Category: Eye on Art

Juried Art Show at Kentlands Mansion Enthralls

Photo | Marylou Bono Bill Mapes’ “Joshua” is Best in Show at the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association’s 33rd Juried Art Show, on display through July 7 at the Kentlands Mansion.

A warm spring evening brought out a crowd to view the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association’s 33rd Juried Art Show at the Kentlands Mansion. Juror Jean Hirons, a celebrated pastelist, author of “Finding Your Style in Pastel” and instructor at Artists…

Out of Marge Wasson’s Lens Bloom Nature’s Components

Photo | Marylou Bono Fine Art photographer Marge Wasson focuses on the intimate relationships of parts in a whole. Her photos of flora and fauna were recently exhibited at the Kentlands Mansion.

The Kentlands Mansion recently presented The Kentlands Flower Show, a photography exhibit featuring the Composite Fine Art Photographers. The group took inspiration from events such as the Philadelphia Flower Show and highlighted the trio’s works with a decidedly individual spin…

Art Minus Color Reveals Deep Stories

Photo | Marylou Bono Poolesville artist James Vissari exhibits classic etchings of Georgetown scenes in the “Black and White” exhibit at the Arts Barn through May 12.

An unseasonably warm Sunday provided the backdrop for “Black and White,” an appealingly bold yet sophisticated Arts Barn gallery show exploring the monochromatic realm. The classic combination forces the eye to sharpen and focus on the beauty of light and…

Emerging Artists Let It Flow

Photo | Marylou Bono “Emerging Artists,” on exhibit through April 22 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, features the work of 36 artists, many of whom spoke at the artists reception on March 28.

Art’s beauty, diversity and universal language is on display in “Emerging Artists,” the city’s current show in the Activity Center at Bohrer Park featuring work in a variety of media by up-and-coming artists. Last Thursday’s reception featured a record turnout…

‘Musicalia’ Rings at the Arts Barn

Photo | Marylou Bono Alfredo Ortiz, Carol Sontheimer, Magruder Murray, Roxana Rojas-Luzon, Bill Mapes, Frances Stowe-Sinkler and Meg Schaap gather at an artists reception for their work showcased in “Musicalia,” at the Arts Barn through March 31.

Music can name the unnameable, and communicate the unknowable said composer Leonard Bernstein … and so plays “Musicalia,” the sound and shape of music in all formats, at the Arts Barn. As a companion to several musical events at the…

ALOG’s Colors and Imagination Light up Kentlands Mansion

Bill Mapes’ “Nataliya” received an Oil/ Acrylic award in the 6th Annual Art League of Germantown show.

Not even the wintry mix deterred art lovers from the Kentlands Mansion recently to view the 6th annual Art League of Germantown (ALOG) multi-media exhibit “Colors and Imagination.” Juried into the show by Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro, an accomplished painter and native…

New Adventures for QOHS Art Teacher

Photo | Submitted Kentlands artist Neal Herron creates and teaches at the Our House pottery studio in Brookeville.

I met the vivacious Kentlands resident Neal Herron at his volunteer gig at Our House, a 142-acre farm and residential facility in Brookeville for at-risk boys aged 16 to 21. He was steered to the opportunity by his wife, Laura,…

Pottery Passion Always Alive for Kentlands Artist

Photo | Submitted You can see the work of Kentlands ceramicist Pam Berry at Artists on Market, located at 201 Market St. West in Kentlands Market Square.

And the potter said unto the clay, be ware …. and it was! As each painter has her own style, so each potter has her own technique. Kentlands ceramicist Pam Berry has been intrigued with the variations and ever-changing properties…

Woodturning Turns Into Art for Tim Aley

Photo | Marylou Bono Kentlands woodturner Tim Aley holds his “Asymmetrical Natural Edge Vase,” on display now at Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West.

For Kentlands woodturner Tim Aley, it was “time to see if I can get out and sell some of this stuff!” A friend showed him the Gaithersburg Artist Collective membership application. In their second round, he was juried into the…

See Into Interior Spaces at the Arts Barn Gallery

Photo | Marylou Bono (L to R, top) Artists Howard Clark, Michael Townsend, Leesha Gray, Luc Fiedler, Linda Slattery-Sherman, Susan Delaney, Jeanine L. Cummins and (L to R, bottom) Alexey Zoob, Vicky Surles, Harriet Wise and Andrea Kleinbussink spoke about their work at a Dec. 15 reception for the new “Interior Spaces” exhibit at the Arts Barn.

Art can only truly be art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life. So posited Margaret Fuller, an early 19th century American journalist and women’s rights advocate. Her words came to life Dec. 15…