The Embassy of Portugal is showing “Terra Firme/Terra Fragil” by Elizabeth Casqueiro. The artist is fascinated by the intricate interplay between nature, the built environment, and the individual self. Her work seeks to explore and capture the ways in which these three worlds intersect and interact, shaping the spaces we inhabit, the experiences we have within them, and the people we become. In her paintings, she seeks to find the harmony in these seemingly disparate elements and to celebrate the ways in which they are woven together in our lives. The artist will make brief presentations at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m. The Embassy of Portugal is located at 2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
Gallery 2112 is a fine arts and decorative arts gallery on R Street NW among Gallery Row. The gallery will be exhibiting paintings and sculpture created in the 1960s through the 1990s by various Washington artists. The art walk is a great way to discover new styles or add to your collection. Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R Street, NW.
During the month of December, International Arts & Artists at Hillyer will feature the works of Roger Mokbel, Kenny Harris and James Terrell. “First Friday” provides an opportunity to meet the artists in person and mingle with friends. IA&A at Hillyer is Dupont Circle’s largest nonprofit gallery, located in a carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, NW – behind the Phillips Collection. To learn more, visit www.athillyer.org.
The Middle East Institute Arts and Culture Center invites you to the opening of its latest exhibition, The Sea Of Life: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Kingdom of Bahrain. Co-curated by Bahrain-based Hayfa Aljishi and MEI Arts and Culture Center Director Lyne Sneige, the exhibition features 14 artists spanning different generations and art forms exploring their connection to their natural and built environment through painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. The 30 featured artworks offer a glimpse into the legacy of Bahrain’s pioneering artists, the evolving arts scene, and the ways in which younger generations are exploring new artistic expressions. Participating artists are Rashid Al Khalifa, Marwa Al Khalifa, Mohammed Al Mahdi, Mariam AlNoaimi, Jaafar Al Oraibi, Abdul Karim Al-Orrayed, Mashael Alsaie, Jamal AlYousif, Nasser AlYousif, Ebrahim Bu Saad, Balqees Fakhro, Aysha Hafuz, Ghada Khunji, Abbas Yousif. The MEI Art Gallery is located at 1763 N Street NW.