Artful Weekend May 7-8 – The Art League


Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to enjoyable and fascinating means to get pleasure from artwork in particular person or almost.


This weekend: The Ikebana Biennial and a Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective at the League Mike McSorely and Tanya Roland at the Arts Club of Washington Tadaima and May Flowers at Artists & Makers Studio and Drips, Lines, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Color Faculty at Del Ray Artisans.



Ikebana Biennial

We are delighted to welcome back again the Washington, D.C. department of The Sogetsu University for our 19th Biannual Ikebana show. Ikebana is a Japanese art variety of sculptural flower arranging that emphasizes the integration of flower and vessel. This year’s show will be on view May 5–8.  Arrive for a floral arrangement demonstration on Saturday, May well 7, from 2 – 3 p.m., and keep for the reception soon after!



Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective

“Peonies in Glory” by Jackie Saunders Watercolor

The Artwork League is honored to existing a retrospective exhibit in memory of one of our most beloved artists. Jacqueline Saunders, Jackie, taught and exhibited at The Artwork League for around 20 yrs. She was known for her fantastic gestural hand with watercolor and ink, significantly in figurative and floral scientific tests. She was just as perfectly recognised for her remarkable strength, joy, and adore for equally the do the job and these around her. Often moving and constantly doing work, Jackie was as prolific with her do the job as she was generous with her time. The Artwork League faculty, workers, artists, and pupils continue to feel her loss, and we are happy to be capable to share a little little bit of her legacy with the broader community. The Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective is on view via June 5.



Mike McSorely and Tanya Roland at the Arts Club of Washington

Art League member Mike McSorley along Tanya Roland are the featured artist in the Arts Club of Washington’s May well 2022 exhibit. McSorley presents a physique of get the job done that displays the influence of a childhood put in with an aged movie digital camera and, most not too long ago, portraiture out of a need to have to join with persons throughout the pandemic. Roland strategies her artistic method as a journey of discovery and experimentation with the applications of artmaking. The show is on look at through May perhaps 23, 2017 I St. NW.



Tadaima with J. Jordan Bruns and Might Flowers Tribute Exhibit for Kris Loya with Steve Loya

Kattamine Shrine by J. Jordan Bruns Ink on paper


Collaborative painting by by Kris and Steve Loya

“Tadaima” is a phrase that indicates “I’ve just come residence now” in Japanese. Tadaima  highlights get the job done that artist J. Jordan Bruns produced all through a a few-year sabbatical in Tokyo as effectively as function produced due to the fact his return. The tribute show May possibly Bouquets celebrates the remarkable everyday living of artist Kris Loya, with collaborative work that she and her husband Steve produced before her untimely passing from  metastatic breast most cancers in December. Both displays are on see through May perhaps 25, with an opening reception Saturday, May possibly 7 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Artist & Makers Studio, 11810 Parklawn Generate, Suite 210 Rockville, MD .



Drips, Lines, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Coloration School

Genius, Soon after Hours by Barbara Januszkiewicz Acrylic on canvas

Drips, Traces, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Coloration College is the May well show at Del Ray Artisans. The exhibit was encouraged by and celebrates the function of Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Jacob Kainen, among the other founders and followers of the Washington Coloration University, a team of abstract painters who shaped the movement in the 1950s and 1960s in rise up towards the artwork institution of the working day. The show is on look at as a result of Might 28 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.


Love the weekend and keep dry!


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