May 24 2011

Artists’ Talk, Panel Discussion – GAC@B

Saturday, May 28, 2:00-4:00 pm

Artists’ Talk

Join curator Ledelle Moe and artists Ashley Lyon, May Wilson and Lu Zhang for an artists’ talk about the exhibition BODY.

Free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Artists' talk about the exhibition "BODY"

Exhibition runs through June 18, 2011

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

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Wednesday, June 1, 7:00-9:00 pm

Panel Discussion – Walking Off the Artistic Cliff

Making good art requires taking risks. Join us as we explore what it means to commit to the new and unknown.

Welmoed LaanstraPublic Art Projects Curator, Arlington Cultural Affairs
Jack RasmussenDirector and Curator, American University Museum
Claudia RousseauProfessor of Art History, Montgomery College

Moderated by artist Ellyn Weiss.
Panel Discussion - "Walking Off the Artistic Cliff"

Walking Off the Artistic Cliff is presented in conjunction with Big Ideas, an exhibition by Sondra N. Arkin, Susan Finsen and Ellyn Weiss.

Brentwood Arts Exchange

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

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Fridays, May 27 & June 3, 7:00-9:00 pm

If you missed the Open Studio Tour and would like to see my studio, as well as the current exhibits BODY and 4 FROM N.Y., I’ll be gallery sitting at the 39th Street Gallery the next two Fridays.
Pelican Arts Studio - Open Studio Tour, 2011
"BODY" Exhibit - 39th Street Gallery
"4 FROM N.Y." - Corridor Exhibition Space

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

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May 6 2011

Studio Tour 2011

See actual art on display!

Witness the arcane process of creation!!

Interact with live artists in their natural habitat!!!

at the 7th Annual
Gateway Arts District
Open Studio Tour

Next Saturday, May 14 – 12:00-5:00 pm

Then, as the studios close down at the end of the afternoon, come back to the 39th Street Gallery (in the Gateway Arts Center) for the After Party & Gallery Reception for the new exhibits BODY and FOUR FROM NEW YORK5:30-8:00 pm – refreshments provided.

And it’s all free!  Unless, of course, you decide to buy something!

For more in formation about exhibits, events, participating artists, etc., go to:

http://www.GatewayOpenStudios.com

2011 Gateway Open Studio Tour
"Stacks 1" - 2011 - Photograph

 

As for me, several of my photographs will be on display in the Patron’s Exhibit at the artdc Gallery.  I also expect to have some artwork on display in the HCAA Exhibit at the ezStorage pop-up gallery. [EDIT: I won’t have work in the HCAA Exhibit after all, but stop by to see all the other HCAA members who are there.]

And I’ll be amidst lots of art in my studio all day, and then I’ll be just down the hall at the After Party & Reception in the evening.


May 5 2011

“Big Ideas” Opens at the GAC@B

Saturday, May 7, 5:00-8:00 pm

Opening Reception for:

"Big Ideas" at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

Big Ideas celebrates the beginning of the Brentwood Arts Exchange and Gateway Arts Center’s second year of operation with an exhibition by Sondra N. Arkin, Susan Finsen and Ellyn Weiss.  Featuring a collaborative site-specific installation, Big Ideas engages as it aims to survey and embody a collective mindset within the Gateway Arts District.

"Big Ideas" at the Brentwood Arts ExchangeThree sides of the gallery feature new, large-scale paintings created specifically for the exhibition by Arkin and Finsen.  On the fourth side Weiss has created a mural-sized mixed media drawing.  All of these artists’ works are designed to visually interact and complement the group’s collaborative installation Community Spirit, a site-specific work that commands the gallery in a way never before seen at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.

Community Spirit has been assembled on-site from dozens of hand-made elements – evocative of industrial detritus and recycled machinery – taking form in response to the gallery space as well as the art works that surround it.  The installation incorporates an interactive element where gallery visitors can add their thoughts and ideas about their own futures.  As its form develops through that participation, Community Spirit will slowly evolve into a snapshot of our shared experience.

Exhibition continues April 26 – June 11, 2011

Free and open to the public.

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

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Upcoming events associated with the Big Ideas exhibit:

Saturday, May 14, 12:00-5:00 pm

During the Gateway Open Studio Tour

2:00 pm – Artist Talk: Sondra N. Arkin, Susan Finsen, & Ellyn Weiss will talk about their art work and walk guests through their exhibition.

4:00 pm – Join the Community Spirit:  A dialogue with the three artists about their installation, Community Spirit, where you are invited to leave your mark.

Wednesday, June 1, 7:00-9:00 pm

Panel Discussion – Walking Off the Artistic Cliff – with Welmoed Laanstra, Jack Rasmussen, and Claudia Rousseau.  Moderated by Ellyn Weiss.

Making good art requires taking risks.  Join us as we explore what it means to commit to the new and unknown.

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May 3 2011

Movie Night at the 39th Street Gallery

Thursday, May 5 — 7:00 pm

A new film every First Thursday of the Month
A free event. Refreshments provided.

F for Fake (1973)
F for Fake poster

In this free-form documentary from the one and only Orson Welles — his final major directorial effort — the famed storyteller zigzags through a sardonic, fanciful tale of how art manages to amaze and fool us, often simultaneously.  With faux determination, Welles examines the charismatic Elmyr de Hory — who makes pretty good money forging Picassos — while also offering a look at biographer Clifford Irving and even a peek into his own deceptions.  Loosely a documentary, the film operates in several different genres and has been described as a kind of film essay.

(96 minutes, not rated)

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722