Monday, November 06, 2006

Silver Spring Art Walk

Silver Spring Art Walk

When: Nov. 12th, from 2-4pm

1.) Los Arrieros: Trip of a Lifetime, 7926 Georgia Ave
The photographs and montages at Los Arrieros represent Laura-Leigh Palmer's 'trip of a lifetime' last May when she went to Peru with a group of Masters and Doctoral students from the University of Pittsburgh LINCs program. This trip where they built an addition to a local preschool was the culmination of a class the students had been taking for two years with a focus is on service learning. The group stayed in Urabamba which is located in Sacred Valley in the Andes of Peru at 9,000 feet. The school is located in Palccaraqui a village just outside of Urabamba. It is a preschool that has students that are four to five years old. Not part of our original scope of work but something the village wanted was a wall mural in the school yard. Laura-Leigh¹s friend immediately volunteered her (as well as herself) and the adventure began.

2.) Alchemy: Make a Card of Thanks, 8025 Georgia Avenue
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, feel free to stop by from 2 to 4 pm and make a card for those you care for. We will have markers, card stock, rubber stamps, ink pads and other goodies. Feel free to bring your own additions to throw into the mix. We will also have local singer Isabelle Chester performing folk songs from 2-4 pm. Isabelle is also known as Miss Belle, who sings children's songs, but we had the opportunity to hear her singing to adults and couldn't resist an afternoon of good old folk songs. We also have new artists who have joined the store -- great new paintings and photography! We'll be serving hot cider and cookies -- come and bring your friends!

3.) Moorenkos: 8030 Georgia Ave.
At Moorenko's we're in the process of completely immersing ourselves in the Silver Spring local art scene. With the help of Kuroji Ntu we will be featuring the artwork of a different local artist every week. Stop by for a different experience every time!

4.) Gateway's Heliport Gallery: Freedom, 8001 Kennett St.
Come witness the power of Freedom. In this exhibit, 4 refugee and asylum artists present their emotional and evocative work. With work ranging from naïve, to abstract and realism this show has something for everyone.

5.) Steve Hanks Gallery: 7981 Eastern Ave. C-11
Mr. Hanks does watercolors and drawings that range from realistic wildlife to abstract expressionism. He has shown professionally on the wildlife show circuit, exhibiting at the prestigious Easton Waterfowl Festival among other such shows on the east coast. He also does watercolor landscapes and cityscapes. Many of his abstracts are fantastic anatomical figure metaphors and cityscapes with additional drawn details that call for closer inspection. He has exhibited in a variety of major museum art shows including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Denver, London, New York, and Woodstock (NY). He has done commercial drafting and technical graphics design work for large corporations and commercial publications. He currently teaches art at a private school in downtown DC and is offering private drawing and watercolor painting classes in his studio. Mr. Hanks has his BFA and his Masters degrees in art from the Univ. of Colorado and SUNY New Paltz. Mr. Hanks recently moved to Silver Spring and opened this new gallery to the public for the ArtWalk in 2006. His gallery is also open by appointment by calling 301-588-2326.

The gallery is located in the Artist Wing of Eastern Village Condominiums. To get the gallery, go to the rear door of the EV building (near the Kennett Street Parking Garage) and press Call (red button) and 011 on the call box located at the door

6.) Brian Hewitt Studio: 7981 Eastern Ave. C-8
Artist Brian Hewitt bridges the worlds of art and science in his expressive abstract paintings. As an undergraduate Brian studied physics at American University. In addition to art, his professional career has included work as a science and environmental journalist; and as a webmaster at NASA's Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics. He incorporates similar themes in his work, exploring the beauty in the energies of existence and motion, in order and chaos, in abstract concepts, and in incomprehensible scales.

Gateway Georgia Avenue Revitalization Corporation
8001 Kennett St. Suite 3, Silver Spring, Md. 20910
Home of the Gateway Heliport Gallery : Freedom
Gallery Hours: Tue - Fri, 4-7pm : 301.562.1400


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