Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: November Open Exhibit, Code Switch by Andi Cullins, IMPart Special Exhibit, and Little Winter at the League; Wabi Sabi at Jo Fleming Contemporary Art; Intersection by David Carlson and Chee Keong Kung at Cody Gallery; and Kee Woo Rhee: Conversing With Nature at Gallery B.
November Open Exhibit
Diverse artworks by our members are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month, 87 artworks—painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media—are on view. The November Open Exhibit is on view through December 3.
Code Switch by Andi Cullins
November solo artist Andi Cullins mixes traditional ethnic fabrics—African wax prints, Australian Aboriginal design cottons, and Indonesian batiks—with contemporary western varieties, including those she hand-dyes, to create the striking quilts, mosaics, and découpage sculptures featured in her exhibition Code Switch. It is on view through December 3.
Special IMPart Exhibit: Baked & Hammered
In honor of Veterans Day, The Art League presents Baked & Hammered, a special exhibit featuring ceramics and bladesmithing created by artist veterans of our IMPart Program.
IMPart stands for Injured Military Personnel + art. For this exhibit, The Art League Gallery invited IMPart participants to share the vessels and blades they have made in the program. On view and for purchase are one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls and hand-forged knives distinctively crafted with wood grain handles. Baked & Hammered is on view through December.
Petite December, our annual exhibit of miniature artwork, is now Little Winter—and a month earlier! The diminutive masterpieces are affordably priced and make great holiday gifts. Little Winter is on view through December 3 (or while artworks last).
American Visionary Art Museum Bazaart: Holiday Craft Marketplace
Bazaart, American Visionary Art Museum’s (AVAM) popular holiday marketplace returns for a final day Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Shop original creations by 50 regional artists and craftspeople, with works ranging from painting to sculpture to jewelry to handmade clothing and accessories. Bazaart has become a Baltimore tradition, attracting hordes of holiday shoppers each year to AVAM for this one-of-a-kind show. Admission is free, but you must RSVP. AVAM is located at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore.
“Wabi Sabi” draws from the Japanese concept that appreciates beauty found in nature, imperfection, transience, and the natural cycles of growth and decay. Wabi Sabi, a group exhibit at Jo Fleming Contemporary Art, features works by Art League member Nada Abizaid, Brian Kirk, John Latell, Mat Barber Kennedy, Sally Rhudy, and Jo Fleming. It is on view through December 30; 68 Maryland Avenue
Intersection, at Cody Gallery, brings together Art League member David Carlson’s abstract paintings on canvas with Chee Keong Kung’s metal and mixed media sculptures and installation. Both artists push and pull space and time with arching forms that have an exquisite malleability and grace. Geometric compositions are embedded with a rhythmical energy. Both artists create an abstract narrative of bold gestures, subtle transitions, and integrity of materials and process. Layers, shadows, textures, and form are delicately and thoughtfully integrated into the work and create endless pathways to uncover hidden meaning. Intersection is on view through December December 15; Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia.
Kee Woo Rhee: Conversing With Nature
Gallery B welcomes returning fine art landscape photographer, Kee Woo Rhee, this November. Rhee’s exhibition, Conversing with Nature is the result of the artists latest adventures to New Zealand and Patagonia, as well as, her home country, South Korea. Conversing with nature is on view through December 3; Located in Bethesda Place, 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Maryland.
Enjoy the weekend!