Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: October Open Exhibit, Seeking a Sense of Place by Ray Goodrow at the League; Inspired by Nature by Nancy M. Patrick at Green Spring Gardens; Attention Surplus Disorder by Shamila Chaudhary at IA&A at Hillyer; and Bethesda Row Arts Festival.
October Open Exhibit
Diverse artworks by member artists are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month, 73 artworks—painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and fiber art—are on view. The October Open Exhibit was juried by printmaker Robert Tillman.
Seeking a Sense of Place by Ray Goodrow
In Seeking a Sense of Place, painter Ray Goodrow invites viewers to find themselves in the story of each of his watercolors. He hopes that through the interpretation of light, movement, and color, each scene sparks emotion and speaks to a sense of place, from the west side of Manhattan to the rural hills of East Texas.
Join us Friday, October 13, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for our October Opening Reception and artist talk with Ray Goodrow.
Inspired by Nature by Nancy M. Patrick
“As visual person, I have always loved the vibrant colors of nature,” says Art League member Nancy M. Patrick. Inspired by Nature, her solo exhibition at Green Spring Gardens Historic House in Alexandria, Virginia, is a testament to this.
“My thousands of photos save the visual memories of nature that are the building blocks for my paintings while claiming the journey, the story, the vision and that moment in time as my own!” says Patrick. “Imagination and reality collide to produce this unique representation of myself.” Inspired by Nature is on view through November 12; 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia.
Attention Surplus Disorder by Shamila Chaudhary
As a government employee who worked more than a decade in national security jobs, Shamila Chaudhary saw up close how the forceful U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks would reshape what it meant to be an American. When she left the government in 2011, she created the paintings in this exhibit to explore the impact of two decades of war on America’s sense of self. The exhibit’s title, Attention Surplus Disorder, refers to the disordered state of mind experienced by Americans after 9/11 and the surplus of attention on fear. While Chaudhary has written extensively about these issues, painting offers her a new medium to contemplate them and presents alternative methods of communicating how war reshapes the way Americans see themselves and others. Attention Surplus Disorder is on view through October 29 at at IA&A at Hillyer, 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, D.C. Shamila Chaudhary will be in conversation about her ehxibit on Saturday, October 14, at 2 p.m.
2023 Bethesda Row Arts Festival
The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is one of the leading fine arts and craft festivals in the mid-Atlantic, featuring juried museum-quality artists. From Saturday, October 14 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) to Sunday, October 15 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.), the streets of Bethesda Row are transformed into an outdoor gallery, showcasing fourteen media categories that are juried: ceramics, drawing/pastels, fiber/decorative, fiber/wearables, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, oil/acrylic painting, photography/digital art, sculpture, watercolor, and wood; 4827 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, Maryland.
Enjoy the weekend!