In March and April Touchstone Gallery artists including Maureen Squires, David Beers, Shelley Lowenstein, and Mary D. Ott worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace in Shaw to create works in a variety of media through a program called Touchstone@ArtSpace. A vibrant selection of the work produced during those workshops will be on display at the Touchstone Gallery through the end of June. Now in its second year, Touchstone@ArtSpace is supported by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.
Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art
“Past/Present/Now” exhibits a retrospective of Annie Bissett’s woodblock prints from several series she created over the past decade. Taken as a whole, the exhibition highlights many of the issues the artist examined over the years, from LGBT rights to immigration, focusing on political hypocrisy and highlighting the underlying racial prejudice and intolerance surrounding these issues. The strong graphical quality of these prints likens them to seemingly reverse-propaganda campaigns. Yet each piece possesses a clever narrative including subtexts discovered only after viewing the same work more than once.
gallery neptune & brown
Group exhibition “Ladies First” brings together the work of Carol Barsha, Raya Bodnarchuk, Cianne Fragione, Emily Francisco, Janis Goodman, Tazuko Ichikawa, Linn Meyers, and Beverly Ress in a variety of styles, expressions and media. These artists studied at the following institutions: Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, Maryland Institute College of Art, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Queens College, Keio University (Tokyo), Cooper Union, and DC’s Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Long View Gallery
In “Pin and Paper” British-born Rebecca Coles draws inspiration from the entomological cataloguing of lepidopteran specimens. The self-described “paper artist” painstakingly creates hundreds of butterfly outlines which she arranges in larger patterns. Every shape requires the use of thousands of images, each of which Coles calls a “profile.” Coles creates the profiles from recycled materials.
Foundry Gallery’s annual “Bare the Walls” exhibition offers both the seasoned and budding collector the opportunity to acquire art in a most unusual way. A $165 ticket entitles the bearer to take home an original work of art, valued at $250-$2,000, by a Foundry artist or a guest artist. Each ticket admits two people and allows one to pick a single work of art. Selections are made in the order tickets are drawn from a rotating drum. Foundry limits this opportunity to 50 total tickets.