Artful Weekend February 10 – 11
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Artful Weekend February 10 – 11

"Room with a View," photography by Bettina Gehring, is on view in our 2024 Patrons' Show Exhibit

Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: Patrons’ Show 2024 Exhibit at the League; Back.Forward at Montpelier Arts Center; Visible Touch: A Look at Texture at Del Ray Artisans Gallery; and Celebrating Black History Month at Bethesda Fine Art.

 

 

2024 Patrons’ Show Fundraiser

Patrons’ Show is an art lover’s delight!

The Art League Patrons’ Show Fundraiser, one of this region’s most unique and entertaining arts traditions, returns for its 56th year on Sunday, February 18, from 6–10 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. For the price of a ticket, you get to select from more than 600 artworks valued anywhere from $245 to thousands of dollars. Come choose from hundreds of artworks at our Patrons’ Show Exhibit  through February 18 at 4 p.m. Artworks can also be viewed on The Art League’s Flickr, where new pieces are added daily through Thursday, February 15. List and rank your favorites using Art Thief, the exclusive mobile app of Patron’s Show. It is available to download free on iOS and Android devices. Don’t miss the chance to gain fine art while supporting a great non-profit organization and a community of artists! Purchase tickets here.

 

 

Back. Forward

Timeless Beauty by Sharon Robinson

How it all started and where they are now in their artistic practice is the theme of Back.Forward, an exhibition of Black Artists of DC (BADC) at Montpelier Arts Center. Focusing on the influences, challenges, and discoveries experienced by the artists and the trajectory of their creative journeys, they will present earlier and current works in conversation in the gallery. During the exhibition, an in-person discussion will allow the artists to shed more light on the preparation and process involved in their art-making. Join BADC for the opening reception Saturday, February 10, 2-4 p.m.; and artist talk Saturday, February 24, 3-5 p.m.; 9653 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland.

 

 

Visible Touch: A Look at Texture

 

Floral Bust by Lesley Hall

Visible Touch: A Look at Texture, at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, features works by local artists that explore texture through physical form and visual illusion. Texture is one of the fundamental elements of art. In anticipation of how texture can prompt a desire to touch, visitors are allowed to touch some of the art. (Pieces that allow touching are marked.) Artists have also shared statements on how they created the various textures. Enjoy the visual and the tactile experience of this exhibit! Visible touch is on view through February 24; 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

 

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Sam Gilliam, Cool Zebras #9, 1997; Multi-layered relief and die-cut collage with hand additions

 

In honor of Black History Month, Bethesda Fine Art brings together four Black Washington DC artists: Kenneth Victor Young, Sam Gilliam, Carroll Sockwell, and Eglon Daley. This group represents a succession of Washington artists spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, who each pushed the boundaries of contemporary art whether through abstract or figurative works. Celebrating Black History Month is on view through March 9; 4931 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

 

 

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