“Contrast” Gallery Underground Art Exhibition in July
Dates:  July 1-31, 2020

No opening reception this month due to health safety regulations

Gallery Underground presents Contrast, on view during the month of July. “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast,” goes a quote by Charles Dickens. Slowly emerging from sheltering at home, artists have submitted works that create drama and command attention through the use of contrast, both in color and subject.  The show features works in a variety of media including mixed media, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass, and ceramics.

For more information about Gallery Underground:

Gallery Underground has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 reader survey.  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.  

Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents a new show from its talented members in many forms: mixed media, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass, and ceramic work.  Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and on First Fridays (first Friday of every month), it hosts an art reception free and open to all from 5-7pm (Note: receptions will resume when larger gatherings are deemed safe). 

In addition to monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins and dance and musical performances.  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 Gallery events, visit the gallery website at galleryunderground.org

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County.  The organization encourages and supports both established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art, without partiality toward style or trend.  Its 150 members also exhibit year-round at a variety of Arlington community local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes.  For more information about the Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit https://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org

Holly Draper
Flowing Shells
8 x 8 inches
acrylic on canvas

Beth Ann Scott
“5 Blooms”
acrylic on canvas
6″x 6″