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Artful Weekend March 18 – 19

"Mexico Pool Side", acrylic on panel by Lisa Laohaphan, is currently on view in the March Open Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: March Open Exhibit and The Human Vibe: Patterned Portraits and Color by Jimmy James Greene at the League; Focus on Faces—All Humanity by Linda Lowery at Mosaic Arts Gallery; Georgetown Spring 2023 Art Walk; and HEATWORK 3.0  at VisArts.



March Open Exhibit

Ring of Fire by Michaela Borghese; Glass

Diverse artworks by member artists are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. Over 80 pieces—painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and more—are on view in this month’s show. It was juried by Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann.

The March Open Exhibit is on view through April 2.




The Human Vibe: Patterned Portraits and Color by Jimmy James Greene

Spaaa! by Jimmy James Greene; Watercolor, pencil

March solo artist Jimmy James Greene utilizes exaggerated hues and striking designs in his paintings to weave narratives about Black people. In The Human Vibe: Patterned Portraits and Colorthe emotions of his subjects are conveyed through subjective colors, while their concerns, conditions, or social constructs are referred to by immersive patterning.

“I respond to an image that I am intuitively attracted to–it could be a person’s expression, the way light hits their body, or an activity they’re engaged in,” Greene explains. He renders his subjects realistically, then goes beyond what they look like to narrate what he calls “their internal and external vibrations.”  His works on paper begin as pencil and pastel drawings that he later paints over using watercolors to create rich color and fluidity. Some of those paintings serve as studies for larger acrylic-on-canvas pieces. Essentially, says the New York-based artist, “I am a visual storyteller, a griot.”

The Human Vibe: Patterned Portraits and Color is on view through April 2.



Focus on Faces—All Humanity by Linda Lowery

Linda Lowery at her solo exhibit Focus on Faces—All Humanity.

“The racial divide so evident in our country today has made me want to explore this topic by painting it,” painter and Art League member Linda Lowery says about her exhibit Focus on Faces — All Humanity at Mosaic Arts Gallery. Her larger-than-life encaustic paintings are closeup portraits of young adults of different ethnicities. “My hope is that the viewer will see the oneness in all humanity as they connect with the individuals I paint.” Focus on Faces—All Humanity is on view through April 2; 2931 Eskridge Road, Suite B, Fairfax, VA.



Georgetown Spring 2023 Art Walk

Courtesy of Georgetown Main Street.

Join Georgetown Main Street on Saturday, March 18 from 12 pm – 4 pm for the Georgetown Spring 2023 Art Walk featuring six local galleries showcasing a diverse range of artwork, including paintings and mixed media pieces plus there will be live music and art workshops. Throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to meet and chat with the artists, learn about their inspirations and creative processes, and purchase unique pieces to add to your collection. Participating galleries include Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Klagsbrun Studios, Gallery Article 15, Calloway Fine Art & Consulting, L’Enfant Gallery, and Shop Made in DC.




Courtesy of VisArts.

HEATWORK 3.0 celebrates VisArts’ vibrant ceramics community and the strong, creatively inspired collaboration between our students and faculty. VisArts’ ceramics program serves more than 300 students in 12-week sessions and supports beginners through advanced students in all aspects of ceramic creation, including wheel throwing, handbuilding, sculpture, surface decoration, alternative firing techniques, Raku, and glaze applications. Join VisArts for the Opening Reception Friday, March 31. HEATWORK 3.0 is on view through April 23; 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD.


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