Much anticipated, Interwoven -- the AAC provided a nice description of the exhibit and the work that I am sharing.
“For this juried exhibition, Melissa Messina, Senior Curator at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Kathryn Wat, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, selected an intriguing array of artwork with unusual subject matter and a surprising range of media--glass work, video, window decals, fiber work, photography, books, light boxes, mixed media sculpture, and an original wall mural in the Tiffany Gallery--from artists working around the corner in Arlington and as far away as Houston TX.
In one of AAC's nine galleries will be Saya Woolfalk's latest video project, The Empathics. Next door, viewers will find an installation by Allison Bianco with a 66 foot long print and floating balloons. Peer through a knot in a paper mache tree trunk to see Clarissa Gregory's fascinating animation. And see how an old afghan was transformed by Samantha Fields into an elegant mixed media fiber wall relief.”
What you won’t see in a web presentation is the size and scale of the work. You cannot examine the quality of execution. You can’t walk up within 12 inches to really see it.
The artists here and the people who manage the Arlington Arts Center are professionals who deserve community support that comes from being there, participating and engaging. It also comes from buying art.
A big global issue confronting artists of all kinds who are producers of intellectual property is getting paid for what they do. We need your support. Come and enjoy and plan to make art a part of your lives.
The Artists: Jehanne Arslan, Oakton VA; Gertrude Berg, Brooklyn NY; Allison Bianco, Silver Spring MD; Ryan Brennan, Brooklyn NY; Caroline Wells Chandler, Long Island City NY; RL Croft, Manassas VA; Matthew de Leon, Brooklyn NY; Nikki Farrand, Richmond VA; Samantha Fields, Avon MA; Joe Fish, Fairfax VA; Maggie Gourlay, Rockville MD; Clarissa Gregory, Baltimore MD; Melanie Kehoss, Arlington VA; Lily Kuonen, Jacksonville FL; Heidi Leitzke, Lancaster PA; Shawne Major, Opelousas LA; Susannah Mira, Houston TX; Rebecca Mushtare, Oswego NY; Marc Robarge, Falls Church VA; Katie Shaw, Richmond VA; Kristin Skees, Hampton VA; Jessica Smith, Tybee Island GA; Erwin Timmers, Mt. Rainier MD; Olivia Valentine, Brooklyn NY; Saya Woolfalk, Brooklyn NY; Martine Workman, Washington DC.
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is a private, nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work of regional artists from the Mid-Atlantic states. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and subsidized studio space, AAC serves as a bridge between artists and the public. The goal is to increase awareness and appreciation of, and involvement in, the visual arts in Arlington VA and the region.
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22201
Metro: Orange Line: Virginia Square
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 1 - 7 PM and Saturday - Sunday, 12 - 5 PM. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays