With the baseball season in full swing, we thought it as good as time as any to share our baseball prints with our readers. (They also make great Father’s Day gifts!!) We have prints ranging from the 19th century all the way up to modern representations of America’s favorite pastime. All of the prints, unless otherwise noted, are in our Georgetown gallery for viewing and buying. We also ship if you are not local to DC. Enjoy!
A lover of all sports, they watch all the big games and follow their favorite teams with full devotion. They learn the rules, the history, and statistics of every game and team, and in most cases, have played it themselves. They are the sports fan. Below are some of our picks for the sports fan on your list. Enjoy!
Check back soon for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view past gift guides, see below:
All sales can be made in store or over the phone. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.
Upcoming Events at The Old Print Gallery
“Su-Li Hung & Richard Sloat: 40 Years Together in Art” closes on Saturday
Su-Li Hung and Richard Sloat met at the Art Students League in 1971, and married the following year. Now, forty years later, The Old Print Gallery celebrates their creative partnership with a retrospective of each artist’s work. Although their printmaking emerges from two very distinct styles, the show’s sweeping assessment of their art reveals glimpses of related motifs, colors, and textures, as well as shared moments of inspiration.
Opening Reception for our “2012 Winter Contemporary SHow” next friday 11.16, 5-8pm
The Old Print Gallery is pleased to present our 2012 Winter Contemporary Show, which will open on Friday, November 16, 2012, with a nighttime reception at the gallery from 5-8pm. No RSVP necessary, all are welcome to stop by to see the new exhibit and meet several of the local printmakers featured in the show.
The show is an assortment of works by both up-and-coming and established printmakers, in several mediums. Highlights include a series of charged photolithographic landscapes by Sylvie Covey, beautifully involved linocut relief prints by Karima Muyaes and Tenjin Ikeda, and boldly hued prints by local artists Susan Goldman, Philip Bennet, and Joan Krash. The show will remain on view until February 9, 2013.
Upcoming Events Around Town
Artist Tour of “Before and after The derecho” with Yolanda frederikse at Washington printmakers Gallery
On November 11th, join artist Yolanda Frederikse at the Washington Printmakers Gallery for an intimate talk/tour of her current solo exhibition, “Before and After the Derecho.” The exhibition includes prints created before the June 30 mega-storm as well as prints created after the incurring damage that Yolanda suffered to her house and studio. The tour begins at 2:30pm.
The Old Print Gallery recently added works by Yolanda to our contemporary inventory, and her 2010 lithograph View From Key Bridge is included in our upcoming exhibit 2012 Winter Contemporary Show , which opens on Friday, November 16th. She is a very talented printmaker, and we urge all of our readers to attend her talk this weekend!
Washington Printmakers Gallery is located at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The number at the gallery is 301-273-3660. Website for more information: http://washingtonprintmakers.com/.
Philip Bennet’s “Retrospective 1942-2012” on view now at Glenview Mansion Gallery
The Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville Civic Center, is presenting an 70 year retrospective of works by Philip Bennet (a printmaker represented by OPG). The show features paintings and monotype prints, including a watercolor painted at age 12, a self-portrait in oil painted at age 13, and over 25 other works in pastel, acrylics, watercolor, collage, and monotypes. Retrospective 1942-2012 runs from November 1 through November 27, 2012.
In his early years, Bennet painted realistic landscape and seascape watercolors and pastels, while filling his sketch books with pen and ink drawings during his travels. He then gravitated to abstract images, and now paints primarily abstracts. Bennet states that “the start of some of my abstracts seems like chaos but by intuitively adding, deleting, and changing lines, marks and shapes, some order is restored.”
Glenview Mansion Gallery is located at 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD. Gallery hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am to 4:30pm. Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-9pm. Closed on all major holidays. Call (240) 314-5004 for recorded directions.
A very BIG thanks to WAMU 88.5 and Sean Rameswaram for featuring our current contemporary show, Su-Li Hung & Richard Sloat: 40 Years Together in Art, on their programming. For all our out-of-town or radio-less followers, you can listen to the quick Art Beat post here:
The show’s last day is Saturday, November 10. Some of the prints included in 40 Years Together are still available for purchase, so we encourage everyone to stop by and see the prints in person before the show ends and the prints come down. Our gallery hours are Tuesday- Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. You can also see the prints on our website, here.
In addition to our current retrospective of Su-Li Hung and Richard Sloat’s woodcuts, the gallery is currently offering several of Su-Li’s books for sale. A printmaker and poet, Su-Li has published over 30 articles and books, and we are happy to be able to present three of them at the gallery: “Meeting the Marvelous Phoenix”, “Little Lily’s Birth Journey”, and “Trees of Takao”.
Last week, we took a quick look at Hung’s book of poetry “Trees of Takao”. Today, we are showcasing her two children’s books, “Meeting the Marvelous Phoenix” and “Little Lily’s Birth Journey”. Beautifully illustrated with woodcuts and paintings, these books are sweet and whimsical.
“Little Lily’s Birth Journey” follows the birth “journey” of baby Lily, from womb to delivery. Baby Lily travels via floating yellow balloons through fields of lily flowers, past smiling moons and rainbow bridges, and encounters animals, plants, and even vegetables. Each page is artfully illustrated, and offers the text in both English and Chinese.
In the afterword for the book, Hung writes:
” Between the first contradiction until the final delivery, is our common yet unique journey of a baby’s birth. Little Lily’s birth journey took 36 hours. Since it was a happy ending, we can imagine here birth journey as a joyful and meandering one.
This book encourages parents and children to take their birth journey together again. It is such an incredible unique journey, a beautiful and precious experience.”
“Meeting the Marvelous Phoenix” tells the tale of Lily as a young girl, exploring the woods of her grandparents’ country house in Taiwan Walking through bamboo fields and dancing trees, she spots different colorful birds, and watches misty clouds hang on tree branches, changing into fanciful shapes. Finally, from one large cloud emerges the fanciful Phoenix.
In the afterword, Hung writes:
“In the old Chinese myth, every five hundred years a phoenix is born, bringing the world the promise of renewal. I think every new-born baby brings the promise of renewal as well.
The Monkey King in the Chinese folk story was born from a rock, while the magic boy, Momotarosan, from the Japanese folk story, was born from a peach. I imagined a phoenix born from a cloud because many times, I have seen a sunrise, or a sunset cloud, dragging splendid golden feather through the sky, like a flying phoenix I think it is quite possible for the beautiful phoenix from the ancient legend to be born from a cloud.”
All three of Hung’s books can be purchased in our gallery, by phone, or viewed on our website, here.