Friday, April 12, 2013
This month’s Art Walk coincides with the opening of “Fair Focus,” Gallery B’s April exhibition.
Gallery B is holding an opening reception Friday for its April exhibition, which residents can enjoy as part of the monthly Bethesda Art Walk. “Fair Focus,” which will be on display until April 27, will include “substantive, museum quality contemporary artwork,” according to a statement from the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Some of the artists have also had their work featured at the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of African Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. One of the featured artists, Maya Freelon Asante, of Baltimore, was recently featured in DC Magazine’s “Best of the City” and the Huffington Post’s “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers under 40 You Should Know.” Asante is known for her work with tissue quilts, and…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Check out the work of local artists at an opening reception during Friday’s Art Walk.
Bethesda and Potomac residents are among the local artists whose work is featured in this month’s Gallery B exhibition, and you can check out their work at an opening reception during Friday’s Art Walk. The January exhibition features artwork by Alice Kresse of Bethesda, Susan Tibolla Gray of Potomac, Patricia Affens of Olney, and Ceci Cole McInturff and Maya Ormsby of Washington, DC. Kresse is a graphic designer, art director and jewelry designer who recently returned to printmaking after a 30-year hiatus, according to a statement from the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Gray, who creates abstract work, often with mixed media, turned to artwork full-time in 2008 after a career as an attorney in the District. Affens, a former information …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Parisian cafe/art gallery south of Chevy Chase Circle has a new chef—and a new kitchen.
Terasol—a Parisian cafe/art gallery south of Chevy Chase Circle—has a new chef: Hector Guerra, from The Caucus Room, in downtown Washington, DC, The Washington Post reported. The business, located at 5010 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, is "a café situated in a veritable art gallery," according to its website. To entice Guerra from The Caucaus Room to Terasol, owner Alan Moin had to upgrade the kitchen, at Guerra's request, The Post reported: "He didn’t have a kitchen," says Guerra, whose idea of a proper workspace includes more than a convection oven, an electric stovetop and a refrigerator. "For me to come" from the Caucus Room downtown, "I couldn’t just do sandwiches. I wanted to do some real cooking." Guerra started cooking at …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Gallery will return to its former storefront location to exhibit the work of artist David FeBland.
The Fraser Gallery, which closed its Bethesda storefront location last year, is set to return to Bethesda to host an exhibit by New York City-based artist David FeBland. The exhibition is slated for Oct. 3 through Oct. 28 at Gallery B. Now a community art gallery operated by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Gallery B is the Fraser Gallery’s former downtown Bethesda location. Fraser Gallery founder Catriona Fraser was among several Bethesda gallery owners who closed their doors following the economic downturn. In recent months, “I’ve been doing exactly the same thing I’ve been doing the last 15 years – selling art – just without the storefront location,” Fraser said. Fraser continues to …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Artists can apply for month-long exhibits at the community art gallery from January through December of next year.
The future is looking bright for Gallery B. The community art gallery, which has operated successfully since opening in October of 2011, has seen the lease for its Wisconsin Avenue space extended through December of 2013, according to Bethesda Urban Partnership spokeswoman Stephanie Coppula. BUP, which operates the gallery along with the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, is seeking artists and curators interested in applying for month-long exhibits there from January through December of next year. “The lease was initially going to expire at the end of September 2012,” Coppula said. In the spring, BUP and property owners Bethesda Place agreed to extend the lease through the end of the year, and within the past two months finalized an …
Friday, June 15, 2012
You've made your nominations on Potomac Patch and Bethesda Patch. Now let's put it to a vote and name a Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Where can you find the best art gallery in Potomac and Bethesda? Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about art to nominate the best galleries around Potomac and Bethesda. The nomination period ended July 9. Voting begins July 23 and ends at midnight Aug 17. Nominees were added as comments below and Patch is using its discretion in adding to the nominations if readers declined to weigh in. Remember, voting will be closed before July 23 and after Aug. 17. During live voting, you'll be asked to create an account in order to cast your ballot. Thanks in advance for your participation! PS: Sign up for the Potomac or Bethesda newsletter to …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Vote for your favorite art gallery in this summer's Readers' Choice series.
When you want to stroll through an art gallery—and maybe even purchase some art for your home or office—where do you go for the most interesting, original works of art? Help Patch determine the best art gallery in or near Chevy Chase by voting for your favorite art gallery in the poll at the bottom of this article. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. During live voting, you'll be asked to create an account in order to cast your ballot. Thanks in advance for your participation! Sign up for the Chevy Chase Patch newsletter for news and updates in Chevy Chase.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
"Gallery B" will debut during the monthly event Oct. 14.
Heading to Art Walk this month? If so, you’ll get a first glimpse at Bethesda’s newest art gallery. Gallery B, located in the former Fraser Gallery space on Wisconsin Avenue, will debut during Art Walk Oct. 14. It will be the latest to participate the monthly Art Walk event, the Bethesda Urban Partnership announced, joining seven other galleries, restaurants and businesses. They include Bella Italia, California Tortilla, L'Eclat de Verre, Upstairs Art Studios, Washington School of Photography, Waverly Street Gallery, and the Waygoose Redux. The second Friday of the month, participating venues keep their doors open late to showcase the work of local, regional and national artists. The new community gallery is operated by the Bethesda Urban …