Pyramid Atlantic founder Helen Frederick has curated the exhibition Noesis: 12 Printmakers Looking Intuitively at the World at the Cosmos Club. The Cosmos Club is a private club, but we did want to mention the exhibition because we saw so many familiar names, including current members Rosemary Cooley, Jenny Freestone, Trudi Y. Ludwig and Margaret Adams Parker. Additionally, we’re pleased to see former member Fleming Jeffries and WPG friends Elzbieta Sikorska as exhibitors. If you are a member of the Cosmos Club (or friends with one!), this exhibition will be up May 16-September 8.
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This is only tangentially arts related, but often times the humanities, arts, and preservation all overlap so we wanted to mention this fun project. Partners in Preservation has $1 million in preservation grants to give away, via the generosity of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There are 24 competing organizations–everything from Mt. Vernon to Dumbarton Oaks Park to the Greenbelt Theatre. You have been asked to vote (up to once a day) through May 10 for the historic place you think is most deserving of a grant. The winner is guaranteed their full grant request, and the rest of the money will be distributed to the other organizations at the recommendation of an advisory committee. Feel especially strong about a certain place? You can win it more points by using the site’s hashtag in a tweet or instagram. Check it out and vote today!
Former WPG intern Fawna Xiao just had Lost Land, her current show at Hillyer Art Space, reviewed by Mark Jenkins in the Washington Post. You can read the review at the link. Congrats, Fawna!
We love the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary in NW DC. WPG artist Trudi Y. Ludwig completed the carving for her (life-size!) print The Exposure of Luxury while a resident there last year, and we’re excited to see WPG members Margaret Adams Parker and Ellen Verdon Winkler as the printmaking residents there in upcoming semesters.
Beyond that, they sent us an email choc-full of wonderful opportunities we’d like to pass on. First, a fascinating-sounding lecture by Dr. Patrick Madigan entitled “Expressive Individualism, the Cult of the Artist as Genius, and Milton’s Lucifer,” which discusses the character in question as well as the West’s obsession with “Expressive Individualism” will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 12-3 pm.
While there, check out Dadian Gallery for the current exhibition Rites and Remedies by Paul Rooda. Using found objects and discarded Bibles, Rooda comments upon the intersection of faith and medicine. This exhibition will be up through May 24.
Finally, if you are an artist, The Luce Center is looking for artist residents. This generous residency carries the potential for on-campus housing and a work stipend, in addition to one free Wesley class per semester. Hurry the deadline for applications is May 15! The application can be viewed/downloaded here.
We’ve been inundated with emails and more about all the spring printmaking classes now being offered. Has this weather got your creativity blooming? We’ve got organizations offering print and paper classes in your area:
Pyramid Atlantic–of course we’ll start off with our favorite art center right down stairs! Check out classes in letterpress, silkscreen, papermaking and more!
Lower East Side Print Shop-Are you in the New York area? Check out the printmaking courses being offered this spring/summer by the Lower East Side Print Shop!
Santa Cruz Art League–if you’re looking for a painting or drawing course on the west coast, check out their course catalog for anything from figure drawing to landscape pastels.
Chicago Printmaking Collaborative–Congratulations to this group for expanding their course offerings-including a new course on lithography that’s been reinstated after years of absence. We hope they continue to grow!
Cat Tail Run Bookbinding-This Winchester, VA group has two marbling classes coming up in June that look pretty fun!
Check out the work by Pyramid Atlantic Member artists as well as WPG member artists! Opening Reception today 2-4 pm. We suggest parking in the (free!) municipal parking garage one block south of us on Silver Spring Avenue–it’s going to be a busy day! Enjoy the pictures and see you this afternoon!
We mentioned that Terry Svat, along with five other artists, are in the current exhibition “LIGHT” at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016). We weren’t able to upload an image at the time, so here is a teaser now! This exhibition is up through May 12–check it out!
Think waaaay back…OK, not that far back, but now that the weather is (hopefully!) warming up the 2012 holiday season seems so far behind us. Anyway, we were saying: think way back December and the Mentor/Mentee II show at Brentwood Arts Exchange, which featured-you guessed it-WPG member artists and their mentors and/or artists they have mentored. What? You didn’t get to see it? Well, now you can! Check it out on Brentwood’s Flickr album! Enjoy!
Hmmm…we’re having a bit of trouble posting things-this was supposed to go up on Saturday. Crossing our fingers it goes out today!
It’s the first weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival and we’re celebrating!
This link from the Phillips Collection is a few years old, but we still found it fascinating to watch the work that goes into displaying such a large print!
Check out this three-part video (especially the first one!) as Paper Conservator Sylvia Albro prepares and hangs this body of work.