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Mar
4
Wed
March Exhibits at Touchstone Gallery @ Touchstone Gallery
Mar 4 – Mar 29 all-day
March Exhibits at Touchstone Gallery @ Touchstone Gallery | | |

Opening Art Reception: Friday, March 13, 6 – 8:30pm
March Exhibit 4 – 29, 2020

Wed-Fri 11am-6pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm

Psychoanalyzing Creativity: Transitional Spaces. An interview with painter and psychologist Dana Brotman: Saturday, March 21, 1pm Interviewer: Michael Krass, psychoanalyst

Gallery A
Touchstone Gallery Member Show

Gallery B
Transitional Spaces by Dana Brotman
In this series of paintings for Transitional Spaces, Brotman explores the liminal space between what is here and what is gone, what is remembered and what is only dreamed, what is real and what is imagined, what is desired and simply and, at times, regrettably, what one does and does not have.

Marrakech Portraits by Steve Alderton
Steve Alderton’s trip to Marrakech, taken about a year before his unexpected death last summer, inspired this series of portraits. While leaving a few pieces possibly unfinished or in the process of being altered, he left an opening for a dialogue as to when an artist feels their work to be complete. These paintings, some including vivid pastels and others filled with shades of black, gray, deep blue and brown, some layered in Warhol-like quadrants of color, others quite still, half in shadow, share a haunted profundity.

Mar
8
Sun
Urban Blues – Pastel Paintings by Geoff Desobry @ Waverly Street Gallery
Mar 8 – Apr 4 all-day
Urban Blues - Pastel Paintings by Geoff Desobry @ Waverly Street Gallery

Urban Blues consists of pastel works on paper completed in 2019 and early 2020. The city at night was the initial theme. Much like a jazz improvisation, the pieces expanded to to embrace all that is blue.

Mar
18
Wed
Beginner/Intermediate Painting @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – May 20 @ 6:30 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Painting @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Learn the basics of painting or advance your technique to the next level, in this class designed for beginner to intermediate level artists. Explore the foundations of art techniques: use of color, lines, value, and shapes to create both realistic and imaginative compositions in paint! Individualized instruction will be targeted towards each student’s level of experience. Class meets for 8 sessions. There is no class Apr. 8th & 15th.

Ages 6 – 12 yrs

Kids Pottery: Clay Creations @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – May 20 @ 6:30 pm
Kids Pottery: Clay Creations @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Discover the magic and endless possibilities of clay! In this 8-week class, we’ll explore all sorts of fun hand-building methods that have been used since the dawn of civilization. We’ll transform mud with stamping, carving, burnishing and glazing techniques into functional and decorative treasures that can be enjoyed for years to come. Squish, wiggle, pound, poke, roll, stretch and pinch clay into ceramic mugs, animals, tiny houses and more. Creating with clay allows kids to expand their imagination, develop concentration, patience, and problem solving skills. Class fees includes instruction, all materials and firing in our studio. Class meets for 8 sessions. There is no class Apr. 8th & 15th.

Ages 6 – 12 yrs

Painting for Beginners @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – May 20 @ 9:00 pm
Painting for Beginners @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Immerse yourself in the world of color with master painter Jose Piedra by learning the basics of painting with acrylics! Painting with acrylics is the most versatile and exciting for any beginner painter. In this 8 week course, you’ll learn not only how to creatively express your vision but the fundamentals of art such as color theory, perspective, composition, figure to ground relationships, and visual concepts. So, come paint with us!

Class meets for 8 sessions. All materials provided. There is NO CLASS Apr. 8th & 15th.

Mar
21
Sat
Kristi Dobrovolski: Abstract in Boom @ Park View Gallery
Mar 21 – Apr 26 all-day
Kristi Dobrovolski: Abstract in Boom @ Park View Gallery | | |

Abstract in Bloom presents the works of watercolor artist Kristi Dobrovolski. Dobrovolski’s lily series coupled with her nature inspired watercolors flirt with the relationship between art and nature. Bloom refers to the flourishing beauty across seasons. Her fascination with the life of plants and abstract patterns capture the spirit of nature – moving growing, and breathing.

Art Immersion: Young Artist @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – May 16 @ 10:30 am
Art Immersion: Young Artist @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Immerse yourself in the world of art as we take you on a journey through your imagination! Learn how to paint, draw, build, sculpt, and CREATE in this class designed to introduce young artists to new materials and techniques in a fun and creative environment. Class meets for 8 sessions. All materials are provided.

Ages 4 – 6yrs

Art Immersion: Mixed Media @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – May 16 @ 12:30 pm
Art Immersion: Mixed Media @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Our NEW Art Immersion series takes you on a deep dive into the world of art. This spring it’s all about mixed media! Learn how to work with combinations of materials and techniques – plaster, paint, fabric, paper, cardboard, pencils, and more – to CREATE a variety of 2D and 3D projects. Class meets for 8 sessions. There is no class on April 25th.

Ages 7 – 12yrs

Washington Sculptors Group: Fleeting, Fled @ Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm
Washington Sculptors Group: Fleeting, Fled @ Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery | | |

Fleeting, Fled is open to multiple interpretations of the temporal. While the cycle of life death and rebirth is the underlying theme of many artworks included in the exhibition, the ephemeral springtime beauty of Glen Echo Park and the Washington region is very much in evidence. Our environment is both celebrated and investigated. Some artists examine the fleeting opportunity of remediating climate change, noting that the window of effective environmental response may have already fled. Glen Echo Park’s indoor and outdoor settings allow for a wide variety of media, including sound and temporary outdoor sculptures.

The WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP (WSG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote an awareness and understanding of sculpture. To achieve this goal, WSG fosters the exchange of ideas between sculptors, collectors, art representatives, and the public by organizing exhibitions and events that are free and open to the public. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 4-6pm
Exhibition juried by Laura Roulet.

Mar
24
Tue
The Art of Printmaking @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – May 26 @ 9:00 pm
The Art of Printmaking @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

This Spring, join expert printmaking artist Clare Winslow in this new class solely for those curious about the art of printmaking! We will traverse easy and addictive hand printing techniques such as monoprinting, block printing, stamping (using handmade stamps) and stenciling. All materials are water based and nontoxic. No prior experience necessary. Class will meet for 6 sessions. There is NO CLASS on Feb. 7th & 14th

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