The Mansion @ Strathmore Presents ‘Interiors’

Chris Shea: Scapularis Chairs and Stalk Table Forged steel, glass

Chris Shea: Scapularis Chairs and Stalk Table
Forged steel, glass

Now open at The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland: “Interiors,” a design-centric show featuring modern works for the home – furniture, tapestries, objects, and more, in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, and wood. The featured artists include Elizabeth Brim, Michael Janis, Sarah Nikitopoulos, Kenny Pieper, Chris Shea, and Rachael Warner. It runs through April 2, with an opening reception on March 2. 

Kenny Pieper: Amber Satin Goblet Study

Kenny Pieper: Amber Satin Goblet Study

 

It’s a whole new world for artists, as interior designers make the shift to a new perception of form and function. Part of the switch is the unprecedented availability of previously exotic materials; part of it is an omnipresent technology that spreads ideas, trends, and new techniques with ever-increasing rapidity. Inspired by this, today’s artists are increasingly adding furniture and object design to their portfolios.

With furniture, tapestries, objects, and more, Interiors celebrates modern works for the home and illustrates how art elevates the everyday to the sublime.

The following events are being presented in conjunction with the exhibition:

 

Sarah Nikitopoulous: Xenolith Jar

Sarah Nikitopoulous: Xenolith Jar

OPENING RECEPTION March 2
CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR March 4
CURATOR’S TOUR March 4

Interiors
Sat, Feb 25–Sun, April 2
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The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD 20852

WGS Gets Wood Artist Drew Storm Graham

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The DC-area knows that StrathmoreHall houses the incredible Baltimore Symphony, but Strathmore is not just for the performing arts anymore – Strathmore features fine visual arts. The organization is in its second season of its Fine AIR program, where the center cultivates local visual arts talent by pairing emerging artists with established professionals in the community in its Fine Artist in Residence (Fine AIR) program and exhibition. Fine AIR residencies last six months, during which time participants expand their craft, build their audience, create a curatorial proposal, solidify their artistic voice and, ultimately, premiere a new body of work commissioned by Strathmore.

“Twisted” Drew Storm Graham

2012-2013 Strathmore class of fine artist-in-residence Drew Storm Graham expands his knowledge of artwork media by working in glass at the Washington Glass School.
Multidisciplinary artist Drew Graham’s artwork references imagery steeped in the counter cultures of tattoo and graffiti art. Normally working with airbrushed laminated wood veneers,  under the mentorship of writer and artist F. Lennox Campello, Drew has been exploring new artistic possibilities. 

Drew Graham begins sifting crushed glass powder onto panels of glass for color samples.
Color, texture, patterns, sequence and how depth can be achieved are the goals of the glass workshop.

The culminating Fine Artists in Residence Exhibition  will be on view in the Mansion at Strathmore beginning August 31, 2013.

About Strathmore

Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The hallmark of the arts center is the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore, located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, is immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. For more information, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.