Three of my artist friends have exciting things happening in May in DC and Maryland.
Juan Hernandez has an opening reception on Friday, May 3rd, from 6:30pm - 9pm, at the Arts Club of Washington located at 2017 I St. NW, Washington, DC. The exhibition of the work of four artists will be up all month and includes paintings by Dana Ellyn whose work I've noticed in the past at Artomatic. The video above is from his show at the Goethe Institute last year, which was reviewed in The Washington Post. (That makes him a rock star in my book.) I became friends with Juan when we both worked as guards at The Phillips Collection.
Marie Riccio has an opening reception on Saturday, May 4th, from 5pm - 9pm at The Artists' Gallery located at 4 East Church St., Frederick, MD. And if you miss the opening, she'll be hosting an encore reception on Saturday, May 18th from 3pm - 5pm. Marie is showing a collection of stunning still life paintings called Angle of Incidence. She is a new friend I met at Paint Snow Hill this year.
And Leslie Belloso will be demonstrating painting at the Salisbury Zoo on Saturday, May 11th from 9am - 10:30am. Her demo is part of the Go Wild With Art event which is open to children and adults. Activities include: Plein Air Painting, Animal Shape Drawing, Aboriginal Drawing, Animal Origami, Sponge and Chalk Drawing, Photowalk, Animals in Clay, Animal Mask Making, open sketch and Demonstrations! It sounds like a lot of fun, especially Leslie's demo. Leslie is an old friend from Paint Snow Hill--and our husbands went to high school together.