FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 16, 2017
Free and open to the public
FEBRUARY 2018 SHOWS AT GALLERY UNDERGROUND
Focus Gallery: “Go with the Flow” Solo Show by Anya Getter
Main Gallery: New February Members Exhibit with featured artist Sandi Parker
Dates: Jan. 29 – Feb. 23, 2018
Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, February 2, 5-8pm
Arlington, VA – “Go with the Flow,” a solo show showcasing new work by Anya Getter, a mixed media artist known for her boldly colored, whimsical, introspective art. This show explores the fluid magic of acrylic paint. The artist says: “there is only so much control an artist can exert over the fluid medium, so part of the process is to embrace the unexpected and literally go with the flow. I had to surrender to the will of the paint, a scary yet beautiful thing.”
Also featured along with new works by Gallery members is painter Sandi Parker whose acrylic abstracts are richly textured, often including other media such as graphite pencil, oil crayon and collage, or scratching to reveal layers of color beneath and provide energy and movement. “My abstract work is influenced by the patina found on urban walls, and I frequently include graffiti in my work,” she says. Sandi has been accepted into and won awards at many local and national juried shows, held a solo show of her abstract works, “Urban Edge,” in 2016, and was commissioned in 2016 to paint two abstracts for a large-scale permanent public art installation as part of the “Art Walls” project in Crystal City, Arlington, VA, on view at 12th St. and Army-Navy Drive.
First Fridays (first Friday of every month), Gallery Underground hosts an art reception FREE and open to all from 5-8pm. This members’ art gallery features paintings, sculpture, clay work, jewelry, mixed media and photography; each month the entire gallery changes its exhibit and presents a new show from its talented local members. Gallery Underground’s monthly opening receptions are part of Crystal City’s Art Underground “First Friday” events where you can also jam at ArtJamz Underground, take a stroll along the Fotowalk, and catch a show at Synetic Theater.
Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and serves as the main gallery space for the 150-member Arlington Artists Alliance. In addition to its monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins, monthly Painting Uncorked classes, and dance and musical performances. The gallery has been voted “Best Art Gallery” in Arlington Magazine’s “Best of Arlington” survey, and was selected “Best Gallery, Crystal City” by Washingtonian Magazine.
For more information about Gallery events, visit www.galleryunderground.org. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists. It is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), and JBG Smith.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free all day Saturdays and after 4pm on weekdays.
Kat Jamieson, Marketing Chair
Tom Mulczynski, President
The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts and in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally, Gallery Underground and Studios Underground are supported by JBG Smith and Crystal City Business Improvement District (CCBID). For more information about the Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org