Saturday, September 12, 2009

McLean Project for the Arts / New Exhibitions

September 17 – November 7, 2009
Reception and Gallery Talk, September 17, 7 – 9 PM

Tom Baker, To My Way of Thinking, silk screen/relief, 7 x 9 inches

Michael Janis, The Tower,Tarot Card Series, cast glass with sgraffito glass powder imagery

Allegra Marquart, The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings 18"x18", two color sand carved glass

Emerson Gallery:
To Tell the Tale: Works by Allegra Marquart, Michael Janis and Tom Baker
These three artists make art that dabbles in storytelling and takes the viewer on a journey into the mind of the maker. Marquart mines the fairy tale for both content and imagery. Janis leads a guided tour of the interpretations and impressions he finds in the Tarot fortune telling system. Baker opens the door to both his conscious and unconscious thoughts as they take the form of unlikely images ranging from kitchen mixers to rockets. Executed in both glass and various print media, these works engage the viewer in an imaginative attempt at interpretation.

Uncharted Sky: Sculpture by Novie Trump
Atrium Gallery
These sculptures by Northern Virginia artist Novie Trump depict books, reliquaries, houses, boats, bones and birds, and draw on her training in classical archeology and interest in ancient myths and tales. Trump creates works from clay that possess the warm and worn patina of classical antiquity, while exploring timeless themes such as love, fear, death, courage and transformation.

Paintings by Marise Riddell
Ramp Gallery
Longtime MPA/Corcoran teacher and artist Marise Riddell exhibits abstract paintings exploring order and chaos. Using layers and visual transparency, these works are influenced by time spent in the American Southwest among Native American cultures, and by the customs, colors and spiritual beliefs that permeate that unique environment.

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean Community Center
McLean, VA

Emerson Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm
The Atrium and Ramp Galleries are open during the community center hours
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