Artist and Forest Hills neighbor Dorothy Fall invites us to an open studio this Saturday, May 9th, from noon to 5 p.m. She writes:
Two years ago I moved into a new studio away from my home in an effort to flee distractions and to find more suitable attributes like a high ceiling, good lighting and a place conducive to creativity. The change of place had an effect on my work, on the materials, my vision and the continual time to finish each piece. I finally could peruse my memories and notes and references of trees from exotic places I had visited. The result has been my “Forest Spirits” series that has completely absorbed my creativity. I began by making very large drawings in oil bar, a type of crayon made of actual oil paint. These drawings on paper reflect the trees’ mystical souls. The spirits often appear three-dimensionally, made of cast paper and embedded in the paint on board. This work was exhibited last summer with success. (Ed.: Fall had a solo show at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.)
Buying a press I have been able to explore the subject further in monotypes, one-of-a-kind prints. Sometimes I depart from this all-encompassing subject and end with an abstract work, though there are elements to connect them with my subject. The print below is one of these.
All of my current work will be on view or available to be seen at this Open Studio. This is a special opportunity to visit other artists who work in the Mt. Rainier/Brentwood area. An exhibit of my art at the Cosmos Club is planned for September 20, 2015 through January 13, 2016.
You can see more of Fall’s work at DorothyFall.com.
Details and directions:
The Gateway Arts District’s Spring Open Studios
Saturday, May 9th, noon to 5 p.m.
Featuring the art of Dorothy Fall
Also featuring Ellen Sinel and Ellyn Weiss
Orange Door Studios
3706 Wells Avenue
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Neighboring artist studios also open: The Washington Glass School, Lorenzo Davis, Alec Simpson, White point studio, Otis Street Studios, and many more.
From Upper NW Washington and Maryland:
Take Military Road to Missouri Ave and then Riggs. Bear right on South Dakota Ave. Follow South Dakota for about 2 miles. Turn left on Monroe St NE. (after 22nd and Newton). Take a left on Rhode Island Ave and a right onto Eastern. Take the first left on 34th St (sign also says Monroe). Take second right on Otis St. Go to end of red brick town houses on the right and past a small grassy triangle, bearing left to stop sign. You will see a large white brick building on the right with a neon sign “Glass Studio” (placed on the side of the building and high up). Turn into the driveway to the right of this building and go up a very short hill. Turn left into parking area which is between 2 rows of warehouses. My studio is at the far end, close to the railway tracks, with the orange door.