Press Release December 2017
Gallery Underground presents: “This is America”, a National Juried Art Exhibit.
Juried artists from around the United States present artwork exploring what America means to them.
When: Nov. 27-Dec. 29, 2017
Reception, Awards Ceremony and Juror’s Talk: Friday Dec. 1, 5-8pm
Juried by Marsha Staiger, Artist and Instructor, Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Alexandria, VA
Featured Artist for December: Cindi Lewis
Using a variety of traditional oil painting techniques, photos and sketches, Cindi Lewis creates art with “visual rhythm echoing the musical rhythm of the performers onstage.” She states, “As an artist, I have become intrigued by live music: the effects of stage lights; the shapes and patterns created by the equipment; the motion and energy of the performers; the interaction of the musicians with each other, their instruments, and their audience. My paintings depicting performing musicians are intended to capture and highlight the things that set live music apart from listening to recorded music.”
First Fridays (first Friday of every month), Gallery Underground hosts an art reception FREE and open to all from 5-8pm. A members’ art gallery features sculpture, pottery, clay work, jewelry, paintings, mixed media and photography; each month the entire gallery changes it’s exhibit and presents a new show from its talented local members.
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. Gallery Underground has been voted “Best Art Gallery” in Arlington Magazine’s “Best of Arlington” survey, and was selected “Best Gallery, Crystal City” by Washingtonian Magazine.
Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages which are free all day Saturdays and after 4:00 on weekdays.
The Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery
Crystal City Shops
2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Gallery Director: Sandi Parker
Arlington Artists Alliance:
A Nonprofit Organization Serving and Supporting Arts and Artists in Arlington County
Alliance PR Contact: Kat Jamieson
Marketing Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Tom Mulczynski
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 Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Crystal City Business Improvement District (CCBID). For more information about the Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org