Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: September Open Exhibit, Intersections by Rifat Taher and Art on the Rocks at the League; The Art League Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser at the Alexandria Old Town Art Festival; Art All Night throughout D.C.; Every Rock Has a Story by Anne Stine at Athenaeum Gallery; and Mother Earth: Fine Fiber Works from the Middle of the Americas at Amy Kaslow Gallery.
September Open Exhibit
Diverse artworks by member artists are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month, 112 artworks—painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and more—are on view. The September Open Exhibit was juried by photographer Regina DeLuise. It is on view through October 8
Intersections by Rifat S. Taher
In her solo exhibition Intersections, artist Rifat S. Taher explores geometric forms using a variety of mediums inspired by traditional Islamic art and architecture. Her works are an exploration of patterns focusing on the underlying grid, mathematical order, and the contemplative nature of geometry. Through meticulous repetition, and spatial constructs, Taher draws on the timeless relevance of these forms and the wisdom of traditional art through her creative process. Join Rifat Taher in the Art League Gallery Sunday, October 1, from 12 – 6 p.m. where she will be drawing, and discussing her art.
Art on the Rocks
Join us at Waterfront Park Friday, September 29, for some artistic fun, delicious cocktail & food pairings, and lively music, all while supporting The Art League and our local business community! Art on the Rocks challenges local mixologists and chefs to each create the most artistic cocktail & appetizer pairing, inspired by a piece of art by a local Art League artist. There are still some tickets left, purchase yours here!
The Art League Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser
Our annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser is this weekend! Purchase a hand-made bowl created by the talented artists of The Art League’s ceramics department and enjoy an ice cream treat, all for only $20 per bowl. Meet us at the Alexandria Old Town Art Festival at John Carlyle Square (corner of John Carlyle St. and Jamieson Ave.), Saturday & Sunday (September 30 & Oct 1), 10 am – 5 pm.
Art All Night
Art All Night, the District’s annual overnight arts festival, returns the weekend! This free event will be held across all eight wards Friday, September 29 and 30, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. More than 100 local artists and 20 Main Streets and Business Improvement Districts are participating. This year the culinary arts have been added to the mix with the addition of Dine All Night. Learn more here.
Every Rock Has a Story by Anne Stine
“I’ve always been fascinated with geological formations,” says award-winning painter Anne Stine. “I see the planet as a living thing, constantly adapting, and telling its story for eons to come.” In Every Rock Has a Story, Stine’s collection of 20 geological paintings at Athenaeum Gallery, she explores the interconnection between earth and humanity through representational and abstract imagery. It is on view through October 15. Join Athenaeum for a reception Sunday, October 1, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Mother Earth: Fine Fiber Works from the Middle of the Americas
From the middle of the Americas—its terraced mountains to its rainforest rivers—Mother Earth: Fine Fiber Works from the Middle of the Americas, on exhibit at Amy Kaslow Gallery, features exquisite fiber works by artists who celebrate Mother Earth. The organic and upcycled materials show their reverence for the environment, and remind us just how essential this region is to the entire globe’s well-being. It is on view through October 1; 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland.
Enjoy the weekend!