Artful Weekend March 2 – 3
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Artful Weekend March 2 – 3

The Art League 2024 Student/Faculty Show

Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: 2024 Student/Faculty Show at the League; Metamorphic Reverie by Zofie King at Fred Schnider Gallery; Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat at The Textile Museum; and Newly Selected Artists: Elaine Qiu, Kim Richards, and Alexandra Chiou at IA&A at Hillyer.

 

 

The Art League 2024 Student/Faculty Show

Where Do We Go From Here, by Sabine Arndt, received the Dennis Davis Award for Excellence in Ceramics in our 2024 Student/Faculty Show.

Our annual Student/Faculty Show gives adults and youth who take classes at The Art League, and the artists who teach them, an opportunity to shine. This year’s exhibition features over 200 works in varied mediums from paintings and drawing to soft sculpture and metal work. It opens Friday, February 23, and is on view through Sunday, March 3, with a closing reception from 2–4 p.m.

 

 

Metamorphic Reverie

Nocturne, Cyanotype by Kofie King; Charcoal, acrylic pen, watercolor

Artist and Art League instructor Zofie King presents Metamorphic Reverie, a solo exhibition at Fred Schnider Gallery. King’s artwork finds its roots in the Gothic aesthetic, where she merges surrealistic architectural elements with the organic beauty of nature. In the vein of Gothic literature, her work exudes a contemplative mood, woven with mysterious threads. The architectural elements pay homage to the grace of ancient cathedrals and forgotten spaces. Metamorphic Reverie opens Saturday, March 2, and is on view through April 21. Join King for an artist talk on April 6, 5–7 p.m., and a closing reception on April 20, 5-7 p.m.; 888 N Quincy Street, #102, Arlington, Virginia.

 

 

 

Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat

Young adult’s robe, Uzbekistan, 1870s. The Textile Museum Collection 2005.36.144. The Megalli Collection.

Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat, at The Textile Museum at George Washington University, celebrates the artistic and cultural legacy of ikat, a sophisticated resist-dyeing technique used across the globe to pattern textiles. Ikat designs come to life before the threads are woven into fabric through a meticulous practice of selectively binding and dyeing threads before weaving. The materials, skill and time required to create ikat fabrics have made them potent symbols of wealth and high status in many cultures. Irresistible takes visitors on a world tour of ikat that spans centuries and cultures, from India, Monsoon Asia, West and Central Asia, Japan, Africa and the Americas. It is on view through June 1; 701 21st St. NW
Washington, D.C.

 

 

Newly Selected Artists: Elaine Qiu, Kim Richards, and Alexandra Chiou

Elaine Qiu, Every Place We’ve Been, 2024, Ink, silk screen, markers, acrylic on Yupo paper

Exhibitions by Art League members Elaine Qiu and Kim Richards, along with Alexandra Chiou, are the feature of Newly Selected Artists at IA&A at Hillyer.

How have the events of the past years, from the pandemic to renewed global conflicts, affected our collective consciousness? Elaine Qui’s Every Place We’ve Been dives into the disorienting experiences of the last years on both collective and personal levels. Using images culled from various archival sources, as well as personal snapshots, the exhibition examines how history becomes a collective embodied memory and draws attention to the boundaries between the personal and the public.

 

Kim Richards, Into the Light, 2022, oil on wood

Kim Richards’ Into The Wilderness is a metaphor that encompasses times of struggle and peace. The paintings in this exhibition embody a narrative of being called by God to help us face the unexpected challenges that lie ahead, so that we can travel through the wilderness, restored and at peace.

 

Alexandria Chiou,This Path of Gold You Laid for Me, 2021, ink and cut paper

Remember / Renew celebrates the life and legacy of Alexandra Chiou’s late father and her healing journey after his passing. In the exhibition, Chiou gives physical form to abstract concepts and feelings such as hope, love, joy and wonder, which defined the wonderful life and time she spent with her father.

Newly Selected Artists is on view through March 31. Join IA&A at Hillyer on Friday, March 1, for an opening reception; artist talk with Kim Richards Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m.; and a discussion with Alexandra Chiou Thursday, March 21 at 6:15 p.m. IA&A at Hillyer is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Enjoy the Weekend!

 

 

 

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