This June, the Art League Gallery presents a trio of exhibits: The Spirit of Carnival by Beverly Valdez and the June 2022 Landscape Exhibit, in the Gallery through July 3; and the 2022 Student/Faculty Show, online through July 15.
Headquartered at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Art League, Inc. is among the nation’s largest and oldest multi-service organizations for visual artists. It is a major component of the cultural fabric of Alexandria, offering extensive exhibit opportunities for artists through its gallery, outstanding fine art education through the school, and valuable outreach programs to the local community. The three exhibits this June feature diverse artists and perspectives in keeping with the Art League’s support of artists of all backgrounds, cultures, media, and skill levels.
In Spirit of Carnival, solo artist Beverly Valdez conveys the essence of carnival culture in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. Valdez’s series of brilliant abstract paintings speak to this popular event’s history, symbolism, nuances, and iconic themes. They are joyous, musical, and dynamic! Join the Art League for a conversation with Valdez via Zoom on Thursday, June 16 from 6-7 pm. RSVP here.
For the June 2022 Landscape Exhibit, Art League member artists present works that capture a sense of place. From quiet countrysides and majestic mountains to lively streetscapes and varied bodies of water, artists expressed their visions in acrylic, collage, mixed media, oil, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and sculpture. A mix of 94 figurative and abstract artworks are featured. It was juried by Thaisa Way, the director of garden and landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; and landscape architecture photographer Sahar Coston-Hardy.
The annual Student/Faculty Show allows the Art League’s student body and instructors to shine. This year it returns online and includes artworks completed by students between the March 2020 and Winter 2022 terms. It was juried by Scott Hutchison, an Associate Professor of Practice in painting and drawing at Georgetown University and former Art League painting and drawing instructor. Join the League via Zoom as they celebrate these artists during a Virtual Reception and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, July 10 from 2-3:30 pm. RSVP here.