Posted by Lindsay Palmer / Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
This weekend, get three art openings for the price of none. That is, NoVA art establishments Artisphere and Arlington Arts Center are both featuring opening exhibitions as this week wraps up, and opening receptions this weekend are completely free to attend.
At Arlington Arts Center, the exhibit CTRL+P is opening Friday. An exhibit combining the efforts of several artists from around the country and The Studio Visit, CTRL+P is focused on the new directions of printmaking. With two curators, the exhibit illustrates differing approaches to printmaking, and explores print media in non-traditional ways. Some of the works will feature cross-over elements, including performance art, film, installation, and new media. CTRL+P will be on display at AAC from this Friday, June 22, to September 16. The opening reception is this Saturday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Also opening this weekend at the Arlington Arts Center is an exhibition from Lee Gainer, entitled The Pursuit of Happiness. Lee Gainer is a resident artist at AAC, and her work typically addresses human memory, and the processes of memory creation and recall. For this exhibit, Gainer has taken snapshots of Fourth of July parades and beach resorts, manipulated these images, and created original paintings. These works will be on display starting this Friday, June 22, to September 16. There will be an opening reception Saturday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the art center.
At the Artisphere, another art space that happens to also be in Arlington, a work-in-progress exhibition is opening this Thursday. Curated by Victoria Greising, artist and The Studio Visit Program Manager, the exhibit is called The Studio Visit: Marco: Polo, a nod to its interactive, call-and-response nature. The three participating artists will visit the gallery on alternating weeks, with critiques and discussions taking place with the public after each step of the process. The essence of the work is a conversation between artists and the public, unique to the Artisphere space itself. This exhibit will be open Thursday, June 21, to July 22.
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
Metro: Orange line, Virginia Square
Wednesday – Friday, 1 – 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Metro: Orange/Blue line, Rosslyn
Wednesday-Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.