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Artful Weekend April 8 – 9
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Artful Weekend April 8 – 9

"Blurred Jog", photography by Edgar Ojiambo, is currently on view in the April Open Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: April Open Exhibit and The Enemy by Khalid Alaani at the League; BunnyFest at Torpedo Factory Art Center; All About the DMV at Calloway Fine Arts; and Documenting Landscapes: Ukraine’s Vanishing Terrain at Amy Kaslow Gallery.

 

 

April Open Exhibit

Bangles and Chains by Claudia McBurney; Ceramic

Diverse artworks by member artists are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. Over 100 pieces—painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and more—are on view in this month’s show. It was juried by commercial and editorial photographer Mike Morgan,

The April Open Exhibit is on view through May 7.

 

 

The Enemy by Khalid Alaani

City and Bombs by Khalid Alaani; Mixed media

Khalid Alaani’s solo exhibit, The Enemy, references the ordinary moments in the lives of his fellow Iraqi countryman just before U.S. troops invaded his homeland 20 years ago. His paintings, focus on finding the “human” in the people he portrays. “I tell their stories,” says Alaani. “I’m drawing their days, their destinies, and their endings.” The Enemy is on view through May 7.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Alaani on Friday, April 14, 6:00 – 6:45 pm. Stay for our April Opening Reception 6:30 – 8 pm.

 

 

BunnyFest

Sculpted raku-fired fancy rabbits by Lisa Schumaier

Hop over to the Torpedo Factory Art Center this Saturday, April 8, for BunnyFest! See hare-brained creations in progress, including sculpture, hand-painted dishware, paintings and prints, as the annual fun bun event returns this Year of the Rabbit. Enjoy art demonstrations and hands-on activities, including screenprinting, paper maché and more. Mug with Bugs and head to The Art League Gallery to visit rabbits that are available for adoption. BunnyFest takes place noon to 4 pm; 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA.

 

 

All About the DMV

DuPont Circle Farmers Market (15×11), Barry Lindley

For its first Spring Invitational, Calloway Fine Arts invited artists from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to showcase their view of our region alongside those of gallery artists. The result: All About the DMV, an exhibit of paintings and photography depicting both iconic landmarks and everyday scenes unique to the area. It is on view through April 15; 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

 

 

Documenting Landscapes: Ukraine’s Vanishing Terrain

Blue Sky by Jaroslav Leonets; Oil on canvas

Amy Kaslow Gallery opens in Bethesda this month with Documenting Landscapes: Ukraine’s Vanishing Terrain, nine works by Kyiv-based artist Jaroslav Leonets who traveled Ukraine for the past year and half capturing the dramatic cliffs, expansive fields, and winding rivers threatened— if not ravaged—by Russia’s invasion. Leonets’ sublime landscapes transport viewers from daily headlines about war’s destruction to the bucolic and brilliant vistas that once defined the country’s scenery. Documenting Landscapes is on view through May 7; 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland.

Enjoy the weekend!

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