July 12, 2016

Rise Up! Group Show Opening Reception ~ The Mansion At Strathmore, Sunday, September 11, 2-4pm. My "Alive" painting, a 24"x 24" acrylic on canvas, was chosen for the NAWA juried Rise Up Group Show at the Mansion at Strathmore (10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852) which will run from September 10th through November 6th.  Strathmore Mansion is a premier art institution of the mid-Atlantic region hosting more than two dozen exhibitions a year, with educational programs for children and adults by professional artists and curators all set in an historic gallery space. Throughout its spacious galleries on the first and second floors of the Mansion, Strathmore offers art lovers an eye-catching and thought-provoking array of works in every medium by artists from the region, the nation, and around the world. In addition to mounting its own exhibitions, Strathmore collaborates with renowned museums and other art institutions, such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Rise Up! examines the transformative and celebratory emotions that occur when people emerge from their personal blue period. Artwork in the show reflects this emergence and the concept of rising upwards.

alive painting by Chris Brandell