Tuesday, May 02, 2006

“Paint” Alexandria

On Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2006 The Art League will hold its annual “Paint” Alexandria, a two-day, all-media, plein air event, followed by the “Paint” Alexandria exhibition in The Art League Gallery, from June 7 – July 3, 2006.

They encourage artists of all media to participate in the event and creatively interpret Old Town Alexandria. Art League instructors will be on hand at various locations throughout historic Old Town Alexandria to guide participants in the fine art of sketchbook, painting, and photography.

During the event, artists will set up at different locations within walking distance of the Art League Gallery on the waterfront to paint, photograph, sketch, and create. Sessions with Art League instructors will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and 3:00 – 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

The registration fee is $40, and participation is not limited to Art League members. Participants are encouraged to come with their favorite artist materials and work alongside our instructors, set up on their own, or just come to enjoy the walking tour and demonstrations.

For more information, please contact Erica Fortwengler, Assistant Gallery Director at The Art League Gallery, 703-683-1780, ericaf@theartleague.org.

Kirkland Catching Up

Fellow artblogmeister JT Kirkland has so many diverse things going on that I'm catching up with all of them at once.

The One Word Project is JT's first book and it's now out and available for purchase. Details here.

bARTer is JT's new take-off on the barter idea for art. Details here.

The upcoming solo exhibition of JT's art, titled "Framed," opens May 11, 2006 at the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) in Reston, VA and runs through June 16, 2006. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. You can see a preview of the exhibition here.