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Night Scape

Night Scape In the incandescent light of Trevor Young’s paintings, the tender is the night. Past the shimmering surface of his polished art, isolated buildings and distant roadways inhabit an […]

Visual Poetry

Visual Poetry When Alex Tolstoy tried her hand at oil painting at the age of eight or nine, her mother’s friends wanted to buy her work. Though she put down […]

Primal Power

Primal Power Growing up in rural Chesterland, Ohio, Eve Stockton loved exploring the deep woods and environs near her home. The house, overlooking farm fields, was cantilevered above a ravine […]

Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone Steady tapping breaks the lunchtime stillness at Hilgartner Natural Stone Company. Sebastian Martorana, a 33-year-old stone carver, chips away at a marble block using a miniature hammer […]

Art Meets Function

Art Meets Function Born in a bomb shelter in a small Israeli town near the Jordan River, Shlomi Abukassis grew up noticing everything—from beauty to destruction. He was drawing, dancing […]

Waxing Poetic

Waxing Poetic On a sunny day in McLean, Virginia, artist and beekeeper Georgia Nassikas gazes out the tall windows of her second-story studio, taking in the sky, the verdant lawn […]

Layer by Layer

"The concept of beauty is difficult,” says Francie Hester, standing beside one of the ravishing new art objects displayed recently in an exhibition of her work at Kaller Fine Arts […]

Nature in Print

When Victoria Larson was working as an interior designer and ordering fabric for clients, she never envisioned one day running her own textile firm. Still, she dreamed. “I’d see designs […]

Volumes in Space

As a child, Elizabeth Kendall played happily in her grandmother’s sewing room, surrounded by fabric scraps and threads. She watched as her grandmother sewed Barbie Doll dresses, beautifully finished with […]

Art Studio: Creative Fiber

Art Studio: Creative Fiber What in the world is that made of?” many viewers ask when seeing Jessica Beels’s translucent sculptures for the first time. Resembling the spiral form of […]

Painting with Glass

Painting with Glass Kari Minnick’s lyrical abstractions cast a shimmering haze over the concept “clear as glass.” Broad brushstrokes sweep across diffused areas of color in her luminous works. From […]

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature Washington painter Freya Grand hears the call of wild, remote places. In search of nature untamed, she has traveled to the rocky coast of West Ireland, the […]

Painting with Color

When Leslie Bowman-Friedlander presents her bold, abstract wall quilts at craft shows, a passerby occasionally comments, “I could do that.” Many others, drawn by the vibrant colors to look close […]

Toying with Nature

Toying with Nature Elegant bugs may seem like an oxymoron. But in the refined world of Oleg Konstantinov, nature's lowly creatures inspire awe. Meticulously hand-built of sterling silver, each beetle, […]

Young Visionaries

Young Visionaries A captivating view of American craft today marks the 40th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Encompassing works by 40 artists […]

Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos At a local gathering of The Explorers Club, Washington painter Betsy Stewart chatted with a group of scientists. When they asked how her work was going, she […]

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