Juried by Susan Goldman.
The exhibition is open to all artists who work, live or go to school in PG County, MD.
Deadline: September 23, 2009 by 5:00 pm
Contact Julia Morelli
This Saturday, August 15th, check out (and take part in) Mural Jam, the "capital’s largest public art event" at the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center (next to the Rhode Island Ave Metro station) to see over 100 artists paint a football field-sized wall.
The event is the culmination of local muralists mentoring kids over the past couple months in developing and designing public art. Watch them work from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., or even pick up a brush and join in. The event is free and geared towards all ages. It will feature activities for children, food, a community area for everyone who comes to pick up a brush and paint, and DJs with music for entertainment.
The event is sponsored by Albus Cavus, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program.
VISITING THE Katzen Arts Center at American University, one would not expect to see 12,000 pounds of clay lying on the floor. But that's exactly what's at the museum through Sun., part of Margaret Boozer's exhibition "Dirt Drawings."
"Usually, a museum is designed to take care of objects rather than foster their growth and evolution," says Katzen director and curator Jack Rasmussen. "This show is about the artistic process, instead of rows of pots."
Common Element Artists:
Patrick Burke, David Cook, Joe Corcoran, Cheryl P. Derricotte, Nancy Donnelly, Sean Hennessey, Michael Janis, Steven Jones, Brendan Kager, Jennifer Lindstrom, David D’Orio, Anne Plant, Ragan Sheridan, Erwin Timmers, Megan Van Wagoner and Sue Weisenburger.Hyattsville, MD – For the first time, Washington Glass School and DC Glass Works will join together for a one-of-a-kind exhibit of glass and sculpture, “The Common Element”.
Discover glass and sculpture from the area’s leading artists. Purchase a piece to display in your home or office – or mingle with instructors from both schools.
One of the nation’s leading warm glass studios, The Washington Glass School, has joined forces with the area’s largest hot glass studio DC GlassWorks. This collaboration has delivered an outstanding sculptural exhibition of work by the member artists and instructors.
The Washington Glass School is known for narrative and content-driven glass work, and DC GlassWorks has become an area favorite for sculptural blown glass artwork. Together they integrate the common element.
The Lustine Center
Arts District Hyattsville
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
A segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", "Artscape" takes a look at all things cultural around Arlington. In this episode, Philippa Hughes, founder of the Pink Line Project, and Jon Palmer Claridge, Program Director for Arlington Cultural Affairs, offer a behind the scenes tour of the new Arlington Cultural Center, scheduled to open in the fall of 2010.
By Kevin Mellema
In The Flesh II, at Target Gallery (in the Torpedo Factory), 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. The event runs through August 30. The gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with extended evening hours on Thursdays until 9 p.m. For more details, call 703-838-456, ext. 4, or seewww.torpedofactory.org/galleries/target.htm.
Note: Reception with juror's talk will be held
Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5 – 6 p.m.
The Common Element: Glass and Sculpture
August 15- September 6, 2009
Reception August 15, 2009, 4-6 pm
An exhibit of glass artwork from artists of the Washington Glass School and DC GlassWorks are featured in a show that links the two DC-area glass institutions:The Common Element.
Hosted by the organization ArtDC.org (in their new Hyattsville gallery at the Lustine Center), the collaborative spirit of the two studios is celebrated in this groundbreaking art show.
“The magic moment is to finish a piece and like what you see,” says Josephine Haden, whose work will be on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts June 5 - Sep 13, 2009 in an exhibition titled Stranger Than Paradise."
"Haden lives in Arlington, Va., and was the winner of a 2009 VMFA Fellowship."
The exhibition will be on view in VMFA’s Pauley Center through Sep 13, 2009.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007
G Fine Art, widely acknowledged as one of the premiere contemporary art galleries in Washington, D.C., will close in August. Housed on the second floor of a three-story galleries building, the gallery—whose stable features some of the most innovative and visible artists in the metropolitan area—will not renew its release after its current show closes, according to gallery director Annie Gawlak.
A Future For Journalism About The Arts - diacritical:
"In the past couple of years, half of all the staff arts journalism jobs in the US have been eliminated. In some cases, newspapers offloading their staff critics have replaced them with freelancers. In some cases, the freelancers have done a better job than the staffers they have replaced. But mostly not."
So the Annenberg School for Communication at USC and the National Arts Journalism Program are holding a summit on the future of arts journalism October 2. They're looking for projects that are trying to become that brilliant next model.
-Douglas McLennan's blog @ diacritical July 11, 2009
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