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; A Touch of Red at Multiple Exposures Gallery; National Treasures by Leanne Fink at Athenaeum Gallery; and “Tis the Season at Artist & Makers Studios.
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).
A Touch of Red
Multiple Exposures Gallery (MEG) presents A Touch of Red, a fine art photography exhibition featuring 27 images that each have a relationship with the color red. exhibition juried by “Contemplating the array of images, I delved into the essence of red—its emergence in nature and humanity’s perpetual pursuit to replicate it,” says juror and East City Art founder Phil Hutinet. “As a result, the selections for the exhibit are a visual exploration of red’s dynamic presence, both as a dominant color and as a nuanced element interwoven in the intricate tapestry of artistic expression.” Meg is located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia.
National Treasures by Leanne Fink
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, painter Leanne Fink is known for her visually dynamic landscapes.“As diverse as its people, our land is so incredibly different from east to west, north to south,” says the artist. In National Treasures, a collection of oil and cold wax paintings on exhibit at Athenaeum Gallery, Fink pays homage to the grandeur of America’s National Parks. It is on view through January 7. Join Fink for a reception on Sunday, December 3, from 4–6 p.m. She will also conduct painting demonstrations at Athenaeum on Saturday, December 16, from 1–3 p.m.; 201 Prince Street, Alexandria Virginia.
‘Tis the Season
Artists & Makers Studios is delighted to host Montgomery Art Association’s (MAA) December exhibit, “Tis the Season. This enchanting show will immerse you in the festive spirit as you explore a stunning collection of art from over 50 local artists. Explore snowy rural scenes, playful holiday figures, joyful abstract paintings, crystal mosaics, and crystalline images of winter light captured by contemporary photographers. MAA artists celebrate this time of joyful gatherings, expressions of gratitude and cheer, and the unique colors of both nature and holidays in this exhibit. Come for the opening reception Friday, December 1, from 5–8 pm. Mark your calendar for a second reception and artist talk with MAA Saturday, December 9, from 1–3 p.m.; 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Enjoy the weekend!