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Artful Weekend January 14 – 16

"Dancing Couple at the Spanish Ball Room", a drawing by Paul Zapatka, is currently on view in January's "Heart's Desire" member Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: Heart’s Desire at the League; Stevens Jay Carter: Modern Master at Honfleur Gallery; Ruri Yi at Hemphill Artworks;  and Texture as Subliminal Experience by Hunt Prothro at Waverly Street Gallery.



Heart’s Desire

Picking out the perfect flower arrangement in late summer. By Tish Tyson; Oil

Merriam-Webster defines heart’s desire as “something someone wants very much”. In Heart’s Desire, our first member exhibit of 2023, longing is interpreted in myriad ways. From the romantic and pleasurable to the philosophical and political, Heart’s Desire features 151 artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, photography, printmaking and more. It was juried by Allyson Vieira, a sculptor and Assistant Professor of Foundations at the Corcoran School of Art at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 


This months Best-in-Show Award winner:

Picking out the perfect flower arrangement in late summer. By Tish Tyson; Oil


Honorable mentions:

The Cocktail Party by Linda Bankerd; Acrylic

Miss Statement by Andrea Barrett; Mixed media

Glimmer by Amber DeCicco; Mixed media

Lots of Pez by Barry Dunn; Photography

Waiting by Timothy Felker; Oil

At the Salon by Sharon Frey; Acrylic

Bridal Shop by Willa Friedman; Photography, archival inkjet print

Let the Vacation Begin! By Angela Lacy; Watercolor

Romantic Memory by Liz Santulli; Collage on wood panel

Intimate Escape (with apologies to Eadweard Muybridge) by Elizabeth Matthews; Oil triptych on canvas

La Dolce Vita by Monzen Tzen; Palette knife, oil stick, and oil on canvas


Heart’s Desire is on view through January 29.


Stevens Jay Carter: Modern Master

Stevens Jay Carter, courtesy of Honfleur Gallery.

Stevens Jay Carter was a dynamic, prolific, and artistically diverse abstract artist who employed a range of mediums—from painting and sculpture to clothing and decor—to articulate his many visions. In recent years, his work addressed the coronavirus pandemic and other critical social issues. Stevens Jay Carter: Modern Master, on view through February 18 at Honfleur Gallery, features pieces that explore the essence of America in its many forms. Stevens’ themes are socially relevant and hopeful. There will be an opening reception Saturday, January 14, from 5 – 8 pm. Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, D.C.



Ruri Yi

Ruri Yi, Eq.012, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 54 x 1 1/4 inches

HEMPHILL Artworks presents an exhibition of works by Baltimore-based painter Ruri Yi. Inspired by daily life, urban space, and the natural landscape, Yi’s Eq. or Equilibrium Series explores the function of a single defined shape, deployed by the artist in marching arrangements where a grid of like forms is punctuated by contrasting colors. Her exhibit is on view through February 25. There is an opening reception on Saturday, January 14, from 6 – 8 pm. Hemphill Artworks is located at 434 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.



Texture as Subliminal Experience by Hunt Prothro

Waverly Street Gallery presents Texture as Subliminal Experience by noted ceramicist and writer Hunt Prothro. It is on view through February 4. Waverly Street Gallery is located at 4600 East-West Highway, Suite 102, Bethesda, Maryland. 


Enjoy the long weekend!


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