LOOPED opens Saturday 4/5!

April 5 – May 10, 2014
Stacy Cantrell: LOOPED, curated by Kim Ward
Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 5, 4-7pm
Exhibition Hours: Thursday & Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 1-6pm

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With a nod to art history and masterpieces made by the greatest artists of the last couple millennia, Stacy Cantrell brings her quirky humor and irreverence for the sacred to Looped, a show of free form macro-crochet.  Exploring the dichotomy between fiber and the materials used in the classics, such as hard unyielding marble, Ms. Cantrell re-imagines and reinterprets these iconic pieces using soft, brightly colored yarn to create a surprising new twist on some of the most famous artworks of the modern age. -Kim Ward, Curator

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Join PPW’s new book club: ‘Suggested Reading’!

Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to announce a new program:
SUGGESTED READING
- a visual arts-focused book club with a tie to area exhibitions
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Here is you suggested reading for March – April 2014:
Book:
Interaction of Color, by Joseph Albers, 1963
Exhibition:
Gravity’s Edge at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (7th St & Independence Ave SW DC)

Read the book, see the exhibition, and we will have a discussion Group:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 3pm at the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen
829 Upshur Street NW DC (Petworth Metro Station, Green Line)

We are thrilled to launch a new program that pairs arts writing with current exhibitions on view in the area. We hope this program enriches the museum and gallery-going experience. In turn, artists, arts appreciators, and arts novices can all connect by reading the same book and gathering for an informal discussion group.Our SUGGESTED READING for March-April is Interaction of Color, by Joseph Albers, 1963, and we will tie this reading to the exhibition, Gravity’s Edge at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.

Art Book Swap @ the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen 3/17

Join us! Monday, March 17, 2014 6-8pm
ART BOOK SWAP! @ the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen
829 Upshur Street NW DC (Petworth Metro Station, Green Line)
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Join us in the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen for an Art Book Swap & Happy Hour! Bring a book or two (or more) to swap with others. Remaining titles will be donated to the Reading Room’s ongoing Free Library shelves.
What to bring: coffee table books, exhibition catalogs, art instruction books, indie publications, zines,  and bring a friend!
Enjoy happy hour and St. Paddy’s Day specials in the restaurant & bar (Petworth Citizen opens at 5pm on the 17th)
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(image credit: By Jay Phagan , CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Opening Reception Friday 2/21 6-8pm

Join us for the opening of ‘GENERAL ASSEMBLY’ our annual exhibition of PPW Resident Artists on Friday, February 21, 6-8pm (free/open to the public).  Details/info below:

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Pleasant Plains Workshop is an incubator for a variety of artists. Resident Artists are given affordable studio space and access to our printshop equipment. Our current artists work in a variety of mediums including: screenprinting, woodcut, sculpture, installation, photography, and book arts.

Our current Resident Artists are: Ken Ashton, Kristina Bilonick, Anthony Dihle, Beth Hansen, Chris Haughery, Danielle Scruggs, Ann-Marie VanTassell, and Martine Workman.

Exhibition Dates: Feb 21 – March 29, 2014
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm

Valentine gifties in the shop!

Just took a quick spin around the shop to make a selection of Valentines Day giftables available right now in the shop. Drop by to pick up any of these beauties on Thurs-Fri 2-7pm and Sat 1-6pm!:

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Date night outfit! from our ‘preloved’ clothing rack. Something sexy, something sweet. Satin/Lace blouse $5, pink pointelle cardigan $5

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pink & red-hand bound mini-journals by Bookish Lady $5/each

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hand-knitted ‘Strawbery Love’ cap by Rachel Wallach $15

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(above and below) hand-printed cards by Elizabeth Graeber and Bookish Lady $5/each

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laser-cut sterling silver ‘Till Death’ Mexican folk-art inspired necklace by BluGrn Design $38

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Red book plates by Orange Tabby Press $5 (set of 6)

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hand painted, enameled porcelain strawberry pin by Dorie Royer $20

Spread the love! <3 <3 <3

Upcoming Exhibition: ‘General Assembly’ opens 2/21:

February 21 – March 29, 2014
General Assembly
- annual exhibition of works by PPW Resident Artists
Featuring: Ken Ashton, Kristina Bilonick, Anthony Dihle, Beth Hansen, Chris Haughery, Danielle Scruggs, Ann-Marie VanTassell, and Martine Workman
Opening Reception: Friday, February 21, 6-8pm
Hours: Thursday & Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 1-6pm
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works left to right by Ann-Marie VanTassell, Anthony Dihle, Kristina Bilonick
Pleasant Plains Workshop is an incubator for a variety of artists. ‘Resident Artists’ are given studio space and access to our print workshop. Our current residents work in a variety of mediums including: Silkscreen, woodcut, painting, sculpture, photography, and art books.