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What Juneteenth Means To You
At our annual Juneteenth celebration this past Saturday Arts On A Roll asked attendees to fill a massive canvas with their response to the question: What does Juneteenth mean to you? They responded with thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. Visit the post on our Facebook page and add your own answer to the question https://www.facebook.com/Artspgparks/photos/a.1453921334850024.1073741828.1433978450177646/1889988077910012/?type=3&theater in the comments. ... Read More
Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Sally Davies, Playing With Water and Dots
Playing With Water, watercolor, by Sally Davies. Winner of The Art League Award for Best in Show in our July Open Exhibit. The title of this painting raises a question: does “playing with water” refer only to the children in the picture? Or could it also be that the artist is enjoying experimenting with watercolor again, after preparing for an exhibit of acrylic paintings on canvas? Sally Davies was the winner of this month’s best in show award for Playing With Water. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s ... Read More
Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017By The Art League
2nd Star Productions Presents Mary Poppins At Bowie Playhouse
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 film this authorized Disney musical production was adapted for West End and Broadway by Julian Fellowes the creator of Downton Abbey and won the Olivier award in 2005. The original Broadway production ran for over 2500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Dancing chimney sweeps flying kites spoonfuls of sugar and classic Disney songs you know and love! Directed by Fred Nelson Produced by Eugene Valendo Music Direction by Sandy ... Read More
Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Meet The Artists of Shakespeare in the Parks AS YOU LIKE IT: Christian Gibb
Christian Gibbs: Orlando 1.Whats youre background? I was born in the Caribbean raised in NYC and the DMV. I love bringing words to life through performance. My grandfather was my personal griot; his joy in storytelling inspires me. 2. Whats your favorite thing about performing in front of a live audience? One of my favorite things is the sharing of energy between the audience and actor. The connection to a live audience is very different than to a camera or no audience at all. 3. What has been the most ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Artist Opportunities #379
Etching by Art League printmaking instructor Pamela Day. On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area and beyond. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. Photography at Del Ray Deadline: August 26. For Captured Beauty, Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio are seeking fine art photography that showcases artists’ visions of beauty. Poster contest Deadline: September 8. Picturing Freedom is a nationwide poster contest to focus attention on the global and ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017By The Art League
Call For Exhibition Proposals From Visual Artists
Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is now accepting visual art exhibition proposals for consideration in its 2018-19 main gallery exhibit schedule. All mediums considered and selected for review by the Arts/Harmony Hall Gallery Advisory Committee. Group exhibition proposals are also encouraged. Deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday August 11 2017. This call is open to Visual artists living or working in the greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. The following submission guidelines apply: 1. A cohesive body of work. 2. The number of pieces of work must be sufficient to cover 200 ... Read More
Published on Sunday, July 9, 2017
July Draw-a-Bird Day
Appropriately enough for July, we have a Bald Eagle, drawn by Linda Norton: Linda Norton: Bald Eagle, colored pencil. These are other great birds for DAB-Day, July 8, 2017. Remember, any of you can submit a bird for our blog. Send a photo of your art to [email protected] Tara Hamilton: Angry Bird, iPad app. Tom Eichenberger: Young Kiwi. Mixed media. But if you want to know, it’s wood, plaster, cork, wire, acrylic paint, screw, glass beads, and, the piece de resistance, a porcupine quill. Vera Armstrong, age 6: Flamingo. Crayon ... Read More
Published on Saturday, July 8, 2017By wisemarian
Free, Fun Art Events This Weekend in DC
The summer’s just begun, and there are lots of great arts and cultural events to find around DC! See some below, and let us know if we missed anything good! (By the way — this is also the first weekend to catch our July exhibits here in the gallery!) Helen Frankenthaler (photograph by Gordon Parks, 1956) Friday through Monday: Helen Frankenthaler for kids Where: The National Gallery of Art. For ages 4–7, the free program Investigate: Helen Frankenthaler explores the painter’s inspiration and process, then invites the kids to make ... Read More
Published on Thursday, July 6, 2017By The Art League
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