JRA Day, the Renwick Alliance’s annual craft show, is tomorrow – Saturday, Dec 1st!

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JRA Day is a one-day showcase for artists who are members of the James Renwick Alliance. This event gives the public an opportunity to see and purchase work by nearly 40 artists in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and other media.  It’s great for holiday
shopping, and admission is free. Organized by J.G. Harrington and Jere Gibber.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
11am – 5pm
The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase
7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Sean Hennessy & John Henderson “Inspire” Public Art Sculpture

“Inspire” public art sculpture by Sean Hennessey and John Henderson for Baltimore's Lots Alive Outdoor Community Art Program.

“Inspire” public art sculpture by Sean Hennessey and John Henderson for Baltimore’s Lots Alive Outdoor Community Art Program.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Baltimore Green Network outdoor community art program, “Lots Alive” sought the creation of temporary outdoor artworks sited on vacant lots along Baltimore’s Park Heights Ave. Designed in partnership with Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s Baltimore Green Network, the “Lots Alive” project aims to breathe life into underutilized vacant spaces through creative interventions. Six artists were selected and Sean Hennessey and John Henderson collaborated (as H&H Collective) on a cast glass and steel sculpture titled ‘Inspire’. 

Artist Sean Hennessey installs the sculpture on site.

Artist Sean Hennessey installs the sculpture “Inspire” on site.

The work created is an internally illuminated, four-sided obelisk with panels mounted into the framework. Using cast glass, Sean and John have created a strong sculpture for Baltimore. John created dimensional imagery using Adinkra symbols. For Sean – the work is a bit of a farewell love letter to Baltimore as he moves to Seattle. This is one of the only pieces Sean had shown in Baltimore City since his first solo show in 2006. His narrative concept for the artwork story was to have the bottom panels on the sculpture represent a wanting or dream, with the upper panels represent fulfillment.

Detail of cast glass inset panel in H&H Collective sculpture "Inspire".

Detail of cast glass inset panel in H&H Collective sculpture “Inspire”.

The sculpture has solar powered LED lighting to make the artwork command attention at night. The artwork is located at 4215 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

View of sculpture "Inspire" located at 4215 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD.

View of sculpture “Inspire” located at 4215 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD.

Washington Glass School Open Studios Dec 15th!

Soon its that time of year….the annual Washington Glass School Open Studios, one of the most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)!

WGS artists Tim Tate, Laura Beth Konopinski, Michael Janis, April Shelford, Patricia de Poel Wilberg, Max DeMulder, Debbi LoCicero and others will be exhibiting their artwork, along with Montgomery County’s “Outstanding Artist” – Erwin Timmers!  

Santa plans the open house logistics on his last visit to the Glass School.

Santa plans the open house logistics on his last visit to the Glass School.

From the small child to the serious art collector, the Holiday Open House fits everyone’s taste. The event features fun gift ideas and snacks, with the artists of the Washington Glass School and the surrounding arts venues and studios. Mark your calendars (in RED) for Saturday, December 15th, from noon til 5pm.