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YumYumsandFriends posted a topic in District ArtsVisArts 3 Galleries, Dinner of Tapas, And Sangria Tickets are $46 dollars. Covers your food and hostest with the mostest. Follow this link to purchase ticket Starting at the Common Ground Gallery we will see Xiaosheng Bi Garden of My Mind Local Artists and VisArts Resident Artist Xiaosheng Bi’s will be showing his recent series of vessels that balance complex detail, and simple, elegant forms. The artists melds traditional Chinese influences with contemporary styles using bone china porcelain, abstract strokes, and Chinese cultural motifs. Than we will walk to the next floor to view Craig Kraft: Markings Graffiti from the Ground Zero Blues Club SeriesThis is exhibit will feature a new series of work inspired by years of unrelated, overlapping graffiti on the walls of Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale Mississippi. The entire club is covered including, for example, lampshades, all of the woodwork, the felt on the pool table, and each slat on the window blinds. The years of overlapping graffiti tell stories of love, hate, exuberance and joy. Each mark is subject to an overlapping mark, until the messages become blurred and confused, only until someone makes an even bolder, broader mark, hiding the history below. Following this up with Abstraction: Finding The ThreadGroup exhibition of seven critically acclaimed painters committed to abstract painting. eschewing the depiction of realistic imagery, all have found continual fascination with abstraction as the thread to infinite possibilities. Their paintings tie the formal arrangement of the basic elements of art to a vast array of social, intellectual, emotional and perceptual influences. The results are exquisite individual paintings that are resounding visual experiences. Featuring: Timothy App, Dan Dudrow, Dennis Farber, Carol Miller Frost, Bill Schmidt, Jo Smail, and Michael Weiss. Afterwards we will walk down the street to La Tasca. for Dinner and SangriaYou have a delicious choice of meat, seafood, and vegitarian tapas, and Sangria.
YumYumsandFriends posted a topic in District ArtsYum Yum's & Friends is Hosting a gallery visit and pizza lunch on April 5th at 11:30 am Addison/Ripley Gallery located at 1670 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 Cost: $10.00 Follow this link to sign uphttp://www.yumyumsandfriends.com/ This gallery is the first one in our series of gallery visits. You cannot mention Washington, D.C.'s art gallery scene without naming this gallery. As a presenter of contemporary art, drawing, photography, and challenging art work in expansive exhibits throughout the years, the gallery has earned its place as a top-notch art gallery. They also offer to private and corporate clients services of art acquisition and sale and consultant. Since 1986, the gallery has been an active member of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington. Featured Artist Nancy Sansom Reynolds she is a world renowned contemporary sculpture. She creates minimal, abstract sculptures from laminated plywood, cast bronze, resign, and aluminum. Her sculptures have been displayed throughout the United States, Europe, Asian, and Africa. Her work is great to study if you use dynamic shapes in your art. Her technique is to first create a design by using architectural computer program to produce a layout. She next takes separate pieces of material, and layers them on top of each other. After the gallery visit we will walk up the street to Ledo pizza, where you will be treated to pizza and soda drinks. This pizza is has both high quality with generous toppings. Anyone who is a connoisseur of pizza will appreciate the handmade dough with generous toppings.