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Front Window Featured Artist: Karyne Messina


Date & Time: Monday, September 10-Saturday, November 17; Monday-Friday 10 am-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Description: The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents the artwork of local glass artist and sculptor Karyne Messina as the Front Window Featured Artist. Karyne's blown glass and metal sculptures, which resemble a vivid array of whimsical floating sea creatures, ships and dancing figures, fill the gallery's windows, calling to visitors from across the street. Karyne's work, delicate-yet playful, comes from her belief as a psychologist and psychoanalyst that individuals are the sum of their experiences, a theme she tries to incorporate into her work as an artist. She views her work as a reflection of her childhood encounters with the sea, as well as the many other observations she has made throughout her life. As she works, she approaches glassblowing as a dance between two people---a tango wherein artworks evolve as the artist and assistant work with each unique gather. New possibilities for forms arise as the dancers respect and control the properties of hot glass.
Cost: FREE
Ages: All ages
Location: Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood 20722
Contact: 301-277-2863; TTY 304-446-6802