Travelling along old U.S. highways is adventurous and full of visual opportunities for artists. Having done some of that this summer along U.S. 40 provides insight.
U.S. 17 is the “Coastal Highway” that spans southeastern US along the Atlantic Coast. It goes all the way to Punta Gorda, Florida. To get to it from the DC Metro, one must travel to Paris (Virginia), a small unincorporated village in Fauquier County. It is where the “Northwestern Turnpike” begins, aka, U.S. 50. Like U.S. 1, U.S. 17 parallels I-95.
Catherine Powers is exhibiting photographs at Gallery Underground and among them is a view of U.S. 17. The gallery is hosting a reception for her on November 8th, and that is a time to see the featured artist and other art that exhibited here, mostly from members of the Arlington Artists Alliance.
Photography is an excellent art form. Here is a bio from the artist.
“I am a portrait and fine art photographer based in the Washington, D.C. area. Photographs should tell a story. My photography tells the story of the land, the people and the culture of the places that I explore, documenting treasures from our past, as well as telling a visual narrative of the present. I use a blend of photojournalism, editorial and fine art photography, combining composition, color and light to create images that are contemporary and natural. My most recent project is a collection of photographs taken along U.S. 17, the 1,100 mile southern byway that traverses marsh-lined rivers, pristine white beaches, quaint fishing villages, small farms, proud military towns, large cities, and historic communities.
My work has been exhibited at galleries around the Washington, D.C. area, including ArtSpace Herndon, Workhouse Art Center, Art in City Hall, Gallery West, Edison Gallery Place, and the Joseph Miller Center for Photographic Arts, and featured in local newspapers and magazines.”
“Exhibit: “U.S.17: Traveling the Scenic Highway”, a solo exhibit of photographs by Catherine Powers
Dates: November 1-24
Reception: Friday, November 8, 2013, 5-8pm
This exhibit features photographs taken along U.S. 17, the 1,100 mile southern byway that traverses marsh-lined rivers, pristine white beaches, quaint fishing villages, small farms, proud military towns, large cities, and historic communities.
EXHIBIT: Gallery Members’ show
DATES: November 1-November 24
Gallery Underground also features a new exhibit by gallery members in the Main Gallery, featuring an array of media, including sculpture, glass, ceramics, watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media.
Located in the Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, this visual arts venue is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) and Vornado/Charles E. Smith to showcase the work of established and emerging regional artists. Over 40 artists exhibit paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass work, ceramics and jewelry. Gallery Hours: M-F 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free all day Saturdays and after 4:00 on weekdays. For more information please check www.galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652.
Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202