New Exhibitions Open April 15
Opening Reception | April 15, 4-7 p.m.
We are excited to welcome two new exhibitions to Art Enables in April. Please join us for the opening reception on April 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. We'll have refreshments, wine, and a chance to mingle with the artists.
DOWN THE STREET: RHODE ISLAND AVE. | April 15 – August 19, 2023
"Down the Street: Rhode Island Ave." is a collaborative, site-specific installation featuring large-scale drawings and paintings by Art Enables artists and visiting artist Amanda Burnham. Depictions of Rhode Island Ave. NE landmarks, storefronts, and quirks are collaged to create an immersive, mash-up impression of our neighborhood that spills off the gallery walls. Buildings, windows, signs, trees, and potted flowers rendered in black paint and marker are cut, pasted, folded, and reassembled. The resulting construction offers stage scenery for a mental impression of our beloved DC corridor.
GARDEN VARIETY | April 15 – June 10, 2023
Art Enables is pleased to present a new, home-grown showcase in homage to Springtime. All drawings and paintings in this studio gallery exhibition feature garden-themed subjects: beautifully landscaped grounds, plenty of flowers, and some birds and insects that flutter around them. Beginning in early May, the gallery will also bloom with a site-specific floral installation by Sweet Root Village, the Alexandria-based team known for their lush and dreamy floral designs.
Please join us on the evening of May 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a special after-hours event celebrating the artwork and newly unveiled installation. We'll have refreshments and floral arrangements made by the artists in a workshop with Sweet Root Village will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public.
Image: Charles Meissner