Monday, April 20, 2009

New Great Falls Studios Art Show at the Conscious Bean

Great Falls Studios members hung a new exhibit at the Conscious Bean, a coffee shop across the street from the Artists' Atelier (the studio space I share with 15 other artists) and new home for the Great Falls School of Art. Jennifer Duncan, fellow studiomate and friend, curated the show of coffee shop interior and exterior scenes created by artists who belong to Great Falls Studios, a membership organization of 84 creative souls who live or work in Great Falls. There are 20 pieces on view. Works are available for sale and include sculpture, a mixed media diorama, paintings in watercolor, oils, and acrylics, photography and digital art. It's a great representation of a very diverse group.

My painting "Caffe Bar", depicting a coffee shop in Venice, is my contribution to the exhibit.

Many of the exhibitors will be participating in this coming weekend's Spring Art Festival held in two locations on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. I'm one of them ... and I'll be moving between my two studios at 1144 Walker Road, Suites D & G, Great Falls, VA. You can see the Conscious Bean exhibit, 20 artist exhibitors at the Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse and 10 exhibitors at the Artists' Atelier, upstairs and downstairs, Suites D & G.

The exhibit will be up for three months. The Conscious Bean, 10123 Colvin Run Rd.
Great Falls, VA 22066. (703) 757-2326. See my blog post on the first exhibit "The Coffe Mug Exhibit" here.

Top left photo: artwork by Jill Banks (l) and Suzanne Twyford (r); top right: photo of "Caffe Bar" by Jill Banks; middle right photo: artwork by Cindy Grisdela (top) and Meredith Ledford (bottom); bottom center photo: artwork by fellow studiomate Elaine Elinsky (l), Sangita Patil (middle), and fellow studiomate John Francis McCabe (r).

Phone: 703.403.7435

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