If you get out tomorrow, enjoy the fall splendor, indulge your eyes with the beauty of art, meet the artists and support this wonderfully creative aspect of our community, the Mid City Artists. Stop by Regina Miele's new space on 14th Street. She just moved in across the street from Raven Arts. Regina has a brand new light filled space which houses her studio, frame shop in back and a gallery with street level access. It's as inviting as she is and presently filled with some of her beautiful oil paintings.
harmon art lab is the creation of artists Peter e Harper and Thomas Drymon and is just down the street in a space that houses a gallery and artists studios on the upper floor. HAL is a creative collaboration that ties art curator, artist and viewer into an interactive dialogue of ideas and engagement.
Thomas Drymon and Peter e Harper at HAL
Painter Sally Kauffman just moved into her new studio in the building where you can see her oil and acrylic abstract paintings.
Painter Sally Kauffman in her studio.
Robert Weiner of DC Art Glass
Robert Weiner's glass bowls
I'm always delighted to step into the studio of found object sculptor Chuck Baxter. It's a mixture of delight and recognition of the found objects that are transformed into whimsical sculpture.
Chuck Baxter in his Studio.While I was checking out his work, a music box sculpture was purchased by someone as soon as they heard it. The person was reminded of her childhood from the bits and pieces and sounds of the piece. Chuck's work is definitely a must see!
Music box. SOLD
Chuck Baxter - found object sculptures
21 Member Artists are Opening Their Doors to the Public and it's free to go see them. Plan your visits in advance by flipping through the artists' pages online to see what you like, who is new, and who is participating. The Fall Open Studios runs from 12 to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23. Spend your weekend visiting Mid City Artists and see the community on foot, bike or public transit. Download the map to guide you along. Use the Capital Bikeshare program to get around. Find more information and a handy reference map. http://www.midcityartists.com/.You'll be able to pick up a printed map at many of the locations.
Have fun and buy some art!