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: A poetry-inspired exhibit at the League; an evolving, an evolving community art project in D.C.; women artists on America; and more!
Line by Line
Line by Line: Artists Interpret Poetry, our March themed exhibit, is now on view through April 4. For it, League artists interpreted what poetry means to them—from prose, song lyrics, scripture, nursery rhymes, and famous quotes, to traditional and contemporary poetry. Says Haven Ashely, our assistant gallery director, “Some artists even paired their work with original writing of their own.”
It is juried by artist Jordann Wine, and will be on view in the Gallery through April 4, and online. See the exhibit’s award winners in conversation with Julia Chance on Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.; register here.
DC-based artist Carolina Mayorga has launched ARTidotes, an ambitious community project created to integrate art into daily life throughout Washington. Inspired by the mission of Joan HIsaoka Healing Arts Gallery where it is on view, highlighting art’s active role in the community as an accessible and therapeutic resource. It features original work created in-gallery by resident artists Carolina Mayorga, Heloisa Escudero, Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell, Travis Childers, Marta Staudinger, and Alexandra Delafkaran, and will continue as an evolving collective exhibition with 17 local and international artists of a variety of disciplines; on view through June at Joan HIsaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street, NW.
Printmaking and photography have long abided by strict rules, but no longer. Both are taking tradition and creating new realities with 21st century means, all the while respecting the disciplines from which they came. Metamorphosis examines the ways in which printmakers and photographers are making use of new technologies in their works; on view through May at Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.
Looking for America: Washington, DC
Looking for America: Washington, DC, presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, explores the diverse communities of the United States, and challenges artists to share their stories and perspectives on what it means to be American today. It is on view through May 7; see it virtually here, or in person by appointment at Hera Hub DC, 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, #100.
Enjoy your weekend. Where your mask.