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Artful Weekend April 17-18

"Alone With Rubber Ball," by Helen Sampson, is currently on view in our April Open Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy art in person or virtually.


This weekend: April exhibits at the League; Georgetown GLOW; and watercolor seascapes at Foundry!



April Open Exhibit

“The Piano Reincarnated,” by Tory Cowels, received Honorable Mention in the April Open Exhibit.

Don’t miss this month’s group exhibition juried by contemporary and performance artist and curator Adriel Luis. Our Open Exhibits are a great way to view the breath of mediums and styles of our member artists. This month’s show features two large-scale fiber art pieces by Best-in-Show Award winner Cynthia Grisdela and Susan Lapham; a colorful sculpture made from piano innards by Tory Cowles; Michaela Borgehese’s vibrant fused glass Fan of Many ColorsJames Wehner’s terracotta trio that calls to mind classical sculpture; and much, much more. See it in-person in the Gallery, Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday noon-5:00 p.m., through Sunday, May 2. You can also view the exhibit online. Join us for a panel discussion with our award winners on Thursday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom; register here.



Justin T. Worrell: Breath on Glass

“The Sovereign,” by Justin T. Worrell

Oil painter Justin T. Worrell captures the ephemeral, dusky prelude to nightfall in his solo exhibit Breath on Glass. Inspired by the American Tonalist school, Worrell’s landscapes blur the boundary between our physical world and the spiritual realm. The exhibit is on view online and in-person at The Art League gallery through May 2.



Georgetown GLOW

“The Weight of A Rainbow,” by Stephanie Mercedes, can be viewed at Georgetown Park Plaza (3276 M ST NW).

GLOW is back! This year’s public art installation is an extended, two-part series featuring a total of eight art works, including six by local DC artists, to ensure a safer and more comfortable visitor experience. In addition to the installations, Spring GLOW programming will include in-person and virtual options – from walking tours to artist talks; on view in Georgetown through June 27.



Katherine Blakeslee: Connections

Sea Spray – 11 x 14 – watercolor

“I fell in love with watercolor for its ability to capture nature’s mysterious and sometimes other-worldly moods,” says D.C.-based artist Katherine Blakeslee. In her latest exhibit Connections, at Foundry Gallery, Blakeslee captures seascapes and the magical line between the sky and land or water; on view through May 2 at Foundry Gallery, 2118 8th Street, NW, and online.


Enjoy the weekend. Wear your mask.








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