Artful Weekend May 7-8 – The Art League

Welcome to Suave Weekend, our manual to entertaining and attention-grabbing means to enjoy art in 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 Might Flowers at Artists & Makers Studio and Drips, Lines, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Shade University 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 artwork sort of sculptural flower arranging that emphasizes the integration of flower and vessel. This year’s show will be on view Could 5–8.  Arrive for a floral arrangement demonstration on Saturday, May possibly 7, from 2 – 3 p.m., and keep for the reception just after!



Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective

“Peonies in Glory” by Jackie Saunders Watercolor

The Art League is honored to current a retrospective show in memory of one of our most beloved artists. Jacqueline Saunders, Jackie, taught and exhibited at The Art League for around 20 yrs. She was acknowledged for her incredible gestural hand with watercolor and ink, especially in figurative and floral reports. She was just as well acknowledged for her unbelievable energy, joy, and enjoy for equally the function and all those around her. Usually relocating and usually performing, Jackie was as prolific with her perform as she was generous with her time. The Art League faculty, employees, artists, and pupils even now experience her loss, and we are happy to be capable to share a minimal bit of her legacy with the broader group. The Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective is on perspective as a result of June 5.



Mike McSorely and Tanya Roland at the Arts Club of Washington

Artwork League member Mike McSorley along Tanya Roland are the featured artist in the Arts Club of Washington’s Could 2022 exhibit. McSorley provides a overall body of do the job that shows the influence of a childhood spent with an outdated film digicam and, most lately, portraiture out of a need to have to hook up with people through the pandemic. Roland approaches her artistic method as a journey of discovery and experimentation with the equipment of artmaking. The show is on perspective by way of Might 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 usually means “I’ve just come house now” in Japanese. Tadaima  highlights do the job that artist J. Jordan Bruns designed for the duration of a a few-calendar year sabbatical in Tokyo as effectively as operate created considering that his return. The tribute show Could Bouquets celebrates the exceptional lifestyle of artist Kris Loya, with collaborative perform that she and her partner Steve made before her untimely passing from  metastatic breast cancer in December. Both reveals are on perspective through May 25, with an opening reception Saturday, Might 7 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Artist & Makers Studio, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210 Rockville, MD .



Drips, Strains, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Shade Faculty

Genius, Following Hours by Barbara Januszkiewicz Acrylic on canvas

Drips, Traces, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Coloration University is the Could show at Del Ray Artisans. The show was encouraged by and celebrates the do the job of Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Jacob Kainen, amid other founders and followers of the Washington Coloration University, a group of summary painters who fashioned the movement in the 1950s and 1960s in revolt against the art institution of the working day. The show is on check out by way of Could 28 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.


Delight in the weekend and keep dry!

Alice G. Collins

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