VisArts | Nanette Bevan Tangerine

By East City Art Editorial Team on May 13, 2024

Fri, May 17 2024 — Wed, June 12 2024

Image Courtesy of Nanette Bevan


Opening Reception: May 31 from 7-9pm


VisArts presents Nanette Bevan Tangerine. The new exhibition opens May 17 and will be on view in the Concourse Gallery through June 12. A fused glass workshop will be held May 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. An opening reception and artist talks will be held May 31 from 7-9 p.m.

Artist Statement
I find it challenging to somehow distill my life and my work to a few sentences. The best I can do is share a glimpse of myself through my current work. For while I’ve been working in glass for over 20 years, I’ve probably been learning as much about myself as anything else during that time. If you want the work to reflect something about yourself, it’s a good idea to know who that is and understand how much changes and how much remains the same.

This year, post- what I have been calling “High-Covid,” I’ve been drawn to color, lots of color, intense and saturated and vibrant. Tangerine is the result.

About the Artist
Nanette Bevan creates luminous interior landscapes with glass. Her larger pieces explore opalescent worlds without boundaries and floating dreamscapes. Her smaller vessels explore abstract forms and colorful patterns, inviting the viewer to bring beauty into everyday life.

Bevan’s work is inspired by stories that seek to make sense out of an unknowable world; the endless color explorations of Paul Klee; and the beautiful, strange, and often unpredictable changes that heat will create in glass. When the kilns are full, she carries her love of color onto paper and canvas.

Over the past 20 years, Bevan’s work has been shown in exhibitions across the country. Originally from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, she now lives in Maryland and thinks often of snow.

Bevan is a VisArts Associate Artist and faculty member.

About VisArts
VisArts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a hub for the visual arts that engages nearly 30,000 visitors annually through contemporary art exhibitions, a studio artist program, art classes and camps, VisAbility Art Lab (a supported studio for artists with disabilities), community art programs, the annual Rockville Arts Festival, and event space. Founded in 1987, VisArts is committed to our mission of transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.

VisArts is in Rockville Town Square, three blocks from the Rockville Metro station, at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Md.
Galleries are open Wednesday-Thursday/Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m. and Friday, 12-8 p.m. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Visit or call 301.315.8200 for more information.