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Artful Weekend October 23-24

"Long Branch Stream," by Cindi Lewis, is currently on view in the October Open Exhibit.

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


This weekend: Solo shows and an open exhibit at the League; the Smithsonian Craft Show opens virtually; a photographer’s global snapshots at Gallery Neptune & Brown; and meditative mixed media at AU Museum Project Space.



October 2021 Open Exhibit


Patchwork Summer by Jodi Ferrier; Acrylic

Our October Open Exhibit, juried by artist and Howard University Adjunct LecturerSummer Brown, is now on view! Open exhibits are a great way to view the breath of mediums and styles of our member artists. It is on view through November 7.



Tania Karpowitz: Headlands

“In Turn” by Tania Karpowitz: Oil

Expressive faces merge with boundless skies and landscapes in Headlands, a series of large-scale portraiture by Tania Karpowitz. Breaching the irregular, jagged edge that exists between person and place, Karpowitz’s paintings push the boundaries between a face and the environment, where head, mountain, and sky encounter one another, joined and distinct. Karpowitz will discuss the works in this exhibit in an in-person artist talk at The Art League Gallery on Sunday, October 24, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.; RSVP here.



Dongpei He: The Principles of Nature

“Joy in Spring 2” by Donpei He; Watercolor

The Principles of Nature, by painter Dongpei He, features graceful, luminous visions of peony flowers. Painted in watercolor and ink on rice paper using traditional oriental brushwork, Dongpei’s work is a celebration of the beauty and perseverance of nature.



2021 Smithsonian Craft Show

Ceramic vessels by Jake Johnson are among the many fine crafts on view and for sale at the Smithsonian Craft Show.

The Smithsonian Craft Show goes virtual once again. For nine days beginning Saturday, Octber 23, online Artist Shops will feature more than 100 contemporary crafters. Each artist has created a digital Artist Shop on a secured platform, where visitors can browse or seek a specific treasure, and purchases can be made safely. The categories include works of wearable art, basketry, ceramics, decorative fibers, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper and wood. Click here to register and browse the shops.



Frank Stewart: Diary of a Globetrotter

“Coliseum, NYC 2000”

Photographer Frank Stewart has made a name for himself capturing generations of jazz artists in the venues where they perform. But during the past two years, when it wasn’t possible to travel and take photographs, he combed through his archives. The resulting exhibition, Diary of a Globetrotter, is a varied collection of photographs spanning the last thirty years of his travels throughout the world. It is on view through November 27 at Gallery Neptune & Brown, 1530 14th Street NW.



Ani Revri: Into the Light

Anil Revri, “Geometric Abstraction 4”, 2019. Mixed media on handmade paper, 40 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Anil Revri creates dazzling geometric abstractions that embody the cross fertilization of spiritual ideas from East and West. In his exhibit Into the Light, at the American University Museum Project Space,  the artist uses tantric visualization techniques to create paintings and drawings that open the doors to unexplored regions of the unconscious; on view through December 12, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.


Enjoy the weekend!



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