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Artist in the Spotlight: Gloria Barbre


May 1 - May 31

Special demonstration on Sunday, May 1, 1-4 pm Meet the artist and learn how to recycle a water bottle into a fun gift for Mother's Day! "Batik silk painting while living in Paris was my best learning experience of laying color on color. Taking silk dying classes gave me the opportunity to explore the many techniques of dying different kinds and weights of silk. Traveling to new towns and cities gave a fresh view of the many different details of…


Highest Honor: Site-Specific Sculpture

The Art League

May 1 - May 31

Where: Studio 8 in the Torpedo Factory and in the Main Hall Public hours starting May 1: Monday to Friday, 11:30 am–12:30 pm; Saturday, 4:15–5:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00–11:00 am In collaboration with military veterans from The Art League’s IMPart program, artist and League instructor Andy Yoder will construct a site-specific, suspended, 25-ft triangular banner for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s atrium. Titled “Highest Honor,” this banner created from sheets of handmade paper will be an oversized version of the Army-Navy “E Award,” which…


“Out on a Limb” Exhibition in Printmakers

Printmakers Inc

May 1 @ 11:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Prinkmakers Inc (Studio 325) presents "Out on a Limb," an exhibition featuring new work by Printmakers members Judith Coady and Priscilla Young. Coady and Young have created monotypes inspired by experiences of the natural world. Siberian Elm tree silhouettes viewed from a hot tub on a frigid night are the inspiration for Coady’s trees.  Young’s insects are from childhood memories of life in Indonesia. Her close observation of each insect results in beautiful and striking monotypes.  These monotypes are enhanced with…

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Focus on Texture


May 3 - June 5

The Gallery artists will show works that use various techniques to gain texture in enamel.

Art League Gallery

May Open Exhibit

The Art League

May 3 @ 10:00 am - June 5 @ 6:00 pm

This exhibit of artwork by Art League artist members is juried by Lisa Golightly. Open exhibits do not limit artists to theme, medium, process, or content. Exhibit dates: Tuesday, May 3–Sunday, June 5, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 12 6:30–8:00 pm


Nancy McIntyre: “Rhythms of Time”

The Art League

May 4 - June 5

Silkscreens and paintings that “treasure the local, the small-scale, the eccentric, the ordinary.”

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New Photographs by E. McCollum – “Cub Run Pond”

Multiple Exposures Gallery

May 10 - June 19

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present new work by member E. E. McCollum – Cub Run Pond.  The work will be on display May 10th until June 19th, 2016 and an opening reception will be held Sunday May 22nd from 2 pm – 4 pm.

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New Photography by Soomin Ham – “UNSEEN/EXPIRED”

Multiple Exposures Gallery

May 10 - June 19

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present new work by member Soomin Ham – UNSEEN/EXPIRED.  The work will be on display May 10th until June 19th, 2016 and an opening reception will be held Sunday May 22nd from 2 pm – 4 pm.



Potomac Fiber Arts

May 17 - June 12

Separation between sky and earth, landscapes, seascapes, sunrises, sunsets...  Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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The Associates Gallery

May 24 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm

The Associates Gallery will feature the photography of member artist Val Proudkii in Perspective opening May 24. Val Proudkii is a photographer of the “aha”—the moment in which the visually striking is discovered within the visually common. Having traveled widely around the world, Val’s street images showcase the triumph of the extraordinary unlocked from within the mundane. You are inextricably drawn in to find out more and ask questions.

Earthy Icons

Scope Gallery

May 30 @ 10:00 am - June 26 @ 6:00 pm

Potters centerpiece their most popular items like olive trays, berry bowls, butter dishes, ring holders, mugs that are far superior handmade. Browse thrown salad and soup bowls, hand built sushi trays and brie bakers. In conjunction with the Art League Tabletop Ceramics Exhibit. With the Kiln Club.

Artist in the Spotlight: Heasoon Rhee


June 1 - June 30

Special demonstration on Sunday, June 19, 1-4 pm Celebrate Father's Day and watch Heasoon plan and prepare her design and pattern for a woven shawl and implement both on the table loom.

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