December 7, 2023


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Artful Weekend March 26-27 – The Art League


Welcome to Clever Weekend, our information to enjoyable and appealing techniques to appreciate artwork in particular person or practically.


This weekend: Two photography exhibits and a member show at the League Linda Stein’s and Mil Lubroth’s abstracts at Tradition Home DC Renee Balfour’s character-motivated wooden sculptures at Amy Kaslow Gallery  and Michael Crossett’s layered silkscreens at Lengthy Watch Gallery.



March Open up Show

Horsehair Raku Lidded Vessel with Clay Fragment and Turquoise by Phyllis Roderer

Open Reveals at The Art League present an array of works in a wide range of mediums established by our member artists. March’s Open up Show features 97 artworks, and was juried by Gage Branda, artist, educator and Development & Curatorial Coordinator at the American Visionary Art Museum.

Jennifer Allevato acquired the Finest-in-Show Award for her painting Cornflower Blue Traces and Flowers. Suggests the artist:

“These are not bouquets, they are paintings of bouquets: items designed 100% by my hands. The actions, the strains, the brushstrokes, the drips: all indications that a individual was below. These eye-popping, imperfect borders are just a different reminder of the act of producing. Correctly imperfect.”

Allevato presented Seated, an exhibition consisting of vibrant, blended media paintings of interior areas with unoccupied chairs, as our May perhaps 2021 Solo Artist. Here she talks about it.

The March Open up Show is on see through April 3.



Girls All around the Planet

“Tattooed Nun” by Kathryn Mohrman

In the course of Women’s Record Month we are enthusiastic to present Women About the Planet, a photography exhibition by Solo Artist Kathryn Mohman. As a globetrotting photographer, Mohrman is fascinated by individuals with a person foot in their standard culture and the other in the fashionable world. For her exhibit Girls From Around the Entire world she trains her lens on girls living that form of duality.

“The photos expose ladies from all-around the environment: functioning, celebrating, experiencing their children, searching curiously at the photographer,” claims the Mohrman. “These illustrations or photos celebrate the several strategies in which women of all ages around the planet pursue the similar aims in lifestyle that you and I do.” Women of all ages about the World is on watch as a result of April 3.



Exclusive Show: The Photographic Course of action

“Castle” by Lori Walsh-Van Wey

The Photographic System is a particular exhibit that highlights the large scope of photographic tactics and the distinctive approaches that photographers use to produce their do the job, from hand produced negatives to digital pictures, tintypes, cyanotypes, and extra. This show was juried by Em White, a visual artist and documentarian, specializing in historic photographic procedures and huge structure perform. It is on look at through April 3.



Observed/Unseen: Linda Stein and Mil Lubroth

Linda Stein Profile Landscape (0438.066), acrylic on board, 8.5 x 11.5 inches, 1975


Mil Lubroth Women 2 (element), painted display screen-print on paper, 19×19 inches, ca.1960-1990

Jewish-American artists Linda Stein’s and Mil Lubroth’s late abstract and early modern paintings, is effective on paper, and collages have mostly escaped the general public eye. Connected by their semi-abstract, colorful aesthetics as well as a shared sense of getting outsiders, equally artists’ variations broke from the creative norms of the 1960s-1990s. Noticed/Unseen is a dialogue about the necessity of breaking convention, the ways artists reconcile the vulnerability of reliable expression with the solace of resourceful expression, and what it implies to be remembered after historical exclusion. It is on perspective through Could 14 at Culture Residence DC, 700 Delaware Avenue, SW.



Renee Balfour: Character Unbound

Flight by Renee Balfour walnut, 54″ x 25″

Sinewy, smooth, sleek and utterly multi-dimensional, Renee Balfour’s sculpted functions come from nature’s treasure of trees, the cherry and black walnut increasing in White Oak Canyon along Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Manipulating significant band saws and tiny chisels, her experienced palms open up up the grains of these majestic woods her turns produce new traces with room and color. Character Unbound, at Amy Kaslow Gallery, features nine of Balfour’s functions mounted alongside whitewashed partitions, their curves and spikes casting shadows that transition in density and length through the working day and into the night. It is on look at through April 3 4300 Forham Highway, NW.



Michael Crossett: Flipside

Michael Crossett, Potential Forever, 36″ circle, acrylic screen prints with resin on Wood panel, 2022.

Michael Crossett’s layered silkscreens are affected by city landscapes and his existence in just them. Even so, locked indoors all through the pandemic, he had to request alternate inspiration and turned to music and album artwork.  Flipside was encouraged by a tune of the same title by 1 of his favorite bands, Every thing But The Girl. The track asks the identical questions Crossett seeks to check out in his work: Was lifestyle better in the ahead of-times (equally in reference to one’s youth and in a pre-pandemic earth)? It is on view at Prolonged View Gallery as a result of May possibly 1 1234 9th Avenue NW.


Delight in the weekend!


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