Gallery Openings and Events

Schlessinger Center’s Passage Gallery Presents Clare Winslow Passages

Photo courtesy of Passage Gallery.

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Reception: Saturday, February 10 from 2pm to 4pm
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The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to present a series of monotypes by Clare Winslow. The solo exhibition, Passages will be on display January 20, 2018 to March 5, 2018 with an artist’s reception scheduled for 2pm to 4pm Saturday, February 10, 2018.

A native of Washington DC and third-generation artist, Clare’s training includes a degree in painting, a master’s degree in teaching, and years of post-graduate study at the Corcoran College of Art. Her focus on printmaking has allowed her to integrate a broad range of artistic interests: drawing, photography, digital imaging and painting. Clare’s work has been included in group and solo shows in the US and overseas. She is a former Denbo fellow at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and received an Artist and Scholars Grant from the Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland in 2016. Clare’s work is united by the themes of connectivity, the decline of nature, and the passage of time. She teaches Printmaking at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.

The prints in Passages offer abstracted views of nature, light, and seasonal change. Clare has an experimental approach that combines monotyping with techniques such as screenprinting, mixed media, drawing, embroidery or drypoint.

“The images are directly influenced by the changes in light, time, and season that I witness through my studio window in Maryland, by memories of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, or the two years I spent living in Japan. I am especially interested in the hushed sense of waiting that accompanies a cusp, such as the advent of spring, the transition to autumn, or the moment between dusk and darkness. Some of the titles are influenced by poetry, such as in “Passing Between” (Basho) or “Hope is an Echo” (Sandburg).”

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Passage Gallery is located on the second level of the Schlesinger Center, which is located at 4915 E Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.