“LAND and SEA 2018” Painting Exhibit by Barry Barnett Keith
Dates:  September 3-28, 2018
Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, September 7, 5-8pm

Arlington, VA – September at Gallery Underground features “Land and Sea 2018,” a solo show of new work by painter, art teacher and novelist Barry Barnett Keith, also a native of Alexandria, VA.

The artist regards the act of painting, drawing and creating art in general as acts of gratitude for the opportunity to live. “My goal in landscape painting is simply to translate what I see and have the painting indicative of the medium of painting, rather than paint a photographic picture with brushes,” says Keith. As a boy he studied the paintings of Michelangelo and Leonardo, and was also fascinated by French Impressionist painters like Monet, the works of John Singer Sargent and James Whistler.

Along with new works by Gallery members, also featured is member artist Igor Bravemore.

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:  Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm

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.

An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery
Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

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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