1. Swarm of Red Lanterns in a Forest
2. Bed of Colorful Roses
3. Surrounding Buildings Projected Onto Magic Square
4. Hovering Watering Cans
See the full list on My Modern Met.
Don’t miss out on Artist Talk with Sherry Zvares Sanabria & Annie Farrar on Thursday, December 12th @ 6:30 p.m.!
This Friday, December 6th, 6-9pm!
Come join to see the works of Elizabeth Holtry, Annie Farrar, and Shelly Zvares Sanabria! Beautiful work and beautiful people to enjoy!
Friday, November 8 was Intern Appreciation Day led by our one and only, Allison! As we all piled into Allison’s Chevy Equinox first thing in the morning, the anticipation of her surprise was killing us. We passed the time talking about Alex and Liz’s new move into the DC area, missing Jaclyn who was in New York for a job interview, and Allie (our beautiful Gallery Assistant and Events Coordinator) reminiscing about her time as an intern. The first stop of the day was Flux Studios and Washington Glass School located in Mt. Rainier.
We were able to speak to Novie Trump, founder of Flux Studios, on her process in ceramics as she generously served us cookies and tea. As we toured the studio and drooled over all the pieces we wanted to purchase, we were also able to watch Philippa Whiteside, a visiting artist from the UK, work on her “STRENGTH” sculpture. We took a walk around the corner to Washington Glass School, meeting many people including Michael Janis, the co-director. Like Novie, he spoke about the school/studio, gave us a tour, and their current collaborative project with the Library of Congress. As Eden sadly said goodbye to Flux Studio’s in-house dog, Arya, we made our move to Allison’s house in Alexandria for lunch.
At Allison’s, we met her fluffy, soft bunny, Francesca while she set the table with chicken salad and vegetarian sandwiches. She even got us fancy gelato with fruit topping! Safe to say, Allison officially became our favorite boss because the way to our hearts is through our stomach. Although we were all in a food coma and wanted to pass out on her orange Anthropologie couch, we found the energy to drive around the corner to the Torpedo Factory.
Not to quote “Aladdin” intentionally, but none of the interns had ever been to the Torpedo Factory, so touring the building was like being in a whole new world. We were able to meet Allison’s old co-workers, including Lisa Schumaier, who was nice enough to let us ravage her art supply to make fish can altars. Allison spoiled us once again with Starbucks while catching up with Lisa, braiding each other’s hair. The whole experience felt a lot like Christmas.
Thank you to Allison, Allie, and Hillyer Art Space for giving us the opportunity to learn about the art world and treating us more than just interns :)
For more information about the places we visited, you can check out the following websites:
Why artists sometimes make no sense. It makes sense…
Come chat with artists D.B. Stovall and Pamela Viola. Discuss the ideas, processes and concepts behind their work on view this month!