Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Gonzalez at Irvine

Irvine Contemporary has a solo exhibition of new paintings by Teo González, the artist’s third solo exhibition with Irvine Contemporary. Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, September 13, 6-8PM.

At McLean
subsequently wind, mixed media on paper 2008 by Pat Goslee

Subsequently Wind. Mixed Media on Paper by Pat Goslee

The McLean Project for the Arts opens its season with three rocking abstract artists: Jo Smail, Pat Goslee and Sangbok Lee. The show runs Sept, 11 thru Oct. 25 with a reception on Thursday, September 18 from 7 to 9 pm.

New Christenberries

William Christenberry: New Sculpture, Works on Paper, and Photographs opens at Hemphill Fine Arts in DC with an opening reception on Saturday, September 13, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Through October 25, 2008.

Minah at Fusion

Baltimore-based abstract painter Greg Minah recently spent a month in the Mojave Desert completing the 2008 Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program. Minah was one of nine artists from around the world selected for this year's residency. The light, landscape and isolation of the high desert profoundly influenced Minah as he completed the 14 new paintings currently being exhibited at Fusion Gallery in Collingswood, New Jersey.

Sunstorm: Recent Work by Greg Minah is the artist's second solo showing at Fusion Gallery this year. Fusion Gallery is located just minutes outside of downtown Philadelphia in historic Collingswood, New Jersey. The show runs from September 11th through September 27th with an opening reception on Saturday, September 13th from 6-10 pm.

Metamorphosis at Arlington, VA

I am a big fan of art shows in alternative art venues and you can find exceptional art and food under one roof as Arlington's Willow Restaurant hosts the Fourth Annual Metamorphosis Art Show on Sunday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The show will feature art for sale by 25 local and regional artists of all mediums, live music by many local musicians including singer - song writer Ken Wenzel, Star F.K. Radium, and Adrianne Krygowski from the Differents. Willow chefs Tracy O’Grady and Kate Jansen will provide complimentary gourmet food to art show guests. A portion of the artists’ proceeds will benefit the Non-profit Reading Connection of Arlington's Special Project "Imagination Blooms." Admission to this event is free.

“We are delighted to host this event again because we feel it is very important to support the local arts community” said the show’s creator and Willow’s wine director Alison Christ. “Willow is a natural location for an art show because our décor and our cuisine is representative of art.”

This year’s chosen charity is the Reading Connection.

The Reading Connection is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families by helping them create and sustain literacy-rich environments and motivation for reading.