Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bethesda’s Gallery B’s May exhibition features work by local artists, as well as a collaborative piece to be sold for charity.
Gallery B’s May exhibition includes pieces from seven local artists who, in addition to their individual works, will contribute to a group piece to be auctioned off during the month. The exhibition, called “Seven Variations and a Conversation,” features seven artists from Dupont Circle’s Foundry Gallery: Fran Abrams, Nancy Donnelly, Naomi Taitz Duffy, Judy Gilbert Levey, Donna K. McGee, Robert Wiener and Patricia Zannie. Several of the contributors are from the area; Levey is an oil painter from Bethesda, Abrams works on polymer clay out of Rockville and Wiener is a Washington, DC, native who owns a private art glass studio. As part of the exhibition at Gallery B (7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda), the artists collaborated on a group…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Barton Rubenstein's newest large-scale sculpture, "Vortex," is located in the courtyard of a Gaithersburg apartment building.
Chevy Chase sculptor Barton Rubenstein's latest large-scale sculpture, Vortex, recently was installed in the courtyard of Gaithersburg's Hidden Creek apartment home complex, at 559 Girard Ave., according to a statement from Barton Rubenstein Studios. Vortex was inspired by the many wind farms that Rubenstein and his family saw during a road trip across the country, the statement added. Last year, Rubenstein brought one of his sculptures—Skybound—to the 265-acre Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in southwestern Ohio. The 30-foot-tall sculpture's destination at a public sculpture park was a milestone in Rubenstein's career, Patch reported. And, Rubenstein—who lives in the Town of Somerset, Chevy Chase—recently announced a new commission—Botero …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Art Walk still drew a crowd, especially at the “Tunnel Vision” exhibition at the Bethesda Metro Station.
Despite the questionable weather and occasional rain, Bethesda Art Walk still drew a crowd on April 12, particularly at the exhibition near the Bethesda Metro Station. “Tunnel Vision: Art Under the Avenue,” an exhibition featuring the work of 12 regional artists, lines the walls of the pedestrian tunnel that runs under Wisconsin Avenue. The exhibition was part of the Bethesda Art Walk this month. The Bethesda Urban Partnership created the event in 2012 with the help of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, and they received a Downtown Merit Award for improving the public space. “Tunnel Vision is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results,” said David Downey, president and CEO of the International …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Chevy Chase glass artist Kathie Perry Lynch will be one of the more than 250 artisans to show work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival this month.
Chevy Chase glass artist Kathie Perry Lynch is one of the more than 250 artisans chosen by jury to show work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival this month. Lynch's speciality is creating hand-crafted fused glass artworks. "Fused glass is cutting layers of glass, assembling and then firing in a kiln at between 1,250 to 1,500 degrees," she explained to Patch. Lynch began her glass career 20 years ago at Glen Echo Park. "I was interested in fiber arts but stumbled into a fused glass class instead and never looked back," she said. She was a founding member of the Glen Echo Glass Art Consortium, she explains at her online shop. Lynch makes both sculptural and functional glass, bowls, platters, jewelry and more. "I have taken many classes from …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Works by Chevy Chase artist Betty Pomarede will be featured next month in a show at New York City's Agora Gallery.
Works by Chevy Chase artist Betty Pomarede will be featured next month in a show—Interpretive Realms—at New York City's Agora Gallery, according to a gallery statement. "Pomarede’s beautifully understated abstractions reveal the world of possibility that resides in a single color or shape. With oil paint and pastel, Pomarede transforms both outdoor vistas and small-scale objects into expanses of tone," the statement described her work. "Though her colors are divided into bold, angular forms, their hue and shade undulate with the utmost subtlety. In this tension between rigidity and flexibility, she finds the life of her work. There is no discernible representation of realist proportion or depth, but the artist’s chosen colors nonetheless …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Works by the "Somerset Artists" include oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, charcoal, prints, photography, wire sculpture and jewelry.
Looking for art to view a little closer to home than the National Mall? Check out the "Somerset Artists' " exhibit at the Friendship Heights Village Center. The exhibit features the art of artists from the Town of Somerset, and runs through Jan. 2, 2013. Works include oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, charcoal, prints, photography, wire sculpture and jewelry. An opening reception takes place on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Friendship Heights Village Center. Artists exhibiting work in the exhibition include: Cathy Abramson (oil painting), Iris Amdur (acrylic and mixed media), Judy Baldinger (abstract acrylic), Makarind Dehejia (watercolor), Ursula Dehejia (water color collage), Josiane Faubert (oil painting), …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Check out Radner's colorful, nature-inspired artwork in a quilt show running through Friday, Oct. 26, at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus.
Chevy Chase quilt artist Donna Radner is one of three artists exhibiting work in a quilt show at the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus in Rockville through Oct. 26. After working for the federal government in Washington, DC, in the 1970s, "I began making quilts in 1981, at first working by hand using traditional patterns. Starting to work by machine allowed me to work more spontaneously, letting my quilts evolve on the design wall from pieced units which combined to create the design," Radner stated in her website. "My recent work is inspired by my response to nature, particularly my love of the ocean and rocky coasts of New England and the spectacular mountain ranges and canyons found in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. My landscape …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Sculptor Barton Rubenstein, of the Town of Somerset, recently made the nine-hour drive to a sculpture park in Ohio to deliver his latest masterpiece.
Barton Rubenstein's Skybound sculpture has made it to its new destination—the 265-acre Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in southwestern Ohio. After a nine-hour trip in a rental truck, the 30-foot sculpture (which weighs about a ton) arrived at the park, where it will stay until 2014. Skybound is a sculpture made from a series of hollow, diamond-like shapes connected by an inner architecture that Rubenstein carefully concealed so that the diamonds appear to be floating above the ground, Patch reported last month. "Rubenstein said the piece came to life after he met with Harry T. Wilks, founder of Pyramid Hill, during a trip to Ohio last year. Rubenstein said while he was a finalist in a national competition at the University of Cincinnati, he …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
It's not too late to celebrate Independence Day. Stop by the Friendship Heights Village Center to see an Independence Day-themed, juried art exhibit.
This month, make Independence Day last a little bit longer with a visit to the Friendship Heights Village Center to see Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue—A Celebration of the Fourth of July, a multi-media, juried exhibit sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights and open to all area artists. This year's juror is artist Millie Shott, art curator at Friendship Heights Village Center whose artwork is included in the collection of the Georgetown University Hospital, the Marriott Collection, the Public Art Trust Collection of Montgomery County, the National Geographic Society and Fairfax Hospital, as well as in the personal collections of many area art collectors, according to the Friendship Heights Village News. Shott teaches …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Chevy Chase native Alexa Meade was recently featured on AOL's "You've Got Video" for her mixed-media art, which she creates by painting directly onto large-scale photographs. Watch the video on AOL.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011