Artful Weekend November 26-27 – The Art League


Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: November 2022 ExhibitIMPRESSIONS AND BIOMES by Nada Romanos Abizaid, and The Art of Transformation at the League; Abdulrahman Naanseh: The Kingdom of Red Lines at Mason Exhibitions; What Brings Me Joy at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop; and Jenny Wilson Paintings and Collage at The Yellow Barn Gallery.



November 2022 Exhibit

Aja by Dian McDonald; photography

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.



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.



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.



The Kingdom of Red Lines     

The Kingdom of Red Lines, 2022

Abdulrahman (Abi) Naanseh’s calligraphy is a personal response to the tangled narratives of religion and politics that characterize life in his native Syria. Grounded in classical forms while evolving his own stylistic methods, Naanseh has developed a practice that incorporates research and readings of ancient Arabic language and modern Arabic poetry, linguistic analysis of Arabic words and sounds, as well as direct experience of the social pressures engrained in religion and politics. Abdulrahman Naanseh: The Kingdom of Red Lines is a solo exhibition of the artist’s recent Arabic calligraphy on paper and canvas. It is on view through December 16 at Mason Exhibitions, George Mason University Wchool of Art, Art and Design Building, Suite 2050, 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA. 



What Brings Me Joy 

Tree Climbers by Carolyn Rondthaler; Watercolor

What Brings Me Joy, a group exhibition by the Capital Hill Art League, opens so many doors for art interpretation. Art itself brings us joy, as do the people and places that inspire it. This non-juried show displays a wide range of interpretations of joy. It is on view through December 9 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 545 7th Street SE, and online here. 



Jenny Wilson Paintings and Collage 

Blues in Winter

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Paintings and Collage, a solo show by area artist and jazz musician Jenny Wilson, on Saturday 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Wilson will give an artist talk both days at 2 pm, followed by a reception and live music by the Jenny Wilson Jazz Duo. The yellow Barn Gallery is located in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD. 


Enjoy the weekend!

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