February 24, 2024


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Artful Weekend April 23-24 – The Art League


Welcome to Clever Weekend, our manual to exciting and appealing ways to take pleasure in artwork in person or just about.


This weekend: Screen Dream and Life is Fragile: Manage With Care at the League Canvas Fulfills Curve at The Athenaeum Tikkun Olam—Repair the World at IA&A at Hillyer and The Electric power of the Flower at Yellow Barn Gallery.



Monitor Aspiration

The Aftermath by Barbara Boylan Watercolor and ink

Lights! Camera! Action! Display screen Dream, our April themed exhibit, takes its cue from the huge and small display screen. Member artists established works—drawings, paintings, glass, blended media, sculpture, and photography–—inspired by the tales, illustrations or photos, writers, actors, directors, and musical scores from well-liked movies and tv.

In the spirit of the exhibit’s theme, film and television actor Xander Berkeley served as juror. He is recognised for roles in Terminator 2: Judgment Working day and Air Drive One particular motion pictures, and a lot more lately primetime sequence The Mentalist and 24. Alongside with individuals qualifications, Berkeley is also an completed painter and sculptor.

Display Aspiration is on look at by Could 1.



Life is Fragile: Manage With Care by Amy Browning-Dill

Tackle With Care by Amy Browning-Dill

In this show, combined media artist Amy Browning-Dill seeks to check out the strategies in which human beings are linked to ecology: how we pollute the earth, wipe out it, and how this destruction finally affects us. As she considers people to be part of this pure earth, she aims to not only display how we are wrecking havoc on non-sentient everyday living, but to check out how humanity by itself suffers from our wantonness. Lifestyle is Fragile: Tackle With Care is on look at through Could 1.



Canvas Meets Curve Paul Cunningham and Sabiha Iqbal

Paul Cunningham, Violet Dusk, mixed media, Flashe on Evolon, 25” x 24” x 5”



Sabiha Iqbal, A New Dawn, oil on canvas, 48” x 36”

Sabiha Iqbal and Paul Cunningham have been portray, critiquing, and exhibiting with a group of nearby artists considering the fact that they achieved at the Corcoran School of Artwork and Style 7 many years ago.  The Athenaeum display is the initial joint exhibition for the two artists.  Although the formal areas of their operate look really various, they have usually been struck by the means in which their bodies of function echo each individual other.  At periods their coloration palettes converge serendipitously, though the summary figurations in Sabiha’s canvases enjoy off the bends and curves of Paul’s three-dimensional parts.  Each artists endeavor to produce a perception of motion and rhythm in their do the job. Canvas Meets Curve is on look at by way of May well 29. There will be an opening reception this Sunday, April 24, from 4 – 6 p.m. 201 Prince Avenue, Alexandria, VA.



Hillary L. Steel: Tikkun Olam—Repair the Earth

Textile: Ikat Resist Dyeing, Hand Weaving, Stitching Approx. 96 x 102 x 3 inches


“Craft is common and speaks all languages,” states fiber artists and trainer Hillary L. Metal, who specializes in weaving and resist dyeing. “Handmade objects quietly speak volumes about one’s lifestyle and identification, aesthetics, and reason.”  Tikkun Olam—Repair the Earth, Steel’s exhibit at IA&A at Hillyer, features  hand-woven wall parts in which she incorporates ikat and shibori (in Spanish, jaspe and amarras). Metal will conduct a demo and artist chat at the gallery this Saturday, April 23, from 1 – 2 p.m. Her exhibit is on perspective through May perhaps 1 9 Hillyer Court docket, NW.



The Electric power of the Flower: Portraits of Buds and Blooms

The Energy of the Flower: Portraits of Buds and Blooms at Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, capabilities 70 is effective by regional painters with the concept of flowers—joyful reminders to treasure the natural world in celebration of Earth Working day weekend. With depictions of flowers’ majestic sorts and colours, as properly as their fragile nevertheless resilient and playful character, the paintings are an elixir of joy at this tough time. It opens tomorrow, with a reception from 5 – 8 p.m., and will be on look at by way of Sunday, April 24 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD.


Love the weekend!



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