Opening Reception: Thursday, October 21 from 7pm to 11pm
Following the ancient traditions of both celebrating and warding off spirits, such as Day of The Dead, All Saints’ Day, Hop-tu-Naa, and Halloween, this exhibit offers an exciting adventure for art lovers and collectors to explore in one of Northern Virginia’s most intriguing destinations.
Shane Pomajambo, the owner, designer, and art curator of the newly opened 6,200-square-foot restaurant/bar, combined with an art gallery, WHINO, located at 4238 Wilson Blvd. on the second floor of Ballston Quarter, is pleased to announce the upcoming art show, ALL HALLOWS. This spirited exhibit will launch with a complimentary reception, which is open to the public. The group art show will be featured at WHINO through November 10th.
ALL HALLOWS is a group art show, featuring local, national, and international works by artists looking at traditions which originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or the “darker-half” of the year. What was once developed by believers to ward off ghosts, by lighting bonfires and wearing costumes, has had numerous forms of expression across many cultures. The rituals vary in scope, from remembering the dead, including pagan traditions, saints (hallows), martyrs, and departed loved ones. There is a vast history giving the artists represented in this unique show plenty of inspiration. Each of their artistic creations will encompass their interpretation of this ancient tradition.
Works of art in this show will range in price from $800 to $2,000 and local artists will attend the reception to meet guests and share information about their work. Artists with works on display include the following: Briana Hertzog of Northern Virginia; Marly McFly of Newport News, VA; MasPaz of Arlington, VA, Mike Pacheco of Washington, D.C, and Rodrigo Pradel of Leesburg, VA. From further afield, are original works in this show by Jose Mertz of California; Richard Salcido of California; Yuhmi Collective of Florida, and Natalia Rak from Poland.
Artists who plan to be at the opening reception on October 14 include the following: Northern Virginia-based artist Briana Hertzog, who has been working as a freelance illustrator and displaying her fine art in galleries for the past several years. Her work has been published in Richmond Magazine, North American Review, and Quail Bell Magazine; Marly McFly is a self-taught American artist from Newport News, Virginia. His bold, colorful works explore popular culture and its impact on contemporary society; MasPaz, a Columbian born multidisciplinary artist known for his distinctive street murals that explore topics of earth preservation and indigenous peoples, with works exhibited in galleries throughout the US and Latin America; Michael Pacheco, whose work is described as a mesh of Hollywood style and corporate influence with a polished creative edge. He grew up 20 minutes outside of Washington, DC in the Virginia, and Rodrigo Pradel, the painter, illustrator, and muralist born in Chile, raised in Canada, and who currently lives & works in the United States. The surrealism in his work resembles dream like environments while his subject matter shows a clear focus on the viewer and their internal journey.
WHINO is a modern open concept venue which invites patron to inhabit large-scale mural installations and ever-changing art exhibits, while enjoying craft cocktails, beer, wine and globally inspired social plates created by Executive Chef Eleftherios (Terry) Natas. WHINO sports exposed black steel high ceilings, creating a loft like experience. The combination of design elements provides a fun and refined destination for socializing and dining. For more information about dining, upcoming events, and art shows at WHINO, visit https://www.whinova.com/.
- Monday through Wednesday, from 3pm to 10pm
- Thursday and Friday, from 3pm to 2am
- Saturday, from 11am to 2am
- Sunday, from 11am to 10pm
Daily, 24-hour parking is available in the Ballston public parking garage which is located at 627 N. Glebe Road. There is also abundant street parking along Wilson Blvd.
WHINO is located at 4238 Wilson Blvd.