VisArts Showcases Five Local Emerging Artists | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

VisArts Showcases Five Local Emerging Artists

Play associated audio
Brett John Johnson (standing, left) leads a public discussion of the "D.C. Emerging" art show at VisArts gallery in Rockville, Md. Crane sculptures on the left are by Sean Lundgren. Paintings in the center are by Mike Dowley, and the painting on the right is by Mariah Ann Johnson. All five artists in the show live in the D.C. area.
Jessica Palombo
Brett John Johnson (standing, left) leads a public discussion of the "D.C. Emerging" art show at VisArts gallery in Rockville, Md. Crane sculptures on the left are by Sean Lundgren. Paintings in the center are by Mike Dowley, and the painting on the right is by Mariah Ann Johnson. All five artists in the show live in the D.C. area.

One of the artists, Mariah Ann Johnson, has a display of paintings depicting memories of different kitchens.

"Sometimes exciting, good things happen," says Johnson. "Sometimes messes happen. Sometimes things catch on fire, you know. Interesting, cool things happen in the kitchen, kind of like the studio I guess."

Mike Dowley, an artist based in McLean, Va., says his landscapes are inspired bylocal parks.

"Heading toward Great Falls is, I think, just one of the most beautiful areas in the country," he says.

And faucets spewing puddles of fabric are the work of Rockville sculptor Maggie Gourlay.

"Art isn't what's out there," she says. "It's what the spectator sees."

The exhibit is running now through Aug. 11. On Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., the gallery will host a reception and rooftop party with the artists that will be open to the public.

NPR

A 19th-Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th-century novel, The Way We Live Now, clarifies the current financial situation.
NPR

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
NPR

In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.
NPR

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.