Studios and galleries sometimes intersect in the Arlington Arts and Falls Church Arts universe. For instance, a new show opened in the Mini-Gallery at Lee Arts Center yesterday called: “Flights of Fancy” that celebrates pollinators. The Gallery Director is artist, Steven Munoz. Steven learned silkscreening from artist Jun Lee, who instructed workshops at Lee Arts Printmaking Studio. Even seasoned artists continue their education, learning from other artists who specialize in particular art forms, methods, and techniques.
Falls Church arts is featuring “Printmaking” in its current exhibit. Barb Cram, at Falls Church Arts, remarked that “there are many fewer printmakers than painters,” for instance. Yes, printmaking takes special training and special equipment from which artists apply their creative abilities.
“Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting.”
In the show at Falls Church you can see an image from Steven Munoz of a pollinator. At Lee Arts Center, you can see images from printmakers and potters who have made art around the theme, including an image from silkscreen artist, Jun Lee. See the slideshow.
“Steven A Muñoz
Originally from New Mexico, Steven came to Washington, DC to attend American University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in printmaking. A recipient of the Allen M. Carney Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts, and the Elizabeth Van Swinderen Award, today his work is in the permanent collections of the Western Railroad and Mining Museum in Helper, Utah and Arlington County Government in Virginia. He is passionate about supporting the local arts community. He has juried many shows and reviewed hundreds of art related grant proposals.
Steven is a certified Master Gardener and has an affinity for bees. This work is Steven’s first silkscreen print. He recently took Jun Lee’s Silkscreen Workshop at the Lee Arts Center and this is the end result, a six-color silkscreen of a bee on a foxtail lily flower spray.”
Via Steven Munoz
Two galleries to visit:
Falls Church Arts
ArtSpace Falls Church
Address: 410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
Hours: posted daily on the website:http://www.fallschurcharts.org/
Lee Arts Center
“Flights of Fancy”
Lee Arts Center
5722 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
Monday & Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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