Nature’s Grasp: A Printmaking Portfolio
Location: Gallery 3700 | 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington, VA
Developed as an invitational portfolio exchange featuring 18 artists from across the U.S. and Canada, Nature’s Grasp refers to themes of man’s ability to both create and destroy, sometimes in conflict with nature’s similar abilities. Participating artists include: Emily Arthur (UW – Madison); Douglas Bosley (Bosley Memorial Collections & Archives); James Chase (New Hampshire Institute of Art); Julia Curran; Oscar Gillespie (Bradley U.); Dylan Goldberger; Susan Goldberger (Lily Press); Jessi Hardesty (Carroll Community College); John Hancock (Mary Hardin-Baylor U); Dusty Herbig (Syracuse U); John Hitchcock (UW-Madison); Nick Knudson; Jun Lee (LAC Artist in Residence); Steven Munoz (Dir., LAC); Ryan O’Malley (Texas A&M); Blake & Hannah Sanders (SE Misouri State U); Joseph Velasquez (Florida Atlantic U); Ericka Walker (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design U).
Flights of Fancy: art inspired by the bee and butterfly garden
Reception & Presentation June 20, 2018
The 5th Annual “Flights of Fancy” exhibit features works inspired by the textures, colors, and literal impressions from the Lee Center’s Butterfly Garden. Coinciding with National Pollinator Week (June 18 – 24), there will be a reception on Wednesday, June 20 featuring a presentation (6:30pm) about pollinators and their impact on our environment.
Ceramic and Print Media by Cherie M. Redlinger and Klaudia Levin
September 1 – 30, 2017
Local artists and longtime Lee Arts Center members; Cherie M. Redlinger, printmaker, and Klaudia Levin, ceramist, came together to create cohesive artwork interpreting movement/rhythm and balance with respect to the medium that they each use. Each dry point and sculpture begins with a premise or simple evocative idea. Like a puzzle, the composition evolves one piece at a time. Otherwise the artists manipulate possible elements, making decisions about what works and what is needed to complete the compositions. Each work melds together into fresh meanings that reflect their interest in concepts of balance and movement. Rhythm plays a key sense of movement to achieve harmony in a composition and a sense of completion to an artwork. As artists, both Levin and Redlinger use these elements to distribute colors, texture, space and shapes to create balance in our artworks to feel a strong and vivid appearance.
June 6 – July 8, 2017
Opening Reception: June 21
The 4th Annual “Flights of Fancy” exhibit, runs from June 6 to July 8, 2017, and will present works that are inspired by the textures, colors, and literal impressions from the Lee Center’s Butterfly Garden. The exhibit also coincides with National Pollinator Week, which runs from June 19th through the 25th.
Nature’s Grasp: A Printmaking Portfolio
April 13 – May 30, 2017
Opening Reception: April 15, 2017, 1 – 3 PM
Featuring works inspired by man’s eternal struggle with the natural world and his place within it, Nature’s Grasp is an international invitational portfolio print exchange consisting of 18 high caliber artists from across the United States and Canada. The exhibit runs from April 13 through May 31, 2017, at the Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22207. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 15 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
Co-Organized by Steven Munoz, Director of Lee Arts Center and Jun Lee, LAC Artist in Residence, this project centers on themes of man against nature, man against man and man against self as they are all interrelated and ultimately within ‘Nature’s Grasp’. Mankind has an incredible ability to create, destroy, and interrupt, which sometimes conflicts with nature’s greater ability to achieve the same objectives. Conversely, both forces also have the capacity to exhibit creativity, calm and tranquility. We hope to strengthen the bond between people and nature by finding new ways to connect nature with people’s lives.
Survival of the Fittest
Jun Lee, Artist-in-Residence
Oct 1 – 30, 2015
Opening Reception: October 1, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 PM
In the woodcut, linocut, and screen print works in her exhibit Survival of the Fittest, artist-in-residence Jun Lee evokes the different moments along the spectrum of our competitive lives – from hiding away to preparing for a fight. We often try to ignore it but competition impacts every aspect of contemporary life. Competition for resources, competition for jobs, competition for space. We even vie against one another to buy tickets to see competitive sporting events. We love to find ways to hide from these realities: to shade ourselves from the harshness of its glaring bright light. So we put on disguises that fool us into believing there can be even a momentary respite from the battle.