FEATURED ARTIST: Jane McElvany Coonce
FOCUS GALLERY: Christy Gavitt, “Reef Connections–Underwater Photographs”
Dates: March 1-29, 2019
Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, March 1st, 5-8pm
Free and open to the public
During March, the Arlington Artists Alliance is proud to present Featured Artist Jane McElvany Coonce. Jane has been working with acrylics, oils, pastels and terra cotta in the art field for over 35 years. Her works are held by private and corporate collectors including the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, the International Country Club of Fairfax, Georgetown University and the Rickover Naval Academy. Jane has won numerous awards for both her paintings and her sculptures, including first prize at the International Miniature Society of Washington, D.C. in 2000 and first prize in the plein air competition of Kensington in 2005.
Also presented in our Focus Gallery is “Reef Connections – Underwater Photographs” by Christy Gavitt.
These exhibitions are free and open to the public and run March 1-29, 2019 with the Opening Reception on Friday, March 1st, 5 – 8PM.
Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, Gallery Underground showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists. It is one of two large gallery spaces for the 200-member Arlington Artists Alliance; the other is Gallery Clarendon at 2800 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington.
Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents a new show from its talented members in many forms: paintings, sculpture, glass and ceramic work, jewelry, mixed media and photography. Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and on “First Fridays” (the first Friday of every month), hosts an art reception free and open to all from 5-8pm, along with 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.
In addition to its monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins 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. Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), and JBG Smith. For more information about the Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit www.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm
Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays.
An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery
Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
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