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Margaret Adams Parker at the Arts Club of Washington

"Conversation, Crosstown Bus," by Margaret Adams Parker

WPG member artist Margaret Adams Parker is one of the featured artists this month at the Arts Club of Washington with her exhibition “Artist & Mentors – Woodcuts, Etchings, and Sculpture.”  This exhibition focuses on work Ms. Parker has created under the influence of her artistic “mentors,” Käthe Kollwitz and Rembrandt.

"Self Portrait at Work" by Margaret Adams Parker, Woodcut, 2003

Ms. Parker’s work is most often figurative in nature and has religious and social justice themes, though she approaches landscapes and still lifes with the same technical skill and thoughtfulness of her figurative work.  From figures in the Bible to people on the metro, from sweeping landscapes of Wales to quiet studies of shells, her prints and sculpture reflect her careful attention to both the physical and ideological the world around her.

This exhibition runs May 4-28, with an opening reception Friday, May 6, 6:30-9 pm.  Bonus–if you visit you can see two other exhibiting artists, Joan Root and Cynthia Bickley-Green, in the other Arts Club of Washington Galleries.

Four shows to check out this weekend

The Kreeger Museum’s exhibition “In Unison, 20 Washington, DC Artists” features monoprints by, you guessed it, 20 Washington, DC artists.  This exhibition is the result of efforts by Sam Gilliam, a DC artist who has been associated with the Washington Color School since the 1960’s.  Gilliam invited these 20 artists from diverse artistic backgrounds to make five monoprints each.  Gilliam and a small board then selected one print from each artist to make the final exhibition.  We haven’t been to see this show yet, but it promises to be a good one!  The Kreeger Museum is open on Saturday, 10-4 pm, $10 admission, no reservations needed. Reservations are needed Tuesday-Friday.  Click on the link above for more information about this show and directions.  Exhibition runs through February 26th.

"Love, Respect, Protect" by Marian Osher, not in her current "Art Matters" Exhibition, but a great print nonetheless!

This weekend WPG member artist Marian Osher will host a reception and artist talk for her exhibition “Art Matters” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville (100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850).  This exhibition features paintings and prints “created over a 10 year period to combat fear, promote connection and mindfulness, and raise awareness of the importance of living in harmony with the environment.”  Read Topher Forhecz review in the Gazette, then attend her reception this Sunday, January 23, 11:30-1:00, exhibition runs through February 6.

"From Siem Rep" by Jenny Freestone

WPG artist Jenny Freestone also has a solo exhibition up in the Monroe Gallery of the Arts Club of Washington (2017 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006).  This gallery is closed Sunday and Monday, so try and make it over during their Saturday hours, 10-2 pm.  Exhibition runs through January 29.

Finally, if you haven’t seen WPG’s current exhibition, “Bewick’s Legacy: Six Contemporary British Wood Engravers,” you should!  The exhibition was favorably reviewed this week by Claudia Rousseau for the Gazette.  It has also been well received by the public, with 12 of the prints selling already, several of those multiple times over (oh, the joy of editions–if your favorite print has sold, we may be able to get another for you!).  This exhibition closes next weekend (Sunday, January 30) so get in here before it’s too late!