Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville | Andrea Cybyk Growing Still

By East City Art Editorial Team on August 23, 2023

Fri, September 8 2023 — Tue, September 26 2023

Tropical Dance – Andrea Cybyk
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8 from 5-8pm

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is delighted to host Andrea Cybyk for the month of September. The exhibit, “Growing Still” runs from August 31st through September 26th at Artists and Makers Studios, with an opening reception on Friday, September 8th, 5 – 8pm. The luscious, modern botanical paintings in Andrea Cybyk’s exhibit “Growing Still” capture moments of calm within the messy reality of life. From subdued to vibrant, each piece invites the viewer to pause, take a breath and reconnect with the abundance of nature all around us. Andrea’s process combines painting and monotype techniques using acrylic paint on paper and translucent polyester film. She works directly with plants, capturing crisp silhouettes and intricate textures. The plants she chooses are resilient and determined – bamboo, invasive grasses and other vigorous spreaders that flourish largely without assistance. Like tidying an overgrown garden, she set some rules for creating this body of work to help filter, focus and celebrate the process: analogous hues rather than a cacophony of colors; one plant at a time, not the whole garden; and liberal use of clean white space for contrast. Each piece follows or breaks these rules according to whim. Collectively, they weave a rich and enveloping tapestry of a full and varied life.

Enjoy additional exhibits – “Zoom In” with Resident Artists – this month the Resident Artists zoom in and take a closer look at things – transforming and enhancing an understanding of the subject. On view in the Gallery Hall, August 31st – September 26th along with 19 Gallery 209 Member Artists exhibiting their latest work.

“Growing Still” with Andrea Cybyk
“Zoom In” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Meet Andrea Cybyk Saturday, September 16th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Artist Talk at 1:00pm

Viewing hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios is located at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville, MD.