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

In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and "ding!" of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.
NPR

New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
WAMU 88.5

Jury Deliberating 14 Counts In McDonnell Trial

As of Tuesday afternoon, there is no word yet from the seven men and five women who are deliberating 14 separate counts against the McDonnells.
NPR

The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak

To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained.

Leave a Comment

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