Summer Arts Guide 2019

Local exhibits and performances you won't want to miss, from country, rock and hip-hop legends to marauding pirates and a building-size public art project.



Through July 7

“MORE” Local Artists

This free gallery show is a collaboration of the Lake Barcroft Art League and Falls Church Arts. FCA Gallery, 700-B W. Broad St., Falls Church,
Through July 13

“Strictly Painting 12”

This free juried biennial exhibition staged by McLean Project for the Arts showcases works by painters throughout the mid-Atlantic region. This year’s juror is Adah Rose Bitterbaum, owner and director of the Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland. McLean Project for the Arts, 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean,

Through Aug. 14

“Escape Velocity”

Chee-Keong Kung’s abstract works employ a visual vocabulary rooted in traditional Chinese calligraphy, digital culture and the language of architectural renderings. Recurring motifs of clouds and smoke reflect the McLean artist’s childhood in Singapore, where he lived in high-rises and frequented Taoist temples filled with incense. Free. Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N. Quincy St., Arlington,
Through Aug. 17

Neil Feather’s “Futura Percussion 1860”

The Arlington Art Truck engages the public in interactive art projects that blur the line between audience and presenter. This summer’s free roving exhibit by Guggenheim fellow Neil Feather allows participants to learn basic principles of electricity by operating a sound machine. The sound sculpture incorporates scientific and mechanical tools like switches, batteries and electromagnetic coils. The Art Truck has scheduled stops at the Shirlington Public Library, Pentagon Row, the Arlington County Fair and area farmers markets. For a full schedule, visit

Through Sept. 7

Jen Noone: “Sort of, Kind of, Almost”

Local multimedia artist Jen Noone’s installation uses layers of latex paint to make a statement about the endless pursuit of perfection. Free. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington,
Through Sept. 7

“Transitional Objects”

This group show exploring human relationships with inanimate materials will feature works by Kyle Bauer, Calder Brannock, Dexter Ciprian, Liz Ensz, Kyle Hittmeier, Trish Tillman and Holly Trout. Free. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington,


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