE LIGHT
For her new series of drawings with cyanotypes, artist Jowita Wyszomirska continues to examine global climate change by referencing the sea, geologic forms, wind, and weather patterns. Every piece is a reminder of the reality of the current global climate crisis but also the majesty of our oceans; NEARSHORE LIGHT is on view virtually through April 17 at Gallery Neptune & Brown.
Enjoy the weekend. Wear your mask.