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Artful Weekend October 22-23

"Happy Fun House", mixed media by Melissa Hentges, is currently on view in October's "Patterns" exhibit.

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; CH/Art Walk 2022Our Friend Jean: Early Works by Jean-Michel Basquiat at Howard University Gallery of Art; and Perspectivas Latinas at Maryland Hall.



Box Turtle by Amanda Fletchersmith; Watercolor

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 through November 6.



Working on the Railroad by Raymond Burns

1937 by Raymond Burns: Oil on canvas

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.

Burns will be in conversation about his exhibit and artistry via Zoom on Monday, October 24, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.—RSVP here.



CH/Art Walk 2022  

Come out this weekend and discover the 67 artists showing their work at this year’s CH/Art Walk. Stroll, bike, or drive to 22 home studios in and around Chevy MD and D.C. to see a wide range of media including abstract and representational painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, ceramic art, photography, fabric art, mixed media, and video. CH/Art Walk takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Learn more here.



Our Friend Jean: Early Works by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat “Blue” Mix Media on Paper (Authenticated by the Estate Of Jean-Michel Basquiat).

Our Friend, Jean: Early Works by Jean-Michele Basquiat, at Howard University Gallery of Art, is a curated collection of 20 plus artworks on loan from collectors who knew Jean-Michel as friends, lovers, and collaborators. The collectors consist of Jane DiazHilary JaegerKatie Taylor, and Lucy Sante, and also include photographer Alexis Adler, who was Basquiat’s friend and roommate, and Al Diaz, co-creator of SAMO©. The exhibit is on view through October 24; 2455 6th Street NW.



Perspectivas Latinas

Courtesy of Wilfredo Valladares.

Perspectivas Latinas/ Latinx Perspectives, at Maryland Hall, explores the complexity within the social, cultural, political construct, and artistic identities of Latin American Art. It features work by 19 local Latinx artists in mediums that include painting, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage video, and mixed media installation art. The dialogue of this collection of works is interconnected by common threads that reveal a powerful tapestry of life experiences supported conceptually and esthetically. Perspectivas Latinas is on view through October 30; 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD.


Enjoy the weekend!



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