Focus Gallery: “Wind and Sky,” a Gallery Member exhibition
Main Gallery: New March Members Exhibit with featured ceramic artist Joanne Barrera
Dates: March 1-31, 2018
Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm
Arlington, VA – “Wind and Sky,” show of selected works by Gallery Underground members exploring this timely spring theme.
Also featured, along with new works by Gallery members, is ceramic artist Joanne Barrera whose work explores the technical possibilities for decorative surface treatments using underglazes, sgraffito, slip trailing and texturizing techniques. The artist says: “Traveling and living abroad as a Foreign Service spouse opened my mind and heart to a myriad of cultures that continue to have an influence on my art. The decorative motifs are often borrowed from African, Japanese and Native American art.” Currently, Joanne is exploring the use of everyday objects to produce whimsical sculptures, using screws, bolts and other items that might otherwise be discarded. Recycling through art!
First Fridays (first Friday of every month), Gallery Underground hosts an art reception FREE and open to all from 5-8pm. This members’ art gallery features paintings, sculpture, clay work, jewelry, mixed media and photography; each month the entire gallery changes its exhibit and presents a new show from its talented local members. Gallery Underground’s monthly opening receptions are part of Crystal City’s Art Underground “First Friday” events where you can also jam at ArtJamz Underground, take a stroll along the Fotowalk, and catch a show at Synetic Theater.
Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and serves as the main gallery space for the 150-member Arlington Artists Alliance. In addition to its monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins, monthly Painting Uncorked classes, and dance and musical performances. The gallery has been voted “Best Art Gallery” in Arlington Magazine’s “Best of Arlington” survey, and was selected “Best Gallery, Crystal City” by Washingtonian Magazine.
For more information about Gallery events, visit www.galleryunderground.org. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists. It is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), and JBG Smith.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free all day Saturdays and after 4pm on weekdays.
Kat Jamieson, Marketing Chair
Tom Mulczynski, President
The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts and in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally, Gallery Underground and Studios Underground are supported by JBG Smith and Crystal City Business Improvement District (CCBID). For more information about the Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org