The Art League Gallery presents a trio of exhibits for June: The Spirit of Carnival by Beverly Valdez and the June 2022 Landscape Exhibit, on view in the Gallery through July 3; and the 2022 Student/Faculty Show, online through July 15.
In The Spirit of Carnival, June’s solo artist Beverly Valdez conveys the essence of carnival culture in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. Valdez’s series of brilliant abstract paintings speak to this popular event’s history, symbolism, nuances, and iconic themes. They are joyous, musical, and dynamic!
For the June 2022 Landscape Exhibit, League member artists present works that capture a sense of place. From quiet countrysides and majestic mountains to lively streetscapes and varied bodies of water, artists expressed their visions in acrylic, collage, mixed media, oil, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and sculpture. A mix of 94 figurative and abstract artworks are featured. It was juried by Thaisa Way, the director of garden and landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC; and landscape architecture photographer Sahar Coston-Hardy.
Ther annual Student/Faculty Show allows their student body and instructors to shine! This year it returns online and includes artworks completed by students between the March 2020 and Winter 2022 terms, and those instructors. It was juried by Scott Hutchison, an Associate Professor of Practice in painting and drawing at Georgetown University and former Art League painting and drawing instructor. Join them via Zoom as they celebrate these artists during a Virtual Reception and Awards Ceremony Sunday, July 10, 2–3:30 pm. RSVP here.
Save the date!
On Saturday, June 25, from 3–5 pm we’re hosting Craft. Brew., an afternoon of summertime crafting! Sip a can of delicious craft cider from Lost Boy Cider while making a beautiful artwork to take home. The craft activity will be a pressed flower petal mandala, housed in a keepsake glass frame. Tickets ($25) include one 12oz cider and all crafting materials. Register here.
The Art League Gallery in Studio 21 is located at 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA.