If Robin Rose ever offers to let you tour his Forest Hills home, do not pass it up (you’ll thank us later).
If you don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon, this might be the next best thing: The inventive artist and musician is featured this fall in a show at the McLean Project for the Arts. The exhibition opens on Thursday, September 10th with a reception and gallery talk from 7 to 9 p.m. and runs through October 24th. Rose will return to the McLean Center on three dates in October to explain and demonstrate the Scriptronics art form he developed. There’s even an opportunity for kids to try their hand at marrying sound and form. More details below.
Robin Rose Presents Scriptonics: An Art for the Future
Thursday, September 10 to October 24. The opening reception on September 10th, 7 to 9 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Abstract painter, encaustic pioneer and musician Robin Rose will create experiential new work that combines performance, sound and drawing. The exhibit will also include Rose’s trademark encaustic paintings which quietly glow with intense energy, color, pattern and texture, providing the framework for the exploratory process leading to these timely, interactive experiments. The project will also feature a series of performance workshops open to the public and lead by the artist.
Scriptronics Lecture and Demonstrations with Robin Rose. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. Call 703.790.1953.
• Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m., lunch and talk
• Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
Family Art Workshops
Sound Drawings: Colored Rhythms
Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Can you draw to the cool rhythms and sounds of instruments? We will use crayons, watercolor paints, markers and chalk to create artwork containing colorful, rhythmic patterns. We will be inspired by the art and sound installations of Robin Rose and the colorful watercolors of Barbara Januszkiewicz on exhibit at MPA. For ages 4-8 years; $10 per family. Register at mcleancenter.org.
The McLean Project for the Arts is located on the second level of The McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101. Plan your visit.
Emerson Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on federal holidays