Receptions & Public Events
LRA member Anita Bucsay Damron Exhibit at Torpedo Factory
“Transformations: Tapestries in Glass”
Exhibit dates: Wednesday, October 5–Sunday, November 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 6:30–8:00 pm
Anita Bucsay Damron’s vibrant mosaics draw from many sources, both traditional and contemporary. Inspired by tapestries from Rajasthan and Gujarat, India, her pieces incorporate crystal from Austria and the Czech Republic, specialty glass from Murano, Italy, and found objects such as beads, brooches, and cameos. Damron notes that “new applications of mosaic art encourage recycling and reuse,” and her creative reuse of materials is what gives this ancient art form its exciting new sparkle.
More information can be found at:
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon–6:00 pm
*The Torpedo Factory may close at 5:00 pm for events. Please check Today's Hours to see if this affects your visit.
The public is invited to a free opening reception for the exhibit “Impressions… letterpress, monotype, and etchings,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Barry Gallery at Marymount University. It will feature the work of Bridget Murphy, Marymount’s associate provost for academic affairs. In addition, an artist talk will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Murphy, who has also served as a professor in MU’s School of Arts and Sciences and the chair of the Graphic Design and Fine Arts Department, uses both traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. The inspiration for her current work focuses on multiple topics: typographic design, her travels and her garden.
“I work with century old wood type, letterpresses, paper, and processes such as hand-inking to produce prints exhibiting the beauty of letterforms,” she said, adding that her recent travels have been to Skopelos, Greece, which are reflected in the mixed-media monotype prints. “Landscapes, streets, architecture, and found objects are central to these monotypes. By removing the everyday object from its normal place and using it in new situations, I hope you will see new and exciting forms.”
For the past decade, she has studied, grown and cultivated irises.
“You will see abstract forms in my iris etchings,” she said. “The flower images translate an emotion, fine details, and a moment in time to paper.”
The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.
The exhibit will run through Nov. 18 For more information, go to www.marymount.edu/
OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST'S TALK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 4-6PM
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JARVIS GRANT
A portrait of people and communities of Washington, DC.
The Center Gallery
September 25 - November 6, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204
Tuesday September 20. 7 PM – 9 PM. Great Falls Studios Program @ Great Falls Community Library, Large Meeting Room, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.
GFS Photographer Dean Souleles will share the secrets of taking high quality photographs of artwork suitable for making fine art giclee prints, submitting to print publications or for use on the Web. He will demonstrate simple lighting setups for 2D art to eliminate reflections and glare. For 3D art he will show how to subtly use light and shadow to bring out the three-dimensional qualities of a piece. He will also demonstrate a tabletop lighting setup suitable for very small pieces including jewelry. In all cases he will show you how to get the most accurate color reproduction. He will also provide equipment lists so that you can affordably put together your own home studio.
This talk is free and open to all members of GFS and the public.
For questions please contact Dean Souleles/ email@example.com
one of the most esteemed photographers in northern Virginia, wanted to
send his personal invitation for all LRA members to visit his annual
abstract exhibit. SOme members of LRA are included in this exhibition.
He feels that this exhibit is for all artists because the abstracts are
art in all its forms so please visit. This will even be of interest to
our painters with regard to abstract ideas and work. The details are
below. If you have never been to Mr. Miller's Gallery, you are in for a
treat, since it is nestled in beautiful woods.
SATURDAY May 7, 2016 – Exhibit opens at 12:00pm.
The 2016 Exhibit OPENING DAY has been moved from Friday to SATURDAY.
Sun May 8, 2015 - Reception and Awards from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Sat May 7 – Sun May 29, 2016 – Exhibit hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
In addition, the exhibit will be open Memorial Day Mon May 30 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please note that the Joseph Miller Center will be CLOSED on Fridays in 2016. This is a change from previous years. Mon May 30, 2016 – Exhibit closes at 5:00 pm.
4811 Catharpin Road
Gainesville, VA 20155
An exhibit of paintings by John M. Waddill opens May 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. A reception will be held on May 15. The show features mostly watercolor paintings by John M. Waddill (1927-2013), a South Carolina native with early ties to NY, whose work is highly influenced by the watercolors of John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper (to a lesser degree) and Japanese painting.
Monday - Thursday, March 14 - 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vienna Art Center
115 Pleasant Street NW
Vienna, Virginia 22180
The Vienna Arts Society invites artists in our region to a collage workshop led by award winning artist and art teacher Lassie Corbett.
Lassie has collected unique papers from around the world. At this four day workshop she will provide all supplies, including paper from her collection, to participants, while sharing her secrets for creating your own mixed media artwork.
Only a few openings left.
To register, contact the Vienna Art Center Director, Lu Cousins, at 703-319-3971.