Meteorology, by Frances Gallardo

I recently saw Meteorology, an exhibition of Frances Gallardo’s cut-paper works at the Torpedo Factory. I was struck by the contrast between the delicate nature and look of the pieces, and the destructive forces they represent. At first sight, Gallardo’s cut-paper pieces resemble traditional lace work, and suggest flower or bird shapes. But each actually…

24 + 24 Show Reception Highlights

We had quite a good turnout this past Friday at the 24+24 show reception. Guest artists brought in a wide range of media and stiles, some of which stood out for the complex messages they convey. I was particularly drawn to Elissa Farrow-Savos’s sculpted figures, which seemed to convey the idea of isolation and helplessness.…

Waverly St. Gallery Annual 24 + 24 Show

On Valentine’s Day, come check out the Waverly St. Gallery’s Annual 24 + 24 Show, where the 24 gallery members invite 24 guest artists to display their work. My guest is Paul Klassett, from Richmond, VA. Paul is a Corcoran-trained photographer who became a full-time ceramicist some three years ago. The opening reception on Friday,…

PBS Annual Craft Fair & Bake Sale

This Wednesday, February 12, I will be at the PBS craft fair and bake sale to benefit the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, VA. All proceeds from the bake sale and vendors’ fees will be donated. The event will run from 10AM-2PM at PBS Crystal City Headquarters: 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA [map] in the 2nd…

Looking for a Valentine’s gift?

Once More, With Feeling is the ongoing Kiln Club sale event at Scope Gallery featuring Valentine-themed ceramic pieces. It runs through February 23, from 10AM to 6PM daily (9PM on Thursdays). Scope Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Gallery in Old Town Alexandria, VA [map].