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Winter Exhibitions

Emerson Gallery: Moving Beyond Beauty: Reverence and Reclamation
Atrium Gallery: To March is to Love: Weavings by Janel Leppin

December 7, 2023 – February 17, 2024
Opening Reception: December 7, 7 – 9pm

Moving Beyond Beauty
This exhibit brings together five artists—Adjoa Jackson Burrows, Jacqui Crocetta, Maggie Gourlay, June Linowitz, and Elzbieta Sikorska—who make work that is at once aesthetically pleasing and philosophically compelling. Visual attractiveness and the expression of deep and sometimes unsettling ideas live together, as each artist feels an urgency to address love, concern and reverence for the natural world. Beauty, created through skillful and inventive use of materials, becomes the doorway through which the viewer enters into a sincere dialogue about our fundamental need to experience and learn from nature and our ever more pressing responsibility to honor and care for it.

To March is to Love
Leppin’s whimsical and moving fiber art represents the dichotomy of a wondrous and fragile world, weaving textiles and used clothing to create unexpected textures and patterns. Her work mirrors the struggle between action and complacency, inviting us to engage with and contemplate our humanity.

Maggie Gourlay, "Invasive Reflections Pothos"
Adjoa Jackson Burrows, "Garden Cloak"
June Linowitz, "Planet in Peril WATER"

(Not) Strictly Painting Juried Show
September 14– November 11, 2023
Opening Reception: September 14, 7 – 9pm
In-Person Artist Talk: Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 7-9pm

(Not) Strictly Painting is a juried biennial exhibition celebrating the depth and breadth of paintings–or works related in some way to painting–from artists throughout the mid-Atlantic area. Now in its 14th iteration, Strictly Painting is one of the region’s most important painting exhibitions. (Not) Strictly Painting will be juried by Tim Brown, Director of IA&A at Hillyer.

(Not) Strictly Painting 14 featured artists include:

  • Maremi Andreozzi
  • Sondra Arkin
  • MK Bailey
  • Julia Bloom
  • Maria Brito
  • Nikki Brugnoli
  • Tory Cowles
  • Pamela Crockett
  • Delna Dastur
  • Anna U Davis
  • Thomas Drymon
  • Gayle Friedman
  • Genie Ghim
  • Jane Godfrey
  • Pat Goslee
  • Reni Gower
  • Freya Grand
  • Lou Haney
  • Amelia Hankin
  • Tom Hill
  • Andrew Hladky
  • Leslie Holt
  • Sabiha Iqbal
  • Barbara Januszkiewicz
  • Wayson Jones
  • Joanne Kent
  • Pamela Keravuori
  • Chee Keong Kung
  • Ruth Lozner
  • Matthew Malone
  • Nicole Maloof
  • Nipun Manda
  • Sasha-Loriene McClain
  • Begona Morton
  • Olivia Niuman
  • Cory Oberndorfer
  • Sookkyung Park
  • Judith Pratt
  • Sharon Robinson
  • Violet Simulation
  • Kanika Sircar
  • Marsha Staiger
  • Ann Stoddard
  • Monica Stroik
  • Terry Thompson
  • Roderick Turner
  • Jessica van Brakle
  • Ashley Joi Whitley
  • Sharon Wolpoff
  • Debra Wright

Visiting Our Galleries

The Emerson Gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.
The Atrium Gallery is available during McLean Community Center operating hours.

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