Sunday, March 10, 2019

Now On Display

March 4, 2019 - April 30, 2019
Fluid Acrylics by Alan Rich


As a visual artist I paint still life, landscapes and abstracts.

I have been creating art since I was a small child (many children are small). My first painting was "Popeye the Sailor" with enamel paints on wood. My other art consisted of building and customizing plastic model cars, building and racing radio control cars and trucks, and drawing with colored pencil and graphite.

My inspiration comes from the happiness and joy of bright colors. I chose the acrylic medium for its quick drying properties and wide array of available gels and mediums for creating different and interesting textures and fluid movements.

I have studios in both Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, DE. My art is an outlet from the everyday. It is relaxing and invigorating all at the same time. In a world of being connected virtually 24/7, art gets me to a quieter, more serene place, whether it’s at the beach or here at home watching football and painting…at the same time.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Now On Display
January 11, 2019-February 28, 2019
Art Inspired by African Masks by Leslie Anne Hansley
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View the work of Jamaican-born Silver Spring resident Leslie Anne Hansley! 

"I have always been fascinated by African Masks. My husband traveled to Africa many times and always brought home paintings and masks.

In early 2018, I decided to paint images of African masks on canvas but add my own twist. My ancestors used crude tools to make their masks which were often a bit imperfect but yet so very beautiful. I like that my art does not require precision and symmetry and is therefore a reflection of my personality." 

Leslie Anne Hansley
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Now Showing
November 9, 2018 - January 10, 2019
Multi-Media Art by Various Artists
- In partnership with CREATE Arts Center - 

This multifaceted exhibit showcases artwork by CREATE Arts Center's teaching artists, staff, clients, and members of Studio Downstairs

CREATE Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in downtown Silver Spring. Founded in 1986, our mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the arts.

Learn more about CREATE at
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