Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: June Landscape Exhibit, Dimensions Sculpture Exhibit, and Spirit of Life by Mike McSorley at the League; Brick City at the National Building Museum; Frank Stuart’s Nexus at The Phillips Collection; and Rose Jaffe: Embodied at The Corner at Whitman-Walker.
June Landscape Exhibit
For our annual Landscape Exhibit we invited League artists to submit works that capture a sense of place. Stop by to soak in the diverse and interesting mix of scapes—pastoral scenes, urban vistas, and maritime views. This year’s exhibit comprises 100 artworks, including acrylic and oil paintings, printmaking, ink and pencil drawings, glass sculpture, tile mosaic, quilt-making, mixed media, and photography. It was juried by Frederick Mershimer, a New York-based artist specializing in mezzotint printmaking who celebrates the experience of the city in his works. The Landscape Exhibit is on view through July 9.
Dimensions Sculpture Exhibit
Dimensions showcases three dimensional work from a variety of media including ceramic, stone, wood, glass, metal, mixed media and beyond. This year’s exhibit features 18 works by League member artists. It was juried by noted wood sculptor Jim Perry, and is on view through July 9.
Spirit of Life by Mike McSorley
In his solo exhibit, Spirit of Life, oil painter Mike McSorley draws on his recent challenges and inspiration with thoughtful still life paintings and scenes of nature. His work suggests the human spirit behind a careful collection of man-made objects, from humor to functionality, and their place within the natural world. Spirit of Life is on view through July 2.
Brick City at the National Building Museum, celebrates iconic architecture from cities around the world through carefully recreated constructions made from LEGO® bricks by U.K.-based artist Warren Elsmore. Visitors will take a world tour discovering new destinations across all seven continents that include: lively streetscapes from Cartagena, Colombia; Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans; intricate temples from India to Mexico; and imaginative castles from medieval Japan to modern Las Vegas. It is on view through spring 2025; 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Frank Stewart’s Nexus: An American Photographer’s Journey, 1960s to the Present
Frank Stewart’s Nexus: An American Photographer’s Journey, 1960s to the Present is a dynamic retrospective of Stewart’s photography that centers on his sensitive and spontaneous approach to portraying world cultures and Black life in many forms—including music, art, travel, food, and dance. His work over the years captured intimate and empathetic images of lives experienced and observed across subjects, cities, and countries. It opens at The Phillips Collection Saturday, June 10, and is on view through September 3; 600 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Rose Jaffe: Embodied
Embodied, at The Corner at Whitman-Walker, is about the connection we hold with our physical selves. The relationship with have with our bodies. One that can be complicated and fraught, and also one that can be nurturing, healing, and divine. This show is a celebration of love, acceptance and freedom within our bodies. It is on view through June 18, with an opening reception Friday, June 9, from 6 – 9 p.m.; 1701 14th Street NW.
Enjoy the weekend!