Artful Weekend April 30-May 1 – The Art League

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy art in person or virtually.

This weekend: Screen Dream and Life is Fragile: Handle With Care at the League; Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2022 and Weaving in the Time of Covid at the Howard County Arts Council; the Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair 2022; and Paul Inglis: Rise & Shine with editions by Joel Shapiro at Gallery Neptune & Brown.

Screen Dream

Mask (Perfect Symmetry) by Sam Miller; 3D Sculpture, enameled polymer clay on frunt-sided mirror

Lights! Camera! Action! screen dream, our April themed exhibit, takes its cue from the big and small screen. Member artists created works—drawings, paintings, glass, mixed media, sculpture, and photography——inspired by the stories, images, writers, actors, directors, and musical scores from popular movies and television.

In the spirit of the exhibit’s theme, film and television actor Xander Berkeley served as juror. He is known for roles in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Air Force One movies, and more recently primetime series The Mentalist and 24. Along with those credentials, Berkeley is also an accomplished painter and sculptor.

Screen Dream is on view through May 1.

Life is Fragile: Handle With Care by Amy Browning-Dill

Careless by Amy Browning-Dill; Mixed media assembly

In this exhibit, mixed media artist Amy Browning-Dill seeks to explore the ways in which human beings are connected to ecology: how we pollute the earth, destroy it, and how this destruction ultimately affects us. As she considers humans to be part of this natural world, she aims to not only show how we are wrecking havoc on non-sentient life, but to explore how humanity itself suffers from our wantonness. Life is Fragile: Handle With Care is on view through May 1.

Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2022 and Weaving in the Time of Covid

Pieces of History: EC250, Mosaic, by Lisa Scarbath (HCA photo)

Cinderella’s Corset by Susan E. Picinich (HCAC photo)

The Howard County Arts Council presents two exhibits this month: The annual Resident Visual Artists Exhibit showcases artists with studios at the Howard County Arts Council Gallery. Weaving in the Time of Covid features fiber arts created during the Covid-19 pandemic by members of The Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore. Both exhibits are on view through May 28; 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD.

Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair 2022

Twenty-four exhibitors will be at this year’s Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair.

The Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair showcases the latest contemporary art in prints from over twenty galleries, dealers, and print publishers from across the US The 2022 exhibitors present the finest investment-quality, limited-edition fine art prints, multi-part portfolios, and artist books by the best of established and emerging artists. It is a perfect event for collectors, art lovers, and artists. It takes place now through Sunday, May 1. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Paul Inglis: Rise & Shine with editions by Joel Shapiro

Red Dog, c. 2021 by Paul Inglis

BOAT, BIRD, MOTHER AND CHILD (b), 2009 by Joel Shapiro

Gallery Neptune & Brown is introduces New England artist Paul Inglis to Washington DC Concurrently on view will be editions by New York artist Joel Shapiro. Both Inglis and Shapiro emphasize a spatial relationship with the figure. Modernist lines and folk-art sensibilities can be seen in each artist’s geometric forms. The small scale of Inglis’s work invites the viewer to have an intimate conversation with the objects. His work reflects observations in his surroundings. In abstracting from these memories, Inglis makes connections to emotions associated with the built environment. In contrast to Inglis’s compact critters and monoprints, Joel Shapiro is known for imposing, soaring sculptures, typically made from wood or bronze. Shapiro has been making art for fifty years. He creates his seemingly simple forms out of multicolored painted blocks and geometric planes. Paul Inglis: Rise & Shine opens Saturday, April 30, with a meet-and-greet with Paul Inglis from 4 – 6 pm It is on view through June 4.

Enjoy the weekend!

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