Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: November 2022 Exhibit, IMPRESSIONS AND BIOMES by Nada Romanos Abizaid, and The Art of Transformation at the League; Tim Doud: Prolepsis at Hemphill; The Magic of Glass at Gallery B; and Marylyn Dintenfass: Never Lose the Blues at Cheryl Numark Fine Art.
November 2022 Exhibit
Diverse works in different mediums are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month’s exhibit features 98 artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, photography, printmaking and more. It was juried by painter Joe Ramira Garcia.
Join The Art League for the opening reception celebrating November’s artists on Friday, November 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
IMPRESSIONS AND BIOMES by Nada Romanos Abizaid
Ceramic artist Nada Romanos Abizaid invites viewers on a sensorial journey through sculptural forms in her solo exhibit IMPRESSIONS AND BIOMES, inspired by natural sites. Tactile and conceptual imprints are embodied in works depicting biomes and a playful dialogue among the forms. Hand-built with clay, glazed, and fired by various methods, these sculptures evoke the integral rapport between Earth’s living landscapes and the atmospheric conditions that shape them.
Abizaid will be in conversation about her exhibit and process at The Art League Gallery Friday, November 18, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. RSVP here.
Special Exhibit — The Art of Transformation: Ceramics and Bladesmithing from the Artist Veterans of the IMPart Program
The Art of Transformation, this year’s IMPart exhibition, features an array of ceramics and knives handcrafted by military veterans in our IMPart Program. IMPart connects recently Injured Military Personnel with visual arts experiences created for personal enrichment, relaxed social engagement, the improvement and redevelopment of fine motor skills, and expressive catharsis. The Art of Transformation is on view through December 4.
Tim Doud: Prolepsis
Painter Tim Doud’s interest in fabric came about from his previous work in portraiture where his subjects dressed for sittings. Through the intense demand of painting the details of their attire, Doud became inspired by the symbolism of the clothing. Prolepsis, Hemphill’s inaugural exhibition of Doud’s paintings, features three works selected from ongoing large-scale projects that are connected by a focus on fabric and the semiotic nature of fabric patterns. The paintings are loud and boisterous, overflowing with the visual drama of conflicting abstract imagery. Prolepsis opens Saturday, November 12 with a reception from 6 – 8 pm, and is on view through December 23. Hemphill is located at 434 K Street NW.
The Magic of Glass
The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) presents The Magic of Glass at Bethesdaʼs Gallery B. It showcases Guild members’ work, including mosaic, fused, stained, and blown glass. An opening reception in conjunction with the Bethesda Urban Partnershipʼs Art Walk is on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 6 – 8 pm. It is on view through December 3. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD.
Marylyn Dintenfass: Never Lose the Blues
Cheryl Numark Fine Art presents Marylyn Dintenfass: Never Lose the Blues, the artist’s first at the new gallery space. The survey exhibition includes a curated selection of paintings and works on paper from her most recent Stellar, Oculus, and Ocular series made between 2015 – 2021. All works incorporate some element of blue, as referenced in the exhibition title, which for the artist is a powerful color that elicits a wide range of emotions—optimistic to depressive—aesthetics, and interpretations. It is on view through January 29. Cheryl Numark Fine Art is located at 4726 Linnean Avenue NW. The exhibition can also be viewed on Artsy.
Enjoy the weekend!