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Artful Weekend May 22-23

Island Medley II, by Beverly Valdez, is currently on view in the May Open exhibit.

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


This weekend: May Exhibits PLUS the Student/Faculty Show at The League; opulent bouquets at Calloway Fine Art; and a modern sculpture installation at The Phillips!



The Art League May Open Exhibit

Romanos Abizaid May Open 2021 Exhibit Miller
“Elixir of Life” by Nada Romanos Abizaid

Our May Open Exhibit, juried by Audrey Miller of Workhouse Arts Center, is on view through Sunday, June 7. Open exhibits are a great way to view the breath of mediums and styles of our member artists. This month’s show features Amanda Fletchersmith’s Enclosure (above), and Tatyana Shramko’s  Deconstructedsculptures made from unconventional materials; John Gosling’s linocut print Old Town Waterfront, a scene of Old Town Alexandria from the Potomac River; I Remember Goldblatt’s, Dede Faller’s vintage style black-and-white photograph of what’s left of a beloved Chicago store chain; 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., or  view it online.



Jennifer Allevato: Seated

“Chair in Lavender” by Jennifer Allevato

Seated, Jennifer Allevato’s solo exhibit, welcomes the viewer to sit, rest, and explore the spaces around them. Her mixed media paintings of interior spaces with unoccupied chairs are at once warm, complex, and welcoming, and offer the viewer an open invitation to sit and rest with the beckoning of an open chair; on view at in the Solo Gallery through Sunday, June 7, and online.



The Art League Student/Faculty Show 2021

“Spiked & Broken” by Daniel Saraceno; photography

The Student/Faculty Show is back! This year it is virtual. Visit our website to view that many diverse works created by students who took classes at The Art League School during 2020-2021, as well as works by several of our instructors. We will celebrate both during a virtual opening reception and award ceremony on Sunday, May 30, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT. To attend, register here.



Rejuvenations: My Bouquet

When artist Karen Silve endured a tumultuous journey with cancer last year, the constant flow of flowers she received from loved ones and friends became a symbol of hope and rejuvenation 2020. Such was the inspiration for Rejuvenations: My Bouquet, her new series of opulent abstract flowers on view through July 3 at Calloway Fine Art; 1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW




Intersections: Marley Dawson

Sculpture by Marley Dawson the The Phillips Collection.

As part of its Intersections series, Hemphill Artworks presents two site-specific artworks by Australian artist Marley Dawson at The Phillips Collection. Inspired by the museum’s collection and architecture, Dawson employs sculptures—kinetic and wall-mounted—to reimagine the history of the museum in the present; on view through September 5, 1600 21st Street, NW.


Enjoy the weekend!



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