ArtSee Presents Alice Whealin at Cove Arlington

By Editorial Team on November 3, 2015

Wed, 04 November 2015 - Tue, 15 March 2016

Photo courtesy of cove.
Work by Alice Whealin. Photo courtesy of cove.


Opening: Wednesday, November 4 from 6pm to 8pm


On November 4, 2015 cove will partner with ArtSee to host a reception at their Rosslyn space (1735 Clarendon Blvd.) featuring the work of local artist, Alice Whealin. The works on display are from her series of cellular field landscapes.  The productive space will be hosting the work through March 15, 2016, and welcomes the public to tour the space, meet the artist, and see her work at the opening reception from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Alice Whealin’s work is derived from her interest in world art forms, ancient primal imagery and devotional art, calligraphy, cartoons, popular culture and science journalism, graffiti, and textiles. Her drawings explore, suggest and combine imagery from diverse sources, including human, animal and cellular forms. The worka presented at cove are drawings exploring contemporary ideas of landscape. Cellular fields, molecular-scapes and computer modeling ideas are the newer type of landscapes here.

Whealin earned a B.A. in Arts from Rowan University, with a Teaching Fellowship at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with Tufts University. While at Tufts, she did three years of graduate studies in Sculpture. Whealin moved to the DC area after her studies in Boston and has maintained her studio in Arlington, VA for over 20 years. During this time, Whealin has had solo exhibitions and exhibited in over a hundred curated group exhibitions. Whealin had work included in “Cream: The Washington Project for the Arts Exhibit/Art Auction” at the Katzen Art Center, American University Museum in 2010. Alice has held 4 large solos of 30 to 50 works each to date; these include the Mezz Gallery@Artisphere in 2010 and the McLean Project for the Arts in 2012.

Members of the cove community come from different backgrounds and work environments. cove was created with a simple objective: building places you want to be. They boast fast Wi-Fi, color printers, conference rooms, and now, local art for their members. Cove has been hosting local artists in their productivity spaces, since August 2014.

ArtSee works to bring local art and artists into each cove space with a six-month rotation of their work. With the recent rise of non-traditional gallery spaces, cove will become the first space of its kind to welcome artists into their community. Each artist will not only have their work displayed but will be introduced to the cove community through a series of receptions, talks and workshops, coordinated by ArtSee.

The exhibition is located at 1735 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.