Artful Weekend June 25-26 – The Art League

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our manual to enjoyment and intriguing means to love art in individual or practically.


This weekend: The June 2022 Landscape ExhibitThe Spirit of Carnival by Beverly Valdez, and the 2022 Student/School Show at the League Solstice Saturday at the Smithsonian the Folklife Competition returns and Phaan Howng’s Cornflower Canopy at CityCenterDC.




June 2022 Landscape Exhibit

“Dubai at Dusk” by Wayne Guenther Pictures

For the June 2022 Landscape Show, League member artists present will work that capture a feeling of position. From peaceful countrysides and majestic mountains, to energetic streetscapes and various bodies of drinking water, artists expressed their visions in acrylic, collage, blended media, oil, images, printmaking, watercolor, and sculpture. A mix of 94 figurative and abstract artworks are highlighted. It was juried by Thaisa Way, the director of yard and landscape scientific tests at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. and landscape architecture photographer Sahar Coston-Hardy.



The Spirit of Carnival by Beverly Valdez


“Moko Jumbies Dance” by Beverly Valdez

In The Spirit of Carnival, June’s solo artist Beverly Valdez conveys the essence of carnival tradition in her homeland of Trinidad and Tobago. Valdez’s series of fantastic, abstract paintings converse to this popular event’s heritage, symbolism, nuances, and iconic themes. They are joyous, musical, and dynamic! The Spirit of Carnival is on perspective by July 3.


2022 Student/School Show


“Steel Beast” by Jasper Haywood Metal sculpture

Our annual University student/School Demonstrate gives our college student physique and instructors an possibility to glow! This year it returns on the net and features artworks completed by students in between the March 2020 and Winter 2022 terms, as very well as signature is effective by instructors. It was juried by Scott Hutchison, an Affiliate Professor of Observe in painting and drawing at Georgetown College and former Artwork League painting and drawing teacher, and is on view through July 15.

Join us by using Zoom as we celebrate these artists throughout the Virtual Reception and Awards Ceremony Sunday, July 10, 2–3:30 pm. RSVP right here.



Smithsonian Solstice Saturday



June 25, 2022, the Smithsonian marks the initially Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday—by remaining open late and web hosting parties, programs, and performances, which include a free concert on the National Mall hosted by the Smithsonian Folklife Competition, a late-evening garden dance celebration with glow yoga, a wellness day, and far more. The adhering to museums will be open up right up until midnight: Smithsonian Castle and Haupt Garden, Arts and Industries Making, National Museum of African Art, Nationwide Museum of Asian Art, and the Nationwide Museum of Purely natural History. The Countrywide Museum of African American Background and Lifestyle (passes not essential just after 5:30 p.m.) and the Hirshhorn Museum will be open until 8 p.m. Test out the several pursuits likely on right here.



Smithsonian Folklife Competition



Following a two-yr hiatus the Smithsonian Folklife Pageant is again! Expend time this weekend at the National Mall making the most of new music and dance performances, craft workshops, kitchen area demonstrations, arms-on family members activities, and a great deal more—all free and open to the general public. The festival is open up this weekend through Monday, June 27, and Thursday, June 30, through Monday, July 4. Test the program for all of the enjoyable happenings at this year’s Folklife Pageant.



Cornflower Canopy by Phaan Howng


“Cornflower Canopy” by Phaan Howng Photograph by Albert Ting

Coneflower Cover is a climate intervention and sculpture installation by artist Phaan Howng, curated by Latela Curatorial for CityCenterDC. Howng’s observe brings consideration to the important function indigenous plants perform in regional ecology, as perfectly as the implications of their elimination. To do this, she normally makes surreal, foreseeable future versions of local flora that have acquired to camouflage with synthetic hues as a survival tactic. A fantastical canopy of 230 neon coneflowers, Coneflower Cover invokes a long term planet in which coneflowers have climbed to the canopy layer of their biome and assumed neon colours to warn other species about greater improvement and plastic use. Coneflower Canopy is on see by August 31 in CityCenterDC’s Palmer Alley located at 934 Palmer Alley NW.


Get pleasure from the weekend!