Two art exhibitions open at the McLean Project for the Arts: works by students and teachers

Artist Reni Gower: “Papercuts DDThree”, acrylic on hand-cut paper mounted on silk. On the floor is a sand mat using the cut paper as a stencil. Professor Emerita Gower retired from the Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2018. Photo by Mercia Hobson.

Two exhibits are currently on view at the McLean Project for the Arts located inside the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean.

The first exhibition, Children’s Art Walk, is presented by the New Dominion Women’s Club and the MPA. The exhibit is open during McLean Community Center opening hours and is on display at the Arts Ramp Gallery through November 1.

Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists, is the MPA’s second exhibition.

The exhibition highlights the works of artists who “devote a great deal of time to teaching, mentoring and community building while continuing to support and develop strong and innovative personal works”. Most of the area’s colleges and universities are represented, including George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Northern Virginia Community College, University of Maryland, and Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as some educational institutes like the Washington GlassSchool. It is on display until November 13 at the McLean Project for the Arts Emerson and Atrium Galleries.

The Emerson Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Atrium Gallery is accessible during McLean Community Center hours of operation, Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday: 9 a.m. to midnight.

William E. Bennett