Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Current & Upcoming 2014 Exhibitions:
(all exhibitions take place at Pleasant Plains Workshop and are free and open to the public. High resolution images available upon request.)

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 five hundred years, 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

Stacy Cantrell was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1972. She received her BA in Music/Art in 1995 and she is currently working on her MA in History of Decorative Arts with graduation projected in Spring 2014. Stacy learned to crochet at the age of 4 and became an expert at making everything from scarves to custom designed Barbie doll clothing. Over time her style has developed into a free-form exploration, and she’s been creating three-dimensional works in the macro realm. Stacy worked on the Smithsonian Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Exhibition in 2010 as a curatorial intern as well as a featured artist. Stacy has also recently participated in Artisphere’s award winning Yarn Bomb sponsored by the Rosslyn BID. She incorporated her macro, free-form style, decorating the Rosslyn landscape with giant grapes, carrots, bananas and various geometric works. Once again working with Artisphere, she was commission to create forty Andy Warhol inspired crochet bananas as a fundraiser to bring the Andy Warhol exhibition “Silver Clouds” to Rosslyn, VA.

Kim Ward is an independent arts consultant with deep experience in conceptual planning for projects that integrate public art in both public and private spaces.  She specializes in creating teams of collaborators, including curators, artists and designers, to support site-specific projects connecting greenways, transforming urban corridors, solving urban design issues and providing community engagement. She currently serves as the coordinator for public art and placemaking at the Rosslyn BID.  She has served as a commissioner for the Arlington County Arts Commission and chaired the Arlington County Public Art Committee. Prior to becoming actively involved in her community’s cultural life, Ms. Ward served as Executive Director of the Washington Project for the Arts from 2005 to 2009.

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May 17 – June 14, 2014
YoungPayne in Collaboration with Kidz Table Presents COLOR ME COLLABORATIVE

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 6-8pm
Hours: Thursday & Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 1-6pm
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Image courtesy of YoungPayne

Georgiana Payne and Julia Young (aka- ‘YoungPayne’) present an interactive installation in our project space. COLOR ME COLLABORATIVE is a playful look at the DC arts community featuring coloring page portraits of key players, and other interactive activities.