Arlington Arts Center is exhibiting Spring Solos 2019, thru June 7. The Main Galleries display works by Brian Barr, Emily Campbell, Noel Kassewitz, Greg Stewart, Greta Bergstresser, Jack Warner, and Ying Zhu. The artists “tackle timely environmental issues, draw on their own experiences of childhood, and create installations that shift viewers’ perceptions of time, space, and history in work that encompasses sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and painting.”
Arlington Arts Center is exhibiting Roxana Alger Geffen: The Binding Ties in the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery, thru June 2. Geffen presents sculptures created in part with objects and materials drawn from her family, ordinary things found in her own attic or her grandmother’s junk drawer. Combining materials from different times and places, which were originally intended for a range of practical uses, the artist binds together disparate moments, influences, and intentions.
Arlington Arts Center is exhibiting H-B Woodlawn Seniors: Onwards and Upwards in the Jenkins Community Gallery, thru June 2. Instructor Faylinda Kodis organized the presentation of works by seniors “who have made a commitment to the visual arts, concentrating on creating a portfolio throughout their time as high school students.”
IA&A at Hillyer is exhibiting Halcyon Arts Lab Fellows, Heidi Zenisekof College Park, MD & Bryanna Millis of Washington, DC, thru April 28. IA&A is “an international nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally.IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public.”
Images below: Works by Heidi Zenisek& Bryanna Millis
IA&A at Hillyer will exhibit Pietro Ruffo of Rome, Italy, EricUhlir of D.C. and Marcel Artes Deolazo of D.C. May 3-June 30.
The Kreeger Museum in Northwest D.C. is exhibiting Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014, thru July 31.The exhibition is the first in Washington to explore the work of the abstract painter, who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvases during the 1960s. Hinman is known for his compositions “that expand the conventional space of painting and emerge from the wall in a collection of hand-built and multi-colored planes.” The exhibition is guest-curated by Danielle O’Steen.
Image below: Charles Hinman, Sails, 1965, Acrylic on shaped canvas, 34 x 36 x 6 1/2 inches, The Kreeger Museum.
The Mansion at Strathmore has partnered with The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society to present its kaleidoscope exhibition, which is on view thru May 26. The exhibition features 120 visually-stimulating works from 41 artists from around the world.
It's an immersive exhibition, and visitors are encouraged to interact with the pieces, "allowing the eye to marvel and the mind to explore and experience the enchantment of the wide spectrum of this universally-appealing art form." Pieces displayed vary in size, from a tiny kaleidoscope measuring a half-inch long to a 5-foot round color wheel with 16 stained glass windows that is viewed through 3 different mirror systems. Highlights include a rock ’n’ roll guitar covered in a mosaic of multi-colored dichroic glass, individually cut, capped, and fused, a clay sculpture of a puppy, and an Indian rhino made from paper-clay and brass: all with internal kaleidoscopes. Kaleidoscope jewelry, kaleidoscopes with their own lighting systems, kaleidoscope-inspired photography, and kaleidoscopes made from glass, wood, metal, and ceramic are also on display. Image below: Rock 'n Roll Guitar by Judith Paul.