Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: Patterns and Working on the Railroad by Raymond Burns at the League; Altered Environments at Pyramid Atlantic; Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists at McLean Project for the Arts; and Shaping Dreams at African Art Beats.
Patterns are all around us whether they are found in nature—think of grooves on tree bark or the veins in a leaf—or things in manmade environments like scaffolding, window pains, or the bricks on a building. Patterns can also refer to a repetitive process. All of these are explored in Patterns, our October 2022 Themed Exhibit.
“There’s just something inherently satisfying about looking at patterns,” says The Art League Gallery Director Haven Ashley who conceptualized the theme. “It just kinda scratches something in your brain.” Patterns is comprised of 91 artworks in mediums ranging from acrylic and oil paintings to photography and mixed media.
Patterns was juried by New York-based painter Cecelia André, and is on view from October 5 to November 6.
Working on the Railroad by Raymond Burns
In his solo exhibit Working on the Railroad, oil painter Raymond Burns showcases the rugged character of the railroad in lush detail and rich color, highlighting the unique weather-worn patina of aging locomotives. Working on the Railroad is on view through November 6.
Join us for an in-person opening reception celebrating the Patterns and Working on the Railroad Friday, October 14, from 6:30 – 8 pm. RSVP here.
ALTERED ENVIRONMENTS, at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, shares colorful and sumptuous prints, cut paper pieces, and installations addressing the issues of marine bio invaders. Works by North Carolina-based artist April Flanders are at the center of this exhibition, flanked by a print portfolio featuring 24 additional artists from the United States and Canada. Collectively these works address the breadth of the aquatic environment – a complex and fragile ecosystem under daily threat from multiple forces. ALTERED ENVIRONMENTS opens Saturday, October 15, and is on view through November 13. An artist reception takes place opening day from 5 – 7 pm, RSVP here; 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD
Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists
Art League instructor David Carlson is among the 18 artists featured in Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists, an invitational exhibition highlighting works by artists who give significant time to teaching, mentoring, and community-building, while continuing to sustain and develop strong and innovative personal bodies of work. It is on view at McLean Project for the Arts through November 10; 1235 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA.
Dreams are a familiar theme in Ivorian artist Méné’s paintings. In Shaping Dreams, on view at African Art Beats, he employs a minimalist approach to shapes to create a vibrant world of friendly, imaginative creatures. Shaping Dreams is on view through November 21; 3501 Lowell Street. NW.
Enjoy the weekend!