Saturday, December 15, 2012

DC Art Glass Holiday Open Studio

DC ART GLASS
HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIO

There is still time to find that perfect, unique, handmade holiday gift! Come join the fun at the DC Art Glass studio on Saturday, Dec 22 between noon and 5 pm for a special Holiday Open Studio. Here you will find original, one-of-a-kind works of art that will fit any taste and budget.

Trimming the tree or attending the Holiday office party that Saturday? Contact Robert at robert@dcartglass.com to arrange a studio visit that better suits your schedule.

WHERE: 
DC Art Glass Studio 
1322 Corcoran Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

WHEN:
Saturday, Dec 22, noon - 5 pm

WEBSITE:
www.dcartglass.com

Free and open to the public

OTHER CURRENT EXHIBITS

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Hours: Wed - Sun noon - 6 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: Tue - Fri 11am - 5pm; Sat & Sun 12 pm - 6 pm

For more information and images of Robert's Colorbar Murrine Series, please visit his website at www.dcartglass.com. Robert can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Foundry Gallery Exhibit: "Room for Blue"


ROOM FOR BLUE
 NEW WORK BY DONNA K. McGEE

EXHIBIT DATES: WED, OCT 31 - SUN, DEC 02, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: FRI, NOV 02, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 1314 18TH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036
REGULAR HOURS: WED - SUN NOON - 6:00 PM

"Room for Blue"

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
  
McGee’s medium and large-scale abstract works reveal an exploration in compositional qualities as well as a palpable sensitivity to palette. The intellectual yet profoundly emotive approach to painting emerges from McGee’s extensive background in early childhood education in the arts. Her paintings have won awards and are found in private collections in the US, Europe, and in numerous corporate establishments throughout Washington, DC. Donna K. McGee treats viewers to the wonder and richness of colors and uses color to create atmosphere and emphasize forms. The imagery that is present in many of the pieces is highlighted by the use of the color blue which speaks eloquently in a language all its own. There is much that is exciting in this collection, and the overall impression is one that allows the audience to feel themselves in the role of an adventurer, daring to venture further and to see more clearly. The result is sure to speak to both the head and the heart, and remain a lasting memory for those who see it. 
EXHIBITING IN GALLERY II

In addition to the main Gallery, Foundry Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly and is exhibited by a unique group of talented artists, please be sure to regularly visit the Foundry Gallery. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit www.foundrygallery.org.

VISIT THE FOUNDRY VIA OUR VIRTUAL GALLERY

The Foundry Gallery has an on-line Virtual Gallery featuring several of our member's artwork. The tour was developed to promote a new Art Lease/Purchasing Program. The program is designed to reach out to organizations or individuals who are looking to compliment their environment with artwork that expresses their personal style or image. Artwork shown on the Virtual Gallery is currently available to lease, lease to purchase, or purchase outright through the Foundry Gallery. To visit the Virtual Gallery visit our website. 

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS!
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

DC Art Glass Open Studio

DC ART GLASS OPEN STUDIO

Mark your calendars! The 2012 Mid City Fall Open Studio Tour is just around the corner! On October 13 and 14, twenty-four artists from the Dupont/Logan Circle neighborhoods will open their studio doors to the general public. DC Art Glass will be open both days and will feature several new designs from artist Robert Wiener, including his new Collage Series. Don't miss this opportunity to mingle with the Mid City Artists, explore work spaces, discover the artistic process and purchase new art directly from the source! See you there!

WHERE
Start your tour at:
DC Art Glass Studio 
1322 Corcoran Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

WHEN:
Saturday, Oct 13, 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 14, noon - 5 pm
(Individual studio hours vary. For a map/brochure of the entire tour, click here.)

Free and open to the public.

Plan ahead. Browse the MCA website to see which artists are participating, what kind of art they create and who is new. Then, for a handy reference guide during the tour, download a map/brochure.

OTHER CURRENT EXHIBITS

In addition to the MCA Fall Open Studio Tour, this month Robert's art glass is on exhibit at the following locations:

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Hours: Wed - Fri 1 pm - 7 pm; Sat & Sun noon - 6 pm

Gallery Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Hours: Mon - Thu 9 am - 5 pm; Fri 9 am - 3 pm (excluding holidays)

Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: Tue - Fri 11am - 5pm; Sat & Sun 12 pm - 6 pm

For more information and images of Robert's Colorbar Murrine Series, please visit his website at www.dcartglass.com. Robert can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

George Iso in DC

GEORGE ISO

PAINTINGS
PARIS ~ RIO ~ WASHINGTON DC

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2012

GALLERY A
2106 R St NW
WASHINGTON DC 20008


Red Stone, Oil on canvas, 50 x 70, 2009

Victor Gaetan, Director
ALEX GALLERY/GALLERY A
2106 R Street NW

Monday, September 24, 2012

Foundry Gallery: "New Glass, With Drawings"


NEW GLASS, WITH DRAWINGS
 NEW WORK BY NANCY DONNELLY

EXHIBIT DATES: WED, OCT 03 - SUN, OCT 28, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: FRI, OCT 05, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 1314 18TH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036
REGULAR HOURS: WED - FRI 1:00 - 7:00 PM, SAT & SUN NOON - 6:00 PM

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Called an inheritor of the Color School (May 2012, DCArtNews, blogspot.com), Nancy Donnelly strives for something like realism, but with respect for abstraction.  Her work, both 3-D and wall-hung, reveals an amused interest in the actual world.  There's at least one joke in this show!

Trained as a painter, Donnelly discovered glass as an art medium a few years ago and realized what a gorgeous and difficult material it is.  Now, she has looked past the beauty of glass and overcome the technical difficulties to focus on the purpose, the narrative, the meaning of art work -- not the decorative qualities but the need to speak about life and the world.

These days she is consciously bringing drawing and painting back into her work, working bigger, and melding glass with other materials, as well as making more art on paper.  She describes her work as "trying and trying to say something without words."


EXHIBITING IN GALLERY II

In addition to the main Gallery, Foundry Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting affay of work that changes monthly and is exhibited by a unique group of talented artists, please be sure to regularly visit the Foundry Gallery. All work is for sale. For more information oaboutr the Foundry artists, please visit www.foundrygallery.org.

VISIT THE FOUNDRY VIA OUR VIRTUAL GALLERY

The Foundry Gallery has an on-line Virtual Gallery featuring several of our member's artwork. The tour was developed to promote a new Art Lease/Purchasing Program. The program is designed to reach out to organizations or individuals who are looking to compliment their environment with artwork that expresses their personal style or image. Artwork shown on the Virtual Gallery is currently available to lease, lease to purchase, or purchase outright through the Foundry Gallery. To visit the Virtual Gallery visit our website. 

LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS!
(Visit our website for an artist application and detail membership information.)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Foundry Gallery: "The Color of Waterlilies"


THE COLOR OF WATERLILIES
OIL PAINTINGS BY
JUDY GILBERT LEVEY

EXHIBIT DATES: WED, SEPT 05 - SUN, SEPT 30, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: FRI, SEPT 07, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 1314 18TH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036
REGULAR HOURS: WED - FRI 1:00 - 7:00 PM, SAT & SUN NOON - 6:00 PM

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Inspired by the beauty unfolding this spring in Washington, Judy Gilbert Levey's vivid hues and aggressive brushing take viewers deep into plein air paintings of lily ponds, farms and country and urban life. The mood of her work ranges from bucolic to grenetic. Her vision seeks to sweep aside the line between representation and abstraction, finding color, light and patter in familiar forms.

The exhibit includes new paintings done at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Tregaron Conservancy, both in DC, and Lily ponds in Adamstown, MD, as well as landscapes from Maine and the Pacific Northwest.

EXHIBITING IN GALLERY II

In addition to The Color of Waterlilies in the main Gallery, Foundry Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting affay of work that changes monthly and is exhibited by a unique group of talented artists, please be sure to regularly visit the Foundry Gallery. All work is for sale. For more information oaboutr the Foundry artists, please visit www.foundrygallery.org.

VISIT THE FOUNDRY VIA OUR VIRTUAL GALLERY

The Foundry Gallery has an on-line Virtual Gallery featuring several of our member's artwork. The tour was developed to promote a new Art Lease/Purchasing Program. The program is designed to reach out to organizations or individuals who are looking to compliment their environment with artwork that expresses their personal style or image. Artwork shown on the Virtual Gallery is currently available to lease, lease to purchase, or purchase outright through the Foundry Gallery. To visit the Virtual Gallery visit our website.

LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS!
(Visit our website for an artist application and detail membership information.)




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Foundry Gallery: "A Small Hope"


IN COOPERATION WITH
THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
AT THE K
URDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE
THE FOUNDRY GALLERY PRESENTS:

A SMALL HOPE

EXHIBIT DATES: WED, AUG 01 - SUN, SEPT 02, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: FRI, AUG 03, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 1314 18TH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036
REGULAR HOURS: WED - FRI 1:00 - 7:00 PM, SAT - SUN, NOON - 6:00 PM

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Lukeman Ahmad, a Kurdish, self-taught artist portrays in his works a strong sense of Kurdish spirit and identity despite his people are with "no country" and "no boarders". His vivid colors and moving shapes artistically express his profound, personal connection to the Kurdish land and its people, with a history layered with tragedy, perseverance and aspirations. Ahmad's imagination runs free as his style and paintings emphatically portray a swinging graceful dancer painted in colorful fluid shapes alongside a magical horse against a vast white background of nature. His works picture a proud cultural heritage that provides viewers a deeper understanding of the Kurdish people.

In contrast, Lukman paints the heaviness of a grief stricken woman recently widowed. She is cloaked in black and sits in front of a yellow backdrop - reflecting on the desert sands where her loved ones have said goodbye to their cherished land. Lukman's emotional range of work provides insight into the deeper meaning of Kurdish life.

Lukman Ahmad came to the United States in 2010 as a refugee. He has coped with the difficulties of adapting, learning a new language, earning a living and finding his place in the U.S. as an artist. He is a member of the Arlington Arts Gallery.

The Foundry Gallery in Washington, DC in cooperation with the Department of Culture and Community at the Kurdistan Regional Government Office in Washington, DC will present gues artists, Lukman Ahmad's solo show: "A Small Hope" during the month of August. The opening reception will be held Friday, August 3 from 6PM to 8PM and the exhibit is open to the public from August 1, 2012 through September 2, 2012.

Press is invited to attend the public opening and opportunities for private comment with Lukman Ahmad. To request a meeting opportunity, please contact: Najat Abdullah at 202-821-1852 or email najat.abdullah@krg.org.

AUGUST ALL MEMBER EXHIBIT

In addition to the exhibit in the main Gallery, Foundry's Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly and is exhibited by a unique group of talented artists, please be sure to regularly visit the Foundry Gallery. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit www.foundrygallery.org.

VISIT THE FOUNDRY VIA OR VIRTUAL GALLERY

The Foundry Gallery has an on-line Virtual Gallery featuring several of our member's artwork. The tour was developed to promote its new Art Lease/Purchase Program. The program is designed to reach out to organizations or individuals who are looking to complement their environment with artwork that expresses their personal style or image. Artwork shown on the Virtual Gallery is currently available to lease, lease to purchase, or purchase outright through the Foundry Gallery. Detail information about each piece is available by clicking on the camera icon next to the artwork. More information on the artists may be found by clicking on the "!" next to the artwork.

To lease and/or purchase artwork, please contact the Foundry Gallery directly. Consultation services are also available where one of our representatives will work directly with you or your committee to assist in the selection process (hourly fees apply). Our contact information can be found by clicking on the contact icon in the main menu bar at the bottom of the Virtual Gallery screen.

To visit the Virtual Gallery, click on the image below, or copy the following link to your browser:
http://www.panoramastreet.com/live/Demos/foundry%20gallery%204-2012/.
Feel free to share our Virtual Gallery with friends, family and colleagues.

We always welcome visitors to our physical location at 1314 18th Street, NW, WDC 20036. Our website has an ongoing schedule of monthly solo shows, group exhibits and opening receptions.

Look for us on Facebook and Twitter!
Share our Virtual Gallery on your mobile device!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS!
(Visit our website for artist application and detail membership information.)





Studio Gallery Group Summer Show: Altered States

Devin Joyce, one of Studio Gallery's summer interns, is a currently pursuing a degree in photography at George Mason University.  "Altered States" runs until August 11th. The First Friday reception is August 3rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm
 
At first glance, it may feel like chaos. Different styles, mediums, and every color imaginable is displayed on the walls of the Studio Gallery this month...but that is the best part of a group show. Altered States does not serve as a superficial title, it is the essence of the show.

Each piece focuses on what “Altered States” mean to the individual artist, but you can't help but feel yourself transform as your eyes move from one piece to the next. Each piece expresses a different emotion or mood that the viewer must react to.

Markowski's “Spring Thaw” is built layer upon layer of metallic and colorful geometrical shapes. With space carved out, it allows you to view the delicacy in which they are placed upon each other. As you circle the piece, you feel as if it is constantly morphing, as you view something new with every turn.

As I moved to the next piece, I was enamored with Suzanne Yurdin's “Roses in the Rain”. I have much respect for painters as a whole, but a soft spot for those who do not try to hide the process, mistakes, and layers of paint the canvas has seen. I view it as a vulnerability, showing a little piece of the artist themselves. Yurdin's combination of light airy creams and whites with blood red blend beautifully together. The drip of paint here or the odd pencil mark there gives it life.

These two pieces have nothing in common, from medium to interpretation of altered states, but only one similarity: a strong representation of each artist. The show presents an opportunity to meet the artists of Studio Gallery. It may not be on a personal level, but their work speaks for them in a way words can not.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Foundry Gallery: "Call and Response"


CALL AND RESPONSE

PRESENTED BY:
THE ARTISTS OF THE ABSTRACT COLLECTIVE


EXHIBIT DATES: WED, JULY 04 - SUN, JULY 29, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: FRI, JULY 06, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00PM
LOCATION: 1314 18TH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036
REGULAR HOURS: WED - FRI, 1:00 - 7:00 PM, SAT & SUN NOON - 6:00 PM

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

An eclectic group of artists, including Foundry Gallery members and guest artists, present a diverse collection of bold, graphic paintings that combine organic elements and urban sensibilities.

The distinctive use of color, pattern and light in each work comes together to create an interactive, visual fusion that mimics the energy of improvised jazz music. Like musical riffs, the paintings call and respond to each other, producing a rhythmic harmony that is both joyful and dark.

The Artists of the Abstract Collective are: Ana Elisa Benavent*, Lisa Bohrer, Maruka Carvaial*, Ann Crain, Marie Crow, Denise Dittmar, Octavia Frazier, M. Jane Johnson, Katie Joselow, Cecilia Kalish, Paula Lantz and Meg MacKenzie (*Foundry Gallery member).


JULY ALL MEMBER EXHIBIT

In addition to the Artists of the Abstract Collective exhibit in the main Gallery, Foundry Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly and is exhibited by a unique group of talented artists, please be sure to regularly visit the Foundry Gallery. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit www.foundrygallery.org.

VISIT THE FOUNDRY VIA OUR VIRTUAL GALLERY

The Foundry Gallery has an on-line Virtual Gallery featuring several of our member's artwork. The tour was developed to promote its new Art Lease/Purchase Program. The program is designed to reach out to organizations or individuals who are looking to complement their environment with artwork that expresses their personal style or image. Artwork shown on the Virtual Gallery is currently available to lease, lease to purchase, or purchase outright through the Foundry Gallery. Detail information about each piece is available by clicking on the camera icon next to the artwork. More information on the artist may be found by clicking on the "!" next to the artwork.

To lease and/or purchase artwork, please contact the Foundry Gallery directly, Consultation services are also available where one of our representatives will work directly with you or your committee to assist in the selection process (hourly fees apply). Our contact information can be found by clicking on the contact icon in the main menu bar at the bottom of the Virtual Gallery screen.

To visit the Virtual Gallery, click on the image below, or copy the following link to your browser: http://www.panoramastreet.com/live/Demos/foundry%20gallery%204-2012/. Feel free to share our Virtual Gallery with friends, family and colleagues.

We always welcome visitors to our physical location at 1314 18th Street, NW, WDC 20036. Our website has an ongoing schedule of monthly solo shows, group exhibits and opening receptions.

Look for us on Facebook and Twitter!
Share our Virtual Gallery on your mobile device!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS!
(Visit out website for artists application and detail membership information.)


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rosana Azar: Twenty-Two Years Celebrating the Arts

A retrospective exhibition

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 22  6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Embassy of Argentina


Currently on exhibition at the Embassy of Argentina is a retrospective of Rosana Azar's 22 years as a painter in Washington, DC.  The retrospective emphasizes three stages of Azar's work. In the first stage, Azar begins her journey as a DC painter in her "Surrealist Dreams" phase.  Her painting process was dream-like; she scribbled until an image came alive through colors. The second phase is "New Dimensions."  These smaller-scale paintings often morph together into one larger work of art.  Azar connects many of these smaller paintings creating a large scale work of art.  The final and ongoing phase of Azar's work is her "Evolutions of Dreams" phase.  Azar fills canvases with texture, utilizing different mediums on white canvas, then places layers of translucent paint until an image appears.  Her images often appear spontaneously.  Azar creates images that cross cultural boundaries through her use of colors and textures, speaking to a place deep within viewer's souls.

The Embassy of Argentina was recently renovated.  It is a great time for everyone to see the new Embassy and experience the wonderful art of Rosana Azar.



Rosana Azar: Twenty-Two Years Celebrating the Arts is on exhibition through July 16 at the Embassy of Argentina located at 1600 New Hampshire Ave NW near Dupont Circle.  The retrospective is open from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for public viewing.  The Opening Reception will take place Friday, June 22 6:30-8:00 p.m. 


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Linda Touby: New Paintings

presented by Alex Gallery

Linda Touby's newest paintings from the Pigeon Series is currently on display at the Alex Gallery.  Touby's paintings evoke a sense of calming tranquility in which she masters a looser brushstroke paired with a soothing color palatte.  The Pigeon Series is inspired by Picasso's images of pigeons from Cannes in the late 1950s.  Just as Picasso's  The Pigeons nods to his predecessors, Touby similarly acknowledges her inspirations, yet pushes forward with more active brushstrokes and texture.  Her unique mixture of beeswax and oil painting create a lush luminous canvas rousing emotions of the rich sun found in Cannes.  Linda Touby: New Paintings is on view just in time for the emerging summer season!


Pigeons #82, 2011

Linda Touby: New Paintings will only be on display until the end of July at Alex Gallery.  The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11a.m.-5p.m.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CAROL RUBIN: A Review by Devin Joyce

Carol Rubin's show "Scapes and Escapes" runs until June 16th. Her artist's reception is this Saturday June 9th, from 4 - 6 PM. The exhibition and the reception are open to the public.

Day dreaming of beaches and pining for a vacation are all too common as summer greets us with rising temperatures and busy schedules. It is a tempting thought to abandon responsibilities for a day or just close your eyes for a moment to yourself. Or in my case, to explore Carol Rubin's current show: Scapes and Escapes. As the title suggests, it truly is an escape from the cloudy day hovering above me or a stressful to do list.

The walls are covered in a variety of landscapes that include city, coast, and 'mind-scapes'.

Rubin builds layers upon deteriorating layer in Orange Crush and City on a Hill, as you can almost feel as the pieces fracture and break away off in the distance. Rubin plays with the colors in a way that creates confusion between fore and background. These harsh urban pieces oppose the fluid, calming movement in her Palms and Tide pieces. The repetitive stripes of color serve to simplify the ocean tides but still create a recognizable coastline. Her series of Palm trees are an abstract perception of the patterns in the sky created by the leaves. Rubin's tracts of color through the thick layers of white show how light dances through the leaves on a sunny day.


One piece that stands apart from the recognizable scapes is Angle of Repose. This piece is titled after the architectural phrase which means, “ the angle where everything relaxes”. As Rubin explained the piece to me, it was very clear that is was an internal experience. These pieces on the canvas fit within each other and made sense to her. As a viewer, it stands out from the rest of the show because I was not looking for familiar architecture or elements of nature, but trying to explore it from Rubin's perspective.

Rubin discusses the role of empathy through her work, she explained that her paintings are an emotional experience. This show is infused with the seen and the imagined, the cool breeze and noises of the city, and an escape on every wall. Whether that may be a far away place or Carol's mind, they are all beautifully done.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Micheline Klagsbrun's "TREE FEVER"

This review of Studio Gallery's current solo show was written by new Studio Gallery intern, Lily Sehn. "Tree Fever" is on view now through June 16th. The Artist's Reception is June 9th from 4 - 6.
The concept of transformation transcends all other aspects of human difference. Change, and various emotions that result from our experiences with it, is the only thing that is predictable. Micheline's new series of mixed media paintings explores transformation and metamorphosis through works that draw from the literary sources of Ovid's Metamorphoses and the poetry of Dylan Thomas.

Three large canvasses interpret narrative scenes from the original Greek tale, and it is these three works that introduce the conceptual framework of the entire show. Daphne exists simultaneously as nymph and tree; Micheline has captured her in the moment of transformation where human movement and floral growth are intertwined and ultimately inseparable. The large, fluid areas of color and carefully articulated line further emphasizes the transformation happening in front of our eyes.


Micheline's interest in trees, and in Daphne's flowing hair is apparent in many of the works on display. At the end of Ovid's poem, it is Daphne's hair (in the form of the transformed Laurel leaf) that Apollo claims for his crown and symbol of victory, but unlike the leaves plucked from the tree that eventually fade away and die, Daphne's existence is eternal. The drawings on vellum, titled with lines from Dylan Thomas' poetry, seem to be inspired by this sense of perseverance and continuous transformation that Micheline's Daphne possesses. (Unlike Ovid's Daphne, who merely fades into a silent existence). These works are not directly related to the narrative of Metamorphoses but draw on the imagery of arboreal growth and personal transformation. “The Elm and the Grapevine Celebrate Their Thousandth Wedding Anniversary” portrays figures that are both human and vine, and which express to the viewer a sense of emotional attachment that is not often paired with plant growth. The figure in “...under the green laid veil...” remains human while becoming inseparable from the blanket of leaves that engulfs her.

Tree Fever draws together the worlds of literature and art in an exquisite pairing of the senses, and serves as a reminder of our own states of metamorphosis.

To learn more about Studio Gallery, the current exhibitions, or Micheline Klagsbrun, please visit www.studiogallerydc.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Foundry Gallery: "Touch Points II"

TOUCH POINTS II
WATERCOLORS BY KATHERINE BLAKESLEE

EXHIBIT DATES: WED, MAY 30 - SUN, JULY 01, 201
1
OPENING RECEPTION: FRI, JUNE 01, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 1314 18TH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036
REGULAR HOURS: WED - FRI 1:00 - 7:00 PM,
SAT & SUN NOON - 6:00 PM



ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Katherine Blakeslee is a watercolorist whose new work is a continuing exploration of nature and places real an d imaginary, familiar and strange, at home and abroad. She is fascinated by the connections between continents and peoples represented by the sea and the the sky we share.

This show's works include images from across the world where serenity
and turbulence sometimes co-exist. To Blakeslee, watercolor embodies the interplay of factors which make up our complex world. It can be both translucent and opaque, it can move slowly or quickly, and it can transcend boundaries and even the imagination of the artist. Like our world, watercolor is never within the individual artist's complete control, sometimes in wonderful co-creation.

Katherine Blakeslee has been interested in art and creative pursuits all her life. Self-taught as a watercolorist she began to explore painting in 2003, inspired, in part, by a painting she did as a child and saved by her father.

JUNE ALL MEMBER EXHIBIT

In addition to Katherine's solo exhibit in the main Gallery, Foundry's Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly and is exhibited by a unique group of talented artists, please be sure to regularly visit the Foundry Gallery. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit www.foundrygallery.org.


FOUNDRY VIRTUAL GALLERY

The Foundry Gallery now has an on-line Virtual Gallery featuring several of our member's artwork. The tour was developed to promote its new Art Lease/Purchase Program. The program is designed to reach out to organizations or individuals who are looking to complement their environment with artwork that expresses their personal style or image. Artwork shown on the Virtual Gallery is currently available to lease, lease to purchase, or purchase outright through the Foundry Gallery. Detail information about each piece is available by clicking on the camera icon next to the artwork. More information on the artists may be found by clicking on the "!" next to the artwork.

To lease and/or purchase artwork, please contact the Foundry Gallery directly. Consultation services are also available where one of our representatives will work directly with you or your committee to assist in the selection process (hourly fees apply). Our contact information can be found by clicking on the contact icon in the main menu bar at the bottom of the Virtual Gallery screen.

To visit the Virtual Gallery, click on the image below, or copy the following link to your browser: http://www.panoramastreet.com/live/Demos/foundry%20gallery%204-2012/
. Feel free to share our Virtual Gallery with friends, family and colleagues.


We always welcome visitors to our physical location at 1314 18th Street, NW, WDC 20036. Our website has an ongoing schedule of monthly solo shows, group exhibits and opening receptions.

Look for us on Facebook and Twitter!
Share our Virtual Gallery on your mobile device!


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS!
(Visit our website for artist application and detail membership information.)

Monday, May 14, 2012

MCA Open Studio Tour - This Weekend!


It's here! The 10th Semi-Annual Mid City Artist Open Studio Tour! In celebration, this weekend the DC Art Glass studio, along with twenty-five other artists, will be open to the general public. A wide variety of artistic mediums will be well represented including art glass, painting, mixed media, photography, metal sculpture, printmaking, and found object collage.

Come join the festivities! See where the artists create their work, explore one of DC's most vibrant neighborhoods, discover new businesses, check out new restaurants and, of course, browse & purchase fresh, new artwork! 

OPEN STUDIO

DATE: Sat & Sun, May 19 & 20
TIME: 11am - 5pm (individual studios vary)
LOCATION: 1322 Corcoran St, NW, WDC 20009

PLAN YOUR TOUR:
Browse the MCA website to see which artists are participating, what kind of art they create and who is new. Then, for a handy reference guide during the tour, download a map/brochure

TOUR TIP:
Plan to kick-off your tour at the DC Art Glass studio,
 open at least one hour before the other studios.
NEW WORK AT DC ART GLASS
During the tour, Robert's latest series of kilnformed vessels will be on display. These pieces were created using special reactive glass from Bullseye Glass in Portland, Oregon and they incorporate a special multi-firing technique perfected in Northern Ireland. Stop by the DC Art Glass studio to learn more!