Erin O'Hare



Aggie Zed’s sculptures are part of “Dancing in their Heads,” on view at Chroma Projects gallery through the month of December. 
Image courtesy the artist

First Fridays: December 6

Creature conflicts People often describe Aggie Zed’s sculptures as “whimsical,” or “cute.” “I can see whimsical, but I don’t ever see cute,” says the artist, who uses handmade ceramic and mechanical bits in combination with found materials such as scrap metal, wire, and plastic milk jugs to create what she calls “really dear beings that […]

Virginia Greene, whose work is shown here, is one of the artists participating in this year's ARTCHO festival at IX Art Park this weekend. Photo courtesy ARTCHO

November gallery guide

ARTCHO festival makes art available to all Home. It’s sweet. There’s no place like it. It’s where the heart is, and it’s where charity often begins. The same can be said for this year’s ARTCHO festival, to take place this Saturday, November 2, at IX Art Park from 10:30am to 5:30pm. ARTCHO’s goal is a […]

Gabriel Allan while at work on his sculpture “The Messenger,” circa 2007. Image courtesy of the Allan family

October galleries

An artist’s journey The night Alp Isin heard that his friend and fellow artist Gabriel Allan passed away, he couldn’t stop thinking about Allan’s sculptures. Though Isin had seen “a bunch” of Allan’s pieces, covering a range of times and places, he “wasn’t sure what the totality was. That day, that night, I got this […]

Ryan Trott's "Things" is on view at the New City Arts Welcome Gallery through the month of September. Image courtesy the artist

Galleries: September 2019

These are a few of Ryan Trott’s favorite things Cups, mugs, hands, feet, flowers, water drops—these are just some of the everyday objects that inspire Ryan Trott.  Simplified shapes repeat throughout “Things,” the artist’s exhibition now on view through the month of September at the New City Arts Welcome Gallery. The paintings, drawings, screen prints, […]

"Memorial," an immersive audio-visual installation, at Chroma Projects Gallery. Image by Bolanle Adeboye

First Fridays: August 2

Openings Chroma Projects Inside Vault Virginia, Third Street SE. “Memorial,” an immersive audio/visual installation by Bolanle Adeboye, Richelle Claiborne, and Leslie Scott-Jones, with music from Lou “Waterloo” Hampton and Mike Moxham, that considers the African American perspective and makes space for communal creation, remembrance, awareness, and compassion. 5-7pm, performance at 5:30. CitySpace 100 Fifth St. […]

“Requiem for a Reef” is one of the works on view in Tina Curtis’ “Radiolaria & Reef” at Second Street Gallery’s Dové Gallery through June 19. 
Image courtesy of artist

Life aquatic

Do you know where your oxygen comes from? Trees, shrubs, grass, sure. But scientists estimate that at least half (and maybe even up to 85 percent) of all oxygen on planet Earth comes from phytoplankton, one-celled plants that live on the surface of the ocean, gobble up ocean nutrients and sunlight, then photosynthesize, producing oxygen. […]