The ArtReach GW Community Gallery at THEARC supports and highlights the work of both established and emerging artists. We host local organizations, schools, group and solo exhibitions, with a special focus on artists and groups East of the River. Our goal is to engage community residents in a wide range of exhibitions and activities for all ages.
ArtReach Summer Intensive Exhibition 2021
Over the course of three weeks, DMV high school students practiced and improved their fine art and digital art skills. Students also participated in workshops related to college readiness and entrepreneurship taught by local art and design professionals. Throughout the process of creating, students learned about their own artistic style and how to translate their style into an art portfolio. This exhibition is a cumulation of artwork created in the program.
Angels of Uncertainty: My Lady of Manaoag, Patron Saint of Pylons and Pawn Shops
“Angels of Uncertainty: My Lady of Manaoag, Patron Saint of Pylons and Pawn Shops” is the culmination of Margarita Padua’s senior year in the Visual Arts department at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Focusing on themes of identity and environment, the pieces represent the intersection of her identity as an artist and Filipino-American with the sometimes xenophobic attitude of the small rural town where she grew up.
The ArtReach GW Community Gallery at THEARC presents artwork from students who participated in Spring 2021 programs. In the programs conducted fully via Zoom, students explored the architecture design process with Washington Architectural Foundation, art therapy workshops with graduate students from George Washington University’s Art Therapy program, clay with District Clay Center, and the world of digital illustration and fine arts with local professional artists.
This semester was extremely unique, learning to navigate the art making process in a completely virtual setting. Despite the challenges this semester brought, students and teachers remained dedicated to their projects and used their experiences to inspire creativity.