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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Arlington Arts Center opens new exhibit



R.L. Croft, Guardian, 2005/Patricia Leslie
Filled black plastic balloons or garbage bags float in the air or on the floor at the Arlington Arts Center, part of a creation by Allison Bianco, one of 26 artists in a new show, Interwoven: Art.Craft. Design. which has plenty to stimulate your mind if it is lying in winter.
Allison Bianco, Five Feet in Front of the Horizon, 2010/Arlington Arts Center
Absolutely delightful in its variety and array of art works, the show includes media ranging from a tree remnant, metal, hair, wool, wood, leaves, plastic, paper, bicycles, crutches, video, baseball bats, in addition to more customary materials like paint.
Jessica Smith, Les Vues d'Georgia du Pooler, 2012/Arlington Arts Center
The exhibition was juried by Kathryn Wat, chief curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Melissa Messina, senior curator, the Savannah College of Art and Design, who said the judges looked "for work that was not only fine art or craft or design, but had elements of all three" plus demonstrated quality, according to an interview in the newsletter of the Washington Project for the Arts.
Lily Kuonen, Two Gather, 2012/Patricia Leslie

The something-for-all artists represented in the show include Jehanne Arslan, Gertude Berg, Ryan Brennan, Caroline Chandler, Nikki Farrand, Samantha Fields, Joe Fish, Maggie Gourlay, Clarissa Gregory, Melanie Kehoss, Heidi Leitzke, Shawne Major, Susannah Mira, Rebecca Mushtare, Marc Robarge, Katie Shaw, Kristin Skees, Jessica Smith, Erwin Timmers, Olivia Valentine, Saya Woolfalk, and Martine Workman. 

One leaves the exhibition with an even deeper appreciation for the creators and the skills they weave into their gems.
Matthew de Leon, Suicide Rainbow, 2011/patricia leslie

What: Interwoven: Art. Craft. Design.

When: Now through March 24, 2013 every Wednesday through Friday, 1 - 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.

Where: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Metro station: Virginia Square (Orange Line) with a Capital Bikeshare station nearby

How much: No charge

Parking: Onsite and free

For more information: 703-248-6800

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