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Current Exhibits

We bring in new exhibits monthly, showcasing local and nationally known artists.

Browse our current exhibits below:

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Wood Archetypes

Olney, Maryland resident Carl Simon will present his first solo exhibition, Wood Archetypes, at the beachKraft Studio and Gallery throughout the month of June, 2024.

 

The artist grew up in Columbia MD and has always been in the PA-MD-VA area. He makes sculptures with wood and paints with watercolor. This show highlights wood sculpture where mosaic like images and abstracts are colored with acrylic washes. He enjoys the natural shapes, twists and angles of trees and wood-grain.

 

The Wood Archetypes exhibition will include current wood sculptures where boards and planks are separated, shaped, colored and reunified to create the thesis. Complex scenes are reduced to logo-like images that evoke essential essence and mood. The grains of the wood impart instinctual, primal and natural undertones.When describing his works, the artist says, “Let’s try to strike a balance between the obvious and the untold. Let’s try to capture movement and spirit. The feeling underneath can be hard to seize, but sometimes it surfaces exactly where it’s supposed to.”

 

See Carl’s work at the gallery, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

 

An opening reception will be held Saturday June 8, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

 

The artist will present a live demonstration of his process with wood media on Sunday, June 9, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

 

An additional closing reception will be held Saturday, June 22, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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John Detrich
Works on comission

One of a kind paintings!

John Detrich is an artist and graphic designer living in Ashburn, Virginia. He is known for his monster hot rod artwork which has appeared on trading cards, t-shirts, magazines, CD covers and show posters. He designed Halloween masks and a toy car line called the Creepsters which were distributed nationally.

He has also provided graphic design work for the Northern Virginia Community College and the Smithsonian Institution. Other work includes logos, illustrations and brochures.

A special selection of original paintings by John are available at the beachKraft Gallery. 

Stop in to see them in person. All works on comission by John Detrich are available for purchase at the Gallery.

We will be closed June 30 - July 4 

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