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; Arleen Cannata Seed and Maro Nalabandian at The Yellow Barn Gallery; Mark Drefs and Leslie Nolan at The Athenaeum Gallery; and Artists in Dialogue with Landscape at Adkins Arboretum.
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.
The Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park Presents Arleen Cannata Seed and Maro Nalabandian
The Yellow Barn at the Glen Echo Park in Maryland is pleased to display works by Arleen Cannata Seed and Maro Nalabandian for a two-day exhibition. Through her oil portraits, Seed portrays issues such as equality and gender identity. Other social, political and economic themes are depicted in the African Drummers and the New York Moment series, while sustainability and climate change are reflected in the landscape and cityscape series. Also on display are charcoal studies by the artist.
Working out of her studio in Bethesda, Maryland, Maro’s creative and artistic background primarily revolves around representational and abstract art using various mediums. Her works are in oil, acrylic, watercolor and charcoal. The dual exhibit is on view Saturday and Sunday, July 1–2, from 12 noon to 5 pm, with a reception on Saturday from 5 – 7 pm.
Mark Drefs and Leslie Nolan at The Athenaeum Gallery
Paintings by Mark Drefs and Leslie Nolan, at The Athenaeum Gallery, both play with bold lines and color in a way that is complementary of each other’s work and style. Drefs’ pieces are notable for their layered components, and almost transparent hues revealing complex depth and detail.
Nolan’s work incorporates figurative forms that are both vaguely mysterious and arrestingly strong at the same time. both are on view through July 23; 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia.
Artists in Dialogue with Landscape
Many stories are woven into the landscape at Adkins Arboretum. Artists Elizabeth McCue, Marcos Smyth, Stephanie Garon, Melissa Burley, and Bridgette Guerzon Mills—all from the mid-Atlantic region—brought some of them to light with their sculptures in the Arboretum’s 11th biennial Outdoor Sculpture Invitational Artists in Dialogue with Landscape. It is on view through September 30; 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, Maryland.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!