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Reception Photos: WPG & Pyramid Atlantic April Member Exhibitions

On Sunday, April 6, WPG and Pyramid Atlantic hosted the opening reception for our current April member exhibitions. Below, you will find several photos from the event.








Kiki DC showcases wearable art

Harajukushoes225On June 9, an unconventional event took place at the Fillmore featuring music, food, drink and some great entertainment. In support of the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, many joined together to create a great fashion show combining the values of both art and fashion. New initiatives and aesthetics were explored with unexpected materials and interesting perspectives.

For the Juried show, many local artists as well as students from the Maryland Institute College of Art participated in pursuit of the idea of wearable art. The line featured some beautiful designs made from unusual materials, as one dress was made from about 5,000 coffee filters. Other clothing consisted of materials such as paper, crushed glass and bottle caps. These unconventional materials gave the designs great textures and the audience an unexpected surprise. It was both fresh and modern. The commitment and time the artists gave to their work also wowed the judges, who included previous stars from Project Runway. At the end of the show both a Juror’s choice and People’s choice was awarded.

Beyond entertainment, the great thing about this event is that it provided a great chance for art lovers to not only enjoy but also communicate. The audiences are free to meet the designers and judges, and also are free to bid for the dresses. The silent auction also offered some insight and opportunity to obtain some of the two dimensional art works from Pyramid Atlantic as well as from the Washington Printmakers Gallery. It’s wonderful to see so many art works appreciated outside of the conventional white-wall gallery setting. All and all, KiKi DC successfully brought together a community of fashion lovers, artists and designers for a fantastic and energetic night. Without a doubt, it’s an event no one should miss!

So much to DO!

This is going to be one art-filled weekend!  We have two events we want to spotlight, and hope that you’ll join:

Kiki DC-This fashion-show themed fundraiser benefits WPG, WPF, and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and takes place tomorrow night–that’s Saturday, June 8–at the Fillmore Silver Spring.  Doors open at 8 pm.  WPG will be running the Silent Auction which includes great items such as one of the designer’s runway shoes, prints and artwork galore, and even a 1 week stay at a beach-house in Antigua!  Get your tickets now!

Supernova Performance Art Festival-This unique festival runs all weekend, with performances starting tonight. Many of them are in Rosslyn’s public parks and spaces and free and open to the public. This festival is presented by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by The Pink Line Project’s Philippa Hughes, who also happens to be this year’s National Small Works juror. Tickets to special performances at Artisphere and the Big Bang Dance Party are also available through their website.

Do you have your tickets to Kiki DC?

"Blue Pearls" by Clare Winslow, one of the prints up for action at Kiki DC!

“Blue Pearls” by Clare Winslow, one of the prints up for action at Kiki DC!

Kiki DC is a night of food, drinks, art, and fashion–all benefiting Pyramid Atlantic’s children’s programs as well as Washington Printmakers Gallery.  The main event is Off the Rack, a juried wearable art fashion show, with guest judges from Project Runway and other venues picking winners from area artists and designers.   In addition to the fashion show, there will be a Silent Auction, with proceeds going towards Pyramid Atlantic and Washington Printmakers Gallery. You can see a preview of some of the artwork up for auction (with many opening bids under $100) at our website.

When does all this fun take place, you ask?  In just over two weeks on Saturday, June 8, 8 pm, at the Fillmore Silver Spring.  You can buy tickets directly at their website–VIP packages are still available!

‘Tis the season for…Spring Classes!

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!

Saturday Slideshow: April Exhibitions

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!

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Collaborations on Paper

"Changing Tides" by Pauline Jakobsberg-print on handmade paper

“Changing Tides” by Pauline Jakobsberg-print on handmade paper

We’re just crazy about some videos this week!  Check out this one on paper collaboration.  You want to know something cool–sculptural paper making, letterpress, and artist collaborations are all happening downstairs at Pyramid Atlantic!  You can even take some papermaking and letterpress courses down there.  Check out their spring offerings, here.